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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2009, 02:22:38 pm »
Do you need high gain for this technique to sound really good?
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2009, 04:28:04 pm »
I do it on an acoustic and it still works, so I'd say no.

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2009, 04:36:39 pm »
Do you need high gain for this technique to sound really good?
Not necessarily, but most of the runs he showed were more rock/metal runs which won't sound to good without a bit of gain. But the technique in general is pretty versatile :)

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2010, 01:54:47 pm »
Just seems that the volume of the notes produced from finger tapping is significantly less than if a pick was used.  May be I'm just not tapping the string hard enough?
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2010, 01:57:42 pm »
i think it's a combination of string height and the power with which you tap.

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2010, 02:01:17 pm »
Ah, interesting.  So do the strings need to be higher or lower to get the most volume?
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2010, 02:23:39 pm »
Lower. Though I don't know the scientific reasoning behind it.

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2010, 12:33:21 am »
Hey justin, I'm new to the site and relatively new to the guitar.  I especially know very little about the equipment.  And i noticed i can't get my tapping to sound like yours, could that be because of my weak amp? I only have a 20W amp at the moment that came with my first guitar.  Didn't have the money to buy a new one yet, so I was just wondering if that could be my problem?

I have the same problem. I can tap the top 3 strings with my left hand.
I have a DigiTech RP 55 Processor, even with that I can't tap the 3 lower strings.

I watched the video lesson and was like, right on I can do that. I'm sure it's my guitar
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2010, 03:04:07 am »
Hey justin, I'm new to the site and relatively new to the guitar.  I especially know very little about the equipment.  And i noticed i can't get my tapping to sound like yours, could that be because of my weak amp? I only have a 20W amp at the moment that came with my first guitar.  Didn't have the money to buy a new one yet, so I was just wondering if that could be my problem?

Hey I only have a 5 watt amp. 

Loved this lesson.  I want more!   ;D
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2014, 10:51:49 pm »
When I do this on the first string I (along with anything I play higher up on the 1st string) get horrific amounts of noise. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2014, 11:38:03 pm »
Are you muting the other strings?

Just to make sure, you mean the high e string correct?

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2014, 11:20:22 am »
Yeah, the high e, but how do I mute when tapping, there doesn't seem to be a comfortable right hand position to allow tapping the notes and muting the lower strings (the sounds seem to be coming from much lower strings)

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2014, 05:14:00 pm »
Well that is the whole key to the technique muting.  At the very beginning of the video Justin talks about muting, both left and right hands.
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