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    quick question

    do you think sweep picking sounds better with more or less distortion

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    Yes I do, More or less.

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    Hehe, Los Boleros - great joke :-)

    Me too ;-)

    No, serious jord, what is important about what WE think that it sounds better since it's more important what YOU think... But to give you an answer: In my opinion it's sometimes better to use distortion and sometimes clean sounds - the context gives you the answer!!! I'm at all not a fan of heavy distortion if it hides mistakes or is to muddy... So my answer would without mentioning other pros and cons: less distortion!!!

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    Last edited by live; 03-28-2011 at 01:45 AM.

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    It truely depends on the song and context its used in. Im suggest you practise sweeping with clean though (as well as any other technique), as distortion will hide mistakes.

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    That is true, but distortion can also help to amplify a lack of muting technique, so itīs a good idea to occasionally switch to a distorted sound to see how your sweeping sounds with that
    Eric

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    Ahhh thx sixstrings121, didn't remember the word "depend" and have been searching for it (you can see the tohuwabohu which followed in my explaining in the post ;-) ....)

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