Too much noise when fast bending

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  1. Roudan

    Roudan Senior Member

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    Hi Guys

    Could I have your advice on how to reduce string noise? Thanks

    When playing 1/16 notes on these notes

    17E 20B whole bend, 17E 20B whole bend,17E 20B whole bend,17E 20B whole bend

    Whenever I releases 20B bend, g string vibrates creating too much noise. And when 4th bending finger release the bending, B string itself also vibrates creating noise.

    I usually used 2nd finger to mute the neighboring string like G string when bending B string, but in this playing I have to use 2nd finger to play 17High E so no muting. At the mean time I did use palm muting. But the problem is palm muting is hard to mute exactly the neighboring string, I either palm mute too many string including muting picking string or I just mute the first 3 lower strings so I can not palm mute the G string when bending B string.

    So how do you guys do it ?

    Thanks I appreciate it.
     
  2. lung plunger

    lung plunger Senior Member

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    I embrace the drone.
     
  3. Roudan

    Roudan Senior Member

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    Lung, What do you mean by that ? Thx
     
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    lung plunger Senior Member

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    We are probably talking about different circumstances and/or styles, but whenever i leave a bend and the string still rings out....I let it go. For instance, playing a few notes on the low E string, then moving up to the A, G, and D strings.... with that low E string still ringing, it's creating a "bass or base" effect. I'll hammer off a bend to let that particular string ring out while I move to the next notes. Kinda creating an ambience.
     
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    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    lay your left hand index finger across the treble strings strings, bend with the middle and ring fingers, and use the side of your right hand to mute the lower strings.

    Then everything is muted except for the string you're bending.
     
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    gadafi Senior Member

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    You shouldn't have to palm mute the g, sounds like you might be releasing the b in an uncontrolled fashion which is making the g ring. Another explanation might be that your guitars action is too low which means the g string is getting caught under your finger tip when you bend the b causing it to 'pull off' when you release the b, or too high which means the g is either hitting your nail or sliding over the top of it when you bend the b which will also cause it to vibrate when you release the b.
     
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    Malikon 仮面ライダー V.I.P. Member

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    Bending with 2 fingers, 1st finger acts as a mute and lays across the strings.

    Maybe some pics will illustrate it better.

    Learning to mute is one of the most important parts of playing guitar.

    Ozzy+Osbourne+Zakk+Wylde+2nd+Annual+VH1+Rock+BHbZYz78thHl.jpg download.jpg

    In both pics the first finger is laying across the strings to mute them while the middle and ring fingers are bending.
     
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    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Start slow bending..allot quiter
     
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  9. Roudan

    Roudan Senior Member

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    Thanks Malikon. I appreciate it.
     
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