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    okay i got a guitar for christmas. it is EPI esm-300 electric guitar. it didn't come with instructions so here is my question. the whammy bar did not come attached, it screws in. i screwed it in but nothing happened can you help? i have no idea how to play so i'm gonna take lessons. how does the whammy bar work? thanks

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    Ok mac, you screwed in the bar, but did you push it down after you hit a note? That's how it works. Basically you bring the arm up parallel to the strings and push in towards the body of the guitar. This in turn causes the bridge to pivot towards the neck, while dropping the tension on the strings. The result is lower notes because of the drop in tension. That's all there is too it.

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    do you screw the whammy bar until it is tight? i don't know how to play a note. my guitar isn't tuned either. i have no patience i almost did a pete townshend thing. funny enough i was just strumming my guitar and it sounded like "zombie" by
    the CRANIBERRIES(sp).

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    Get yourself one of those "begineer videos " and a tuner. Then tune that som bitch up and lay off that whammy bar. That's the last thing you need to worry about.

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    that's the sad thing i did get a begineer
    video it didn't help.

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    I usually don't screw my bar in until it's tight. I like my bars to flop.

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    I like mine floppy too

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    mac, take the freakin' bar off, you don't need it right now like everyone else has said. Just learn to play some first. Just as an FYI, I always have my whammy bars screwed all the way in, but I loosen the whammy bolt so they swing free. I hate when the bar pulls up too, like Eddie does.

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    Mac. I agree too. Get rid of the whammy bar. When you're learning it'll just get in your way. Concentrate on playing right now, the rest will come later, and don't be in too much of a rush or you'll get too frustrated and will probably put the instrument down for good. Right now you need patience more than a whammy bar.

 

 

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