13 year old needs help people!!!

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by UjSen, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    um , i just got a gb&a electric for my b'day(double humbucker)
    i don't quite knoe songs that use the whammy bar.any help??? :help: :please: :please:
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    songs that use whammy bar .. hmm lets see
    almost all of the steve vai's song require good control of tremolo ... and satriani .. etc
  3. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    do you knoe any of them???
  4. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Bad Horsie ... Is one for sure ... And Whammy is used in lots of Van Halen Songs too ...
  5. koolstrum

    koolstrum The Chosen One

    wots a whammy bar?
  6. har1s

    har1s <b>Untitled</b>

    The whammy bar (vibrato bar) is the most powerful sound
    altering tool of the guitar. Simply said, there are
    sounds you can create "only" with a whammy bar.
    Not even the whammy pedal can reproduce the sounds and
    feel that are created by an inventive guitarist who may
    choose to use this powerful tool.From the grooving sounds
    of surf guitar (using minor chords) to gashtly hallows of
    Heavy Metal .
    Early inventions included the Bigsby which could be found
    on the Epiphone ES-295 which was introduced in 1952 by the
    legendary Scotty Moore who was Elvis Presleys guitarist.
    The Bigsby is a large spring operated system which is
    mounted on top of the guitar body. In the 70's, Floyd Rose
    introduced the "locking" whammy system, where the springs
    were mounted underneath, inside the body of the guitar.

    SHAHRUKH's explanation...if u didnt understand the above 1...

    well in simple terms ...
    tremolo systems are the metal bits which make up the bridge, but they differ from other generic bridges in a way that tremolos are not fixed, they hold the strings and the whole assmbly can be rocked forward or backward, this increases or decreases the tension in the strings, causing change in the notes pitch, thus gives that vibrato sound!! ..
    now i will only introduce two major types of tremolo units .. one of them is the fender style .. it can go only one way ..that is forward . (slackens the string) while floyd rose (name of the company which patended/designed this tremolo) can go forward and back ...so it can increase or decrease the tension in the strings .. here is a pic of floyd rose ..


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  7. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    what kind of whammy do i have??
    it goes up and down.???
  8. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    hehe...first when i saw the title i thought its regarding those junk spam mails...13 yr old needs O+ blood.. :p:

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