double stops vs harmonized guitars
I never understood why playing two notes on one guitar has such a different tone than playing one note each on two separate guitars. For example Metallica's "Orion" has 2 or 3 guitars playing harmonies starting at about 4:15 into the song (youtube has a version if you need it). If that's played on one guitar, you get a crunchier guitar-chord-like sound; played on separate guitars, a smooth sound. Any ideas?
I think that the difference in sound is partly due to the notes coming through separate sources so that the vibration from each note has less opportunity to mingle with vibrations from the other notes.
In addition, each guitar tone can be adjusted (through effects or amp)so that the notes don't have exactly the same vibrations and therefore don't "react" to one another.
Maybe some of our readers will have other ideas for you.
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