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the harmonic bobby is hitting

PostPosted:Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:31 pm
by caspersvapors
bobby hits a harmonic after every verse and bends it with tremolo, anybody know what frets and strings its on?

PostPosted:Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:50 pm
by GratefulPat
i probably do but you need to narrow it down, ive been working stella out for so long on bobs and jerrys parts

PostPosted:Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:31 pm
by old man down
Just a guess since this is all so vague. From the Wake of the Flood LP, after the verse "It all rolls into one," Jer or Bob play an arpeggio from the Emaj7 chord:

e|11
B|12
G|13
D|14
A|x
E|x

It is very resonant there since it is right at the 12th fret. The arpeggio is from the high e string to the D string.

Since it is so nice and resonant there, it is not too much of a stretch to think that one of them would employ it routinely on tour.

PostPosted:Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:26 pm
by pappypgh
I think he's referring to the last line of each half of each verse, that ends w/ an B7 chord. He's holding the whammy bar down, to loosen up the strings, hitting the high E & B strings on the 7th fret (harmonic - together - at the same time), then slowly lifting the whammy bar (tremolo arm for you purists) until it's back to normal, thus "bending up" to the B harmonic without the "Eb (or D#)" note.

Is THAT what yer talkin' about?

"There's just the pavement left....and broken dreams (bend up harmonic, followed by Jerry's bend from Bb to B note)....Stella Blue"

PostPosted:Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:38 pm
by strumminsix
Interesting pappy...
Never thought about this much but for that song I arpegiate E, em7, as4, a then hold the pick and use fingers for the remaining chords and on the c7 and b7 grab all 3 simultaneously. Never thought much about it since that was kinda just what my ears heard...

PostPosted:Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:41 pm
by tigerstrat
pappypgh wrote:the whammy bar (tremolo arm for you purists)
A purist would call it a vibrato arm. **ducking and running...**

PostPosted:Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:20 pm
by Pete B.
I always thought it would be funny if actual slices of cheese would drop out of Bobbys guitar when he used that Whammy thang.

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:42 am
by pappypgh
tigerstrat wrote:
pappypgh wrote:the whammy bar (tremolo arm for you purists)
A purist would call it a vibrato arm. **ducking and running...**

I'LL GET YOU, TS - IF IT'S THE LAST THING I DO!!! :x
peteb wrote:I always thought it would be funny if actual slices of cheese would drop out of Bobbys guitar when he used that Whammy thang.
LMAO!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

But, in all fairness - he used it with pretty good taste, IMO.

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:44 am
by pappypgh
strumminsix wrote:Interesting pappy...
Never thought about this much but for that song I arpegiate E, em7, as4, a then hold the pick and use fingers for the remaining chords and on the c7 and b7 grab all 3 simultaneously. Never thought much about it since that was kinda just what my ears heard...
I'm with ya on the arpeggios, SS....and even the C7....but hit that harmonic together like I described and, if you have a tremolo arm - EXCUSE ME - VIBRATO arm :x - hold it down, then bring it back to normal position after the pluck....sickleberry. :cool:

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:35 pm
by tigerstrat
Pete B. wrote:I always thought it would be funny if actual slices of cheese would drop out of Bobbys guitar when he used that Whammy thang.
I really like Bob's whammying on GSET, Sugar Mag, Bucket...

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:58 pm
by pappypgh
tigerstrat wrote:
Pete B. wrote:I always thought it would be funny if actual slices of cheese would drop out of Bobbys guitar when he used that Whammy thang.
I really like Bob's whammying on GSET, Sugar Mag, Bucket...
WORD. Also props on I Need A Miracle, Truckin', The Other One, Black Peter and Victim or the Crime, just to name a few more. :cool:

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:28 pm
by Pete B.
I'm thinking maybe like when he uses the whammy bar, it's hooked up to like a playdough unit filled with spray can cheese that comes out of his guitar pickups like spagetti!... no?
8)

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:50 pm
by tigerstrat
Pete B. wrote:I'm thinking maybe like when he uses the whammy bar, it's hooked up to like a playdough unit filled with spray can cheese that comes out of his guitar pickups like spagetti!... no?
8)
and out of his mouth, nose, eye sockets... :D

PostPosted:Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:41 pm
by krzykat
tigerstrat wrote:
Pete B. wrote:I'm thinking maybe like when he uses the whammy bar, it's hooked up to like a playdough unit filled with spray can cheese that comes out of his guitar pickups like spagetti!... no?
8)
and out of his mouth, nose, eye sockets... :D
just out of his ears

PostPosted:Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:26 am
by amyjared
I always thought it would be funny if actual slices of cheese would drop out of Bobbys guitar when he used that Whammy thang.
I'm thinking maybe like when he uses the whammy bar, it's hooked up to like a playdough unit filled with spray can cheese that comes out of his guitar pickups like spagetti!... no?
LOL! Thanks for cracking me up today! I wasn't feeling well and this put a smile on my face!