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Thread: Uh.. What is this strange thing hes doing?

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    Uh.. What is this strange thing hes doing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIl3Qtjusqs

    What the hell is he doing at 2:09?

    I wanna do that!

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    He's screaming into his pickups. Neat trick.

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    I'm not convinced.

    Whatever he's doing, the sound is amazing though.

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    He really is screaming into his pickups. he started doing that as a joke, trying to look as if he is playing with his teeth, then singing lines into it that would be impossible to play that way.
    same with the looper pedal, which has a sweep lick saved in it, and he uses it to make it look as if he sweeps with his teeth. A lot of people dont get that joke and accuse him of cheating... =(
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    by the way, thats a clip from the "Mr Big live" video, recorded at the Warfield in SF. I bought that shortly after it was released, and i love it (the CD too). Awesome performances, incl. a cover of "Baba O Riley".
    And the solo rocks, I watched that a gazillion times
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    How are his pick-ups recieving his voice??

    I don't get it

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    Well, if a pickup is slightly microphonic, it can act like a microphone, thats one example. you have to speak into it very loudly though. considering you dont only hear the strings but also when you i.e. tap on the pickup or the guitar body, the pickups pick up more than just the sound of the strings anyway.
    He does the same thing at the end of the "Get Out Of My Yard" intro solo, as can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x9xG0ANIdY

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    we have to be careful in order to not let this turn into gear talk though... =)
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    So the pick-up recieves the voice itself, not through vibration of the strings?

    Very interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricV
    you have to speak into it very loudly though.
    .. As in just, speaking loudly.. or full on screaming?

    I must say, I feel like a right idiot doing it.. and I haven't heard anything come out my amp .

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    Well you have to post a Youtube vid so we can see you're doing it right

    "Come on! Shout louder! Get out of my yard!!"

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    As in "screaming", you know... if you watch that guitar solo video, he is really yelling in there big time, and it will not work with every pickup.
    And there is this old GFTPM interview, a roundtable with Paul, Shawn Lane, Alex Skolnick, Reb Beach and Andy T., and in that one, Paul explains why he started doing it. Its a fun read, its from a 1993 issue.
    hope this helps
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    I must say, I feel like a right idiot doing it.. and I haven't heard anything come out my amp .
    Hahaha! Just make sure the neighbours are out

    Here's another video of Paul doing it. It's a jam with all the players Eric just mentioned along with Satch and Vai.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRWFoTBQUAw
    Last edited by NG7; 05-12-2008 at 08:58 PM.

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    Good clip. Really hard to work out exactly what Pauls up to there though.

    Shawn Lane certainly blazed.

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    my stupid computer wont play those videos very good but i love that fast opening lick hes doing. i need a new computer. when he screams is it clear falsetto like king diamond or is it rough screaming? im gonna try it in my closet. i also love singing like king diamond, michael sweet, geff tate.. so i have alot of experience with that too.

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