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Posted by MarkMJ (18.104.22.168) on September 19, 2003 at 17:54:40:
In Reply to: Tuning posted by Kevin on September 08, 2003 at 14:30:18:
: As a guy who was heavily influenced in my formative years by Steve Harris (he of Iron Maiden fame), I can tell you that firstly you need to use your neck pick-up (if you have a choice)to get that Precision-like growl. The rest of the sound is in the fingering of the right hand. You have to strike the string down quite hard so that it, in turn strikes the frets. This gives you the mettalic attack that you hear on many Maiden recordings. Steve uses flatwounds on his basses so as the sound isn't too bright or mettalic. Have a go, Wraithchild is a good one to start with.
: Mark (Sedgley, England)
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