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Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2022 9:49 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:41 pm 

If the action of the guitar is too low, when you use the tremolo arm to raise the pitch of the strings, there will be a buzz sound because the strings will make contact with frets they aren't supposed to make contact with. Because of this you are unable to have a very low action if you plan to raise the pitch of a note with the tremolo arm.

Right now I'm adjusting the action of my guitar which has a Floyd Rose. I know the action can't be too low, but I have a question: How high should it be? To figure this out I came up with another question: How many semitones up should the tremolo arm be able to raise? If the latter question is answered the former question will be more or less answered too.

P.S. I play metal and extreme metal.

P.S.2. If you could give me examples of songs where the pitch is raised with the tremolo arm it would be awesome.

Eternal Unity
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:29 am
Posts: 275
Location: Israel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:32 am 


Floyd Rose is quite nice but very tricky to actualize into long periods of time, in my experience. If were talking live action on stage - it has to be tuned after every song. Very delicate piece of equipment. If you're in the studio - play as long as you want. Fell free to experiment. Find in the balance the right pitch. I love working with this aspect, but rarely use it live.

Hope it helps,

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