There are many ways to adjust
to give it the sound
you want, but these are the method
s I use.
This depends on if you are playing rythm
guitar. If you are playing solo, you might want to adjust the equalizer
on the amplifier
and on the guitar so that you have a sound that easily gives you the ability to make harmonics without too much concentration and delay. This is done using much (not too much) treble, while using a pickup as much to the right as possible. If you have one, using a humbucker
is a good idea.
Heavy rhythm guitars are often confused with the bass
, since both instrument
s have such a dark sound. This makes it important to tune
the sound so that the guitar don’t fade away behind all the other instruments. In addition to the dark tones that are building the foundation of the guitar-sound, use some treble
, while adding some reverb
In various types of metal, like death
, having a dark and powerful sound is often important. This can be done by using drop d tuning
. Another method is to use the rightmost pickup
, after adjusting it so that it is as close to the strings as possible.
I experimented with using a bass-string on my guitar, and the sound was great, but the problem is that I am not a bass-player, so the size of the string became too annoying for me. You should also be careful with using bass-strings, since they require stricter tightening. If you happened to use a cheap or old guitar, the string might bend the neck, or even snap the bridge
Sometimes you might want a bit more noisy sound from your guitar. I do this by using a coin
instead of a guitar-pick. Beware that the strings will probably not love you as much afterwards.
If you have any methods that should be here, let me know