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please could someone tell me...

does the guage of strings effect how loud/noticable finger tapping is

i have a yamaha pacifica with guage 9 strings and it taps like a bitch its so good, however i also got an ibanez rg series with guage 10 and it doesnt really seem to sound as good when i tap. Like in solos when you start tapping it goes considerably quieter please cud sumone help me out with this before i go setting up my ibanez to take 9's only to find out it wont make a difference.

scott

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hmm, well i tap my bass that ha 50s . im no expert on the guitar but it could be becuase your fingers arnt strong enough to tap the 10s yet. try shifting around with your pickups to try and get the clearest sound and crank up your volume.

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i have really heavy guage strings on one of my guitars and yes it is harder to tap on, I would say a lighter guage is easier, however i find 9s are too light / slippy almost

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9's are like pubes...... And yea - i'm guesing that as their lighter, they'll need less force to strike the note you're after, but i dont think there should be such a big difference between strings only 1 appart.....

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thing is, it'll be easier to sound the notes on 9s, but they have less volume and sustain than 10s anyway.....difference wont be that huge either way

i tap on 10s, think it works fine. if your having problems the answer is probably just more practise, unless you were already thinking about changing your strings

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yeah i hope so, i can tap real good on my yamaha but it seems my ibanez just wont wok, i mean it works but its not as good soundin. i think i'll change back to 9's on my ibanez. see what that does

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Originally posted by Danny Doubt:

dont use ur finger use ur pick side-on an cheat!

No use your fingers...

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Originally posted by Dan Atom:

There is some HARMONISED finger tapping in one of the songs on the forthcoming My Minds Weapon EP.

Can Jamsey do tapping yet? or is is two layers of dan-idge, if it's you and J - Fucking hell!!!!! that's progress if ever i saw it....

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Originally posted by Paulscoconutass:

Can Jamsey do tapping yet? or is is two layers of dan-idge, if it's you and J - Fucking hell!!!!! that's progress if ever i saw it....

Two layers of dan-age... but Jamesy's playing on the CD is pretty fucking good!

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