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View Poll Results: 2 string or 3 string powerchords?
2 string powerchords! 8 19.51%
3 string powerchords! 5 12.20%
I switch it up sometimes! 28 68.29%
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Old 2006-11-29, 15:02
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2 string or 3 strings powerchords?

Which do you prefer, and why? Or do you like to switch it up, depending?

2 string power chord:

A:-5-
E:-3-


3 string power chord:

D:-5-
A:-5-
E:-3-


I've always used 3, and didn't know most people used 2 until I started playing with other guitarists. I like 3 better, personally, and I find it easier for myself. I use 3 fingers rather than barring with my ring finger.
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Old 2006-11-29, 15:11
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I don't see the point of this. Surely it depends on what sound you want. It's like asking "what's your favourite note?"
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Old 2006-11-29, 15:28
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I don't see the point of this. Surely it depends on what sound you want. It's like asking "what's your favourite note?"


i agree.



i voted i switch it up sometimes. i mostly use 2 strings, but sometimes i'll use three if i want some extra sound in there.

i find it easier to use 2 for really fast parts as well.
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Old 2006-11-29, 15:34
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I switch it up. When I want to go fast, i do two notes. When I go slow or medium, I usually do three.
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Old 2006-11-29, 15:54
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i agree.



i voted i switch it up sometimes. i mostly use 2 strings, but sometimes i'll use three if i want some extra sound in there.

i find it easier to use 2 for really fast parts as well.


My exact reason. 2 strings for fast stuff, 3 strings for a more full bodied power chord.
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Old 2006-11-29, 16:02
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oh goddammed, what kinda fuckign shit is this now???

dont you fucking have something better to do than bring kinda lame shit up.



i wish i was a mod, id ban the shit out of peeple like this right away... if they'd allow me
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Old 2006-11-29, 16:06
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I voted switch it up. I use each type depending on the type of sound or speed i am trying to achieve.
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Old 2006-11-29, 16:36
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3 string sounds more poppy, but also adds more grit to the distortion. 2 string sounds dead. This is a stupid fucking thread. I rhymed
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Old 2006-11-29, 16:41
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I'll play 2 notes when I'm playing something fast, and 3 notes when it's not so fast.

I use my pinky finger to get the 5th and octave notes fretted. On any power chords where I'm playing a power chord on the 5th string, using the pinkey is convenient in case I want to hit the major 3rd on the 2nd string.
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Old 2006-11-29, 16:41
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you should do that all the time
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Old 2006-11-29, 16:44
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depends on what kind of feel i want. if i'm playing fast palm muted, heavy stuff its always gonna be 2 strings. but anything strummed its going to be 3 strings
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Old 2006-11-29, 17:22
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Wtf?
Well, for palm muted shit, 2 string all the way for the lower chunk, but for rythm and cool rock and power metal it's gotta be 3 strings to give it that nice ring imo.
I actually always finger a 3 string PC even if I just play the bottom two strings, I find it easier for some reason.
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Old 2006-11-29, 17:53
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4 strings. What a shit thread!
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Old 2006-11-29, 18:11
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2 most of the time...just learned that way...i think the funniest power chord is the "super" power chord...or at least that is what I call it.

Code:
|-5-| |-3-| |-1-|

that stuff cracks me up...

yeah...
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Old 2006-11-29, 18:23
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I can't beleive no one has mentioned that if there are not at least three tones played simultaneously, then it is not a "chord" at all...
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Old 2006-11-29, 18:26
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Yeah, good point it's technically a diad innit?
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Old 2006-11-29, 18:53
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Or just an interval.


Try four note powerchords ... In a drop tuning you can get five, and it sounds enormous.
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Old 2006-11-29, 19:08
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Or just an interval.


Try four note powerchords ... In a drop tuning you can get five, and it sounds enormous.


oh man... i love that. PERFECT for droning stuff... works really well if you tune your guitar like Strapping Young Lad [(G)CGCGCE] you can just bar an entire fret and drone.
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Old 2006-11-29, 21:03
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Why is this considered a shit thread? Geeze :P
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Old 2006-11-29, 22:10
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Kinda pointless thread, but anyways, i usually use 2 notes. i use 3 if i wan the chord to stand out more
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