Is the horse neighing on bad horsie really done by steve?

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Is the horse neighing on bad horsie really done by steve?

#1 Post by DarthM » Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:27 am

[Sorry if this topic is already in this forum, can't check all 27 pages!]
When i first heard the song, i was told steve himself did it...at that time i was just discovering guitar virtuoso so i thought he could really do it. But then i've never seen him doing it. When i bought live at astoria, i was hoping to get my answer but ... He did create voice pitches on flexable leftovers. Is the horse a sample?? Else how is it done? With what effects??
Does somebody know?

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#2 Post by Mikey » Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:07 am

The sound at the beginning of the track is a sample.

The most of the horse-like noises throughout the song are performed on guitar.

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#3 Post by saxaxe » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:49 pm

As Mike said, the beginning is a sample, but the rest are harmonics altered with a combination of the whammy bar and wah wah.

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#4 Post by ShrediMaster » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:57 pm

e-0/24-~23~22~21~20~19~~~~----------
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use massive tremola on the vibratos
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#5 Post by ax murderer » Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:11 am

try hitting a sixth fret harmonic and then using violent, fast trem vibrato. make sure you're running LOTS of gain. you might enjoy that!

yeah, the horse sounds at the beginning and very end of the song are samples though. steve's good on a guitar, but i don't think he's quite that good!

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#6 Post by b2 » Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:47 am

Edward Van Halen did a lot of these things. This is Eddies elephant:


(Taken from another page. "wha wha bar" = tremolo arm)
Start with volume shutdown,(this may be easier with foot ped) play the 3 harmonics, let them all ring, dive down on wah wah bar crank up the volume then smothly release wah wah bar then back down then cut volume.when you get it just right i know it'll put a smile on your face.


all harmonics
E|--------12~~~~~
B|-----7~~~~~~~
G|--5~~~~~~~~~
D|-------------------
A|-------------------
E|-------------------

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#7 Post by markelia » Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:44 am

I learned how EVH did that elephant noise by rewinding an MTV interview clip over and over. :D EVH actually depresses the bar before raising turning up the volume knob, so he doesn't have to pull his trem up to raise the pitch.

EVH does his horse neighing sound by using a 2nd or 3rd fret harmonic on his G string with a violent trem shake and dive.

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