Jump to content

Weird Harmonics From 1970 Martin 12 String Model


MolchMon
 Share

Recommended Posts

Howdy,

 

New to Variax/Shiruken. When playing a plucked harmonics on the 12th, 9th, 7th, and 5th frets, an odd and unattractive warbling occurs when using the 1970 Martin model.  For example, imagine playing the into to  Yes' 'And You And I'. Every time you pluck a harmonic, the note you are intending to gets scooped into from the note below kind of like the way a singer scoops into ascending notes while searching for the right note to sing. That's what the 1970 Martin 12 string does when harmonics are plucked on it. Any remedies for that?

 

Thanks for your wisdom and knowledge,

 

MM

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Howdy,

 

New to Variax/Shiruken. When playing a plucked harmonics on the 12th, 9th, 7th, and 5th frets, an odd and unattractive warbling occurs when using the 1970 Martin model. For example, imagine playing the into to Yes' 'And You And I'. Every time you pluck a harmonic, the note you are intending to gets scooped into from the note below kind of like the way a singer scoops into ascending notes while searching for the right note to sing. That's what the 1970 Martin 12 string does when harmonics are plucked on it. Any remedies for that?

 

Thanks for your wisdom and knowledge,

 

MM

You're not gonna get rid of that. The tuning algorithms which create the 12 string effect are not perfect, and some weird tracking issues happen with harmonics, particularly if you strike more than one and allow them to ring together. It's not peculiar to the Shuriken... the JTV's all exhibit this too. There are YouTube videos demonstrating exactly what you're talking about. The technology has it's limits.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Warbling is usually a result of the pick-up to string distance adjustment.

If it's more of a whistling howling, the intonation needs to be dialed in tighter.

 

Have the set-up checked by a Line 6 authorized service center. Make certain

your guitar is registered in your account.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...