Re: Hey again!!. What's up with "forced" harmonics?

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Posted by Alfonso on September 01, 2000 at 15:27:57:

In Reply to: Re: Hey again!!. What's up with "forced" harmonics? posted by El Pájaro on August 31, 2000 at 07:40:25:

: ¿Qué pasa, compadre? (Allright, let's keep it English from now on...)
: Humm ..."Bridland" ...Well, looks like we're walking into sacred territory here ...however, the advice you've been given sounds correct as far as the use of the right thumb goes. One suggestion, though: try to pluck the string with your right pinkie, directly over the bridge pickup (I'm assuming you're soloing the bridge pickup to get a more "jaco" tone. You should get a stronger sound that way ...just a thought.
: Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,

: El Pájaro

OK; let me comment a couple of things...
First of all; I would LOVE to use the bridge tone but sadly I can't choose. I have an Ibanez TR-45 : four strings and one passive pickup. Anyway; it's a pretty good bass...
Second; I tried to do the harmnoics in a lot of different ways:
-"Fretting" with the index and plucking with the thumb (it's the way that best works for me but it is so slow...)
- "Fretting" with the thumb and pluckin' with any other finger. The problem here is that I can't find a good way to hit the string without moving the thumb
-At least I tried with the pinky but it seems like the first one but I can't hit the string strong enough
Any comments?. Another thing can you play "forced" harmonic chords in that way?.
Thank you for your advices as always...

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