Anyone bend strings behind the tunomatic for minor vibrato effects?

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  1. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Active Member

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    I've found myself do I g this a lot lately as I long for a Vibsystem. Its just started to become a bit natural to move my fingers back whilst playing and selectively amd tastefully bend the string for a Vibrato effect. I was wondering if anyone else does this. Its not very practical but I finger pick exclusively so I can handle it without it hurting my playing
     
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    that's not an effect I could manage or use
    given my style...
     
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    Its easier than one might think... It sounds really silly but it works well enough. I struggle with regular finger vibrato due to damaged muscle in my left hand so I'm always working around that.

    This technique grew by accident.
     
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    Out of curiosity, what style do you believe you play?
     
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    I do it all the time. These guys really help:
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    I should have specified... Thanks Biddlin

    I love that guitar. I'm envious of the vibrola and P90s, a fun combination. My interests start with tone, aesthetics are secondary but a gorgeous instrument makes you play more right? Hell if it really fits the guitar starts playing you...
     
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    I do it every so often at the headstock, behind the nut.
     
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    I have only done that on my strat, when I iwas younger... I feel.like that might be abit more difficult. If you have a Tom and a stop tail you could try it, of course that requires extra finger work for your right hand.

    I won't tell other how to live but I think fingerpicking is far mlre comfortable, and versatile. You get your whole hand to use! You have the extra fingers and the capability of putting them to work in ways a pick would struggle to replicate.

    I do try to use a pick sometimes, and it has its tonal place bit its not for me to use primarily. I may use it on occasion. I will say the ventures and others can be difficult to cover tonally without a pick.
     
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    Me too, but I prefer...

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