HELP! I need to quickly learn how to scrape

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by RichM7564, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. RichM7564

    RichM7564 Member

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    AC DC does it right between the ending choruses to "Highway To Hell"
    I think EVH does it early in "Panama"

    I've been playing 40+ years, and never learned how to do this. I think they use the pick and downscrape the string but how come when I do it, it never sounds the same.

    I'm frustrated.
     
  2. funkycam

    funkycam Member

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    use the blunt edge of the pick so you don't mess up the regular part.
    scrape on the wound strings with the pick @ 90 degrees to the string.
    more gain will give a more agressive tone.
    Baboom
     
  3. lhallam

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    Really helps to have high volume and gain.
     
  4. chrisr777

    chrisr777 Member

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    The speed is important as well. Too slow and you just get pops, too fast and you can run out of neck. Just practice it a bit until you get the feel.
     

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