Make a Beginner Guitar Play Like a Pro Guitar

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Guitar setup challenge! Herman Li, guitarist of the Grammy nominated, platinum selling metal act DragonForce, shows you how to make a $120 beginner guitar by Donner play like his $3000 professional custom touring guitars! This setup also works on a Fender Stratocaster, Squire Stratocaster and other similar guitars.
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Alekzander Krow
Alekzander Krow 19 ժամ առաջ
Hey what chair do you have????
Big Log
Big Log 9 օր առաջ
Definitely don’t cut your balls off.
Fx Expert
Fx Expert Ամիս առաջ
Dude change your wireless, you sounds awful live..but still love ya
A K Ամիս առաջ
Just listen to him, I can listen to this all day. Herman is a really good guitar teacher.
witch Throat
witch Throat Ամիս առաջ
You have inspired me to chase my dream to play an electric guitar
LukinhasZPU 2 ամիս առաջ
1:00 Meanwhile in chat: "Angry guitarist cuts balls off on stream"
Alan Angcao
Alan Angcao 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman is going to spend a few months modding the Donner I see, I will watch every one... If Herman uses the Donner for a concert (when lockdown is over obviously) it will be the greatest mod job in history.
Mario S
Mario S 2 ամիս առաջ
So can we call Herman Li's followers the Herman Liegon 😆🙌💪 Do a tutorial on sweep picking
Colossal Gameplays
Colossal Gameplays 2 ամիս առաջ
MRRandom Legendary
MRRandom Legendary 2 ամիս առաջ
Play soulless 5 XD
jhon dhoe
jhon dhoe 2 ամիս առաջ
this is awesome Herman, loved it :), helping out the new up and coming guitar players :)
scott haight
scott haight 2 ամիս առաջ
You guys should Wright a gojira song
Sean Lu
Sean Lu 2 ամիս առաջ
First of all, you need to have pro-hands and pro-fingers 😂
CuteGuy 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman Li: How to make a beginner guitar sound like a professional one Me: *does Uno Reverse* *Makes a costly guitar sound like shit*
Przemyslaw 123
Przemyslaw 123 2 ամիս առաջ
Amazing player 👍and nice person.Big rockstar but like neighbour next door 😊👌👌👌👌
CheRished the moments
CheRished the moments 2 ամիս առաջ
Thank you Herman. From NEPAL
Sunny S
Sunny S 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman is such an awesome dude🙂
Roob Anderson
Roob Anderson 2 ամիս առաջ
I dont know how to make sound like elephant or atomic bomb on my guitar. please teach me
Andrew Madden
Andrew Madden 2 ամիս առաջ
Lol that was my first ever guitar
Jivitesh Gochhayat
Jivitesh Gochhayat 2 ամիս առաջ
Through the fire and flames part 2
WENtheCOOLEST 2 ամիս առաջ
It's like the same guitar that I have, but mine is a copy of that Copy. 🤣
Marco Abyss
Marco Abyss 2 ամիս առաջ
0:53 that's what she said
Samuel Hrahsel
Samuel Hrahsel 2 ամիս առաջ
CanadianRM4 2 ամիս առաջ
10:08 sounds like “Let It Go” from Frozen.
Gorgy Porgy
Gorgy Porgy 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman the Legend!
Garett Turbett Music
Garett Turbett Music 2 ամիս առաջ
Why shouldn’t you take all the strings off at once?
John wardle
John wardle 2 ամիս առաջ
Because it releases all the string tension that keeps the neck in balance. It won't damage anything, like it's ok to do it. For me, it depends if I'm just changing the strings, or if I'm happy to do a whole setup on the guitar. If I was really happy with the setup, but just wanted new strings, changing one at a time will maintain the tension on the neck and generally keep the setup in place. If I took all the strings off, I'd then want to check the neck was straight with no tension, maybe adjust the truss rod. Then fit the strings and adjust the rod again, check the action, intonation etc.
Ingvild Nilsen
Ingvild Nilsen 2 ամիս առաջ
At first I read "How to make a beginner guitarist play like a professional guitarist". I'm slightly disappointed.
Raven 2 ամիս առաջ
Absolute begginer with a 120$ guitar here. I understood the action part, measure and adjust. But how should I judge the intonation? i can't judge by the sound, i have no idea. Should I just skip that step? Edit: I didn't know about action and I just found out mine was on 4mm. I adjusted it and now it feels way better.
DarkForce 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes, maybe I worded this somewhat unclear. I compare the fretted note to the harmonic, because it prevents the slight sharpness you tend to observe in the transient after plucking the open string, but comparing the freted 12th against the open string is otherwise just the same.
DragonForce 2 ամիս առաջ
Don't use the harmonic point. Fret the 12th.
DarkForce 2 ամիս առաջ
Just grab a tuner and you are good to go. Tune the string and compare the natural harmonic at the 12th fret (half the scale length) with the fretted note at the 12th fret. If it intonates properly, both notes are equal. If the fretted note is flat (the fretted note is lower) you need to decrease the length of the vibrating string, meaning you need to move the saddle closer to the nut. If it is sharp you move the saddle away from the nut. This can be a little tedious at times but it is not difficult once you give it a try.
Maksim Nastoski
Maksim Nastoski 2 ամիս առաջ
You should react to Cole Rollands cover of through the fire and flames
Kirill Kabernik
Kirill Kabernik 2 ամիս առաջ
Fu**ing practice! © Jared Dines
Rich Nixdorf
Rich Nixdorf 2 ամիս առաջ
Your puppy has a dope shirt man.!!❤🤘🏽
Ironsix6six 2 ամիս առաջ
As a person who just started playing guitar...I would be so lost if a string broke
Reverand Bigshow
Reverand Bigshow 2 ամիս առաջ
I'm 48 yrs old and have been playing since I was 11 and I am not much better than I was when I was 15. I may have gone backwards, In fact I know I have! The difference between a stand out musician like Herman and myself is the ability to focus on your weaknesses, Fix them and move on to the next deficiency. Good luck with your playing. I look forward to seeing your first release. Rock on!
Evilspeak 2 ամիս առաջ
2:00 ty for the specs
DunderHead 5000
DunderHead 5000 2 ամիս առաջ
A: Have a professional set it up and a famous musician to play it. I'm going to sell my uncomfortable midrange guitar and buy a cheaper more comfortable guitar but they say (users from the online stores) that it needs a little work but there isn't anybody here in a 2hr drive that can set one up and do touch up work. Many say they can but haven't found one that can.
ianz bingung
ianz bingung 2 ամիս առաջ
Good job man...
Jonathan Insero
Jonathan Insero 2 ամիս առաջ
Other tips I'd want to add that I find help on any guitar: 1) Clean the guitar - having the neck and fretboard clean makes a difference 2) Using steel wool and fret paper or a fret eraser, make the frets shine - the smoother the better. This helps with bending and feel 3) Pickup height - make sure they're in the recommended range per the manufacturer, and that they are roughly the same volume thru an amp
Alip_ba_ta plissss prat 2
Mycosten’s Timbre Reserve
Mycosten’s Timbre Reserve 2 ամիս առաջ
Sorry brother can you repeat everything you said please? I stopped paying attention once I noticed your dog and his rad sweat pants
Adam Nicholson
Adam Nicholson 2 ամիս առաջ
I facepalmed when you adjusted the action AFTER fixing the intonation. This fractionally changes the length of the string and will affect intonation so you always do intonation tuning last.
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown 2 ամիս առաջ
My guitar chokes out any bend on the high e no matter how high I set the action. It's horrible.
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown 2 ամիս առաջ
@izayoi9300 oh I'm sure of it. Looking to get a fret job or plek it asap.
izayoi9300 2 ամիս առաջ
Maybe some of your frets are higher than other frets.
[CREATIVE NAME] 2 ամիս առաջ
I read the description of the gear thats used. I’m gonna get that Ferrari dog bed now.
Gorftz 28
Gorftz 28 2 ամիս առաջ
Very helpful! I really like luthier's stuff so it was very exciting seeing this! Thanks Herman!
JoeStuffz 2 ամիս առաջ
Apparently a company called Fishbone is making Hello Kitty Strats for $200-250 ish. No telling if it's officially licensed or not
How To
How To 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman Li, you are a fucking legend. A rockstar who gives his knowledge for free... True legend, love you dude
Vintage Sounds
Vintage Sounds 2 ամիս առաջ
Nice Job 🎶🎶☮️🎸
Paulo Justino
Paulo Justino 2 ամիս առաջ
I see a lot of instructional videos were they take all the strings all at once that I don't really know which is better.
Jigs Arquiza
Jigs Arquiza 2 ամիս առաջ
How to make a cheap guitar sound good? Simple. Play like Herman.
najmi hakim khairi
najmi hakim khairi Ամիս առաջ
He said play not sound
Tony Carel
Tony Carel 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman you are so cool. I am so glad you are with Ibanez!!
troywestleybailey 2 ամիս առաջ
herman li best rocker ever!
Claudio Pamparato
Claudio Pamparato 2 ամիս առաջ
Playing like Herman Li 😁
Joseph Fish
Joseph Fish 2 ամիս առաջ
The over under is a highly advanced move.
JohnS 2 ամիս առաջ
You can bend a flat note into tune, you can't do that to a sharp. That's why I prefere to be slightly flat than sharp.
JohnS 2 ամիս առաջ
@LostEquilibrium maybe I am a flat earther🙄
JohnS 2 ամիս առաջ
@X-BT I mean, I don't have relative pitch, but in the mix it's pretty easy to harmonize with the rest of the band, at least for me. And it will sound bad anyways if it's out of tune, so it kinda comes naturally
LostEquilibrium 2 ամիս առաջ
Yea, you do sound like an flat earther.
X-BT 2 ամիս առաջ
I was thinking that too - but I have neither the skill nor the pitch hearing required to do it myself
Vaishnav Plays
Vaishnav Plays 2 ամիս առաջ
0:52 that line sounded very wrong ...
Denthony_ 2 ամիս առաջ
In the next episode how to sound better with newest autotune by Lil Herman
Anubhav Singh
Anubhav Singh 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes Herman, don't cut balls where it isn't required
Johannes Bancken
Johannes Bancken 2 ամիս առաջ
thanks, now I have to think about situations when it would be required...
Vaishnav Plays
Vaishnav Plays 2 ամիս առաջ
ChronoQC 2 ամիս առաջ
1:56 all the info i needed 🙌🏻 thanks
C Monster
C Monster 2 ամիս առաջ
youtuer always nice to see you shred
47J17p29 X
47J17p29 X 2 ամիս առաջ
Thumbnail bit cringe but lov the video
Xeo Fela
Xeo Fela 2 ամիս առաջ
Herman's vid are so informative
Judgement Kazzy
Judgement Kazzy 2 ամիս առաջ
How to make $100 guitar good : played by Herman li
Wan Ridzwan
Wan Ridzwan 2 ամիս առաջ
The best guitar tuner in the world
Aqil Daniel
Aqil Daniel 2 ամիս առաջ
He's the only guy that can teach everybody..cause he speak in simple everybody can understand it
learcenciel 2 ամիս առաջ
Totally agree man. He's a real guitar hero, unlike the modern-day-trying-hard so-called experts lately.
Jedi Council
Jedi Council 2 ամիս առաջ
I never knew that taking all of my strings off was a bad idea. Thanks Herman!
Jedi Council
Jedi Council 2 ամիս առաջ
@VirgilTheMob Do go on.....I clean mine too
VirgilTheMob 2 ամիս առաջ
@Adam D. I mean, that's not something you need to do every time you change the strings, so why risk getting the neck out of whack?
Adam D.
Adam D. 2 ամիս առաջ
Lmao how else you supposed to polish frets and clean the fingerboard?
Bryan Gan
Bryan Gan 2 ամիս առաջ
It's not a big deal if you are able to affix everything quickly, I do it all the time even when I worked in a guitar store. But he is right in the sense that it is still better, however slightly, not to do it.
Luke Sansom
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Celso Carreiro
Celso Carreiro 2 ամիս առաջ
Genial !!
Wow co0ol
Ryan Marchman
Ryan Marchman 2 ամիս առաջ
I think it's awesome that you take this much time to show beginners that its not the gear it's what you do with it. I don't see a lot of other guitar gods saying that.
Indonesia is here my boss
neel playz
neel playz 2 ամիս առաջ
Kevin Sebatian
Kevin Sebatian 2 ամիս առաջ
Dilip Lekthe
Dilip Lekthe 2 ամիս առաջ
@harmanli how can I meet you?
[CREATIVE NAME] 2 ամիս առաջ
Live Ig just go see what concerts are on and where for dragonforce. Probably none for a while but you could always email him.
Larry Pachuau
Larry Pachuau 2 ամիս առաջ
Im the 38th liker😂
The Dragon gamer
The Dragon gamer 2 ամիս առաջ
Really cool
Sean Li
Sean Li 2 ամիս առաջ
How to make a cheap guitar sounds good Step 1: get a Kemper
MrMisterMan Ամիս առաջ
pretty sure you meant to say a FRACTAL
Thomas Mims
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@DragonGamer 475 I’d argue though that pickups are more about the feel though cause the amp can still push itself to distortion where the pickups lack....but it just won’t feel the same as a nice hot pickup.
Jade Louise Tidman
Jade Louise Tidman 2 ամիս առաջ
If I shred on my stage guitar and I plug in my first guitar (hoarder) It would seem that the bulk of the tone and overall sound I get comes from technique and the amp, to the none educated listener there’s no difference for me it’s slight. Yet when it’s not right the jam just isn’t the same or as comfortable so it matters.
DragonGamer 475
DragonGamer 475 2 ամիս առաջ
@Tom Dilley i'd probably say pickups are 25 the amp is 65 and the rest of the tone is in other parts. Strat pickups are definitely different than fishman fluence pickups.
Tom Dilley
Tom Dilley 2 ամիս առաջ
@DragonGamer 475 on a real tho amp is legit like 90% of your tone
Roberta Albanese
Roberta Albanese 2 ամիս առաջ
FUCKING YEAAH 🤩 I’ve been waiting for this type of video my whoole fucking lifeee. THANK YOOOU KING LI 🤘🤘😎🔥🔥
Paarth Goela
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Son Of kemet
Son Of kemet 2 ամիս առաջ
he really do have a nice hair
Decend into Madness
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@RedMetalPanda indeed!
RedMetalPanda 2 ամիս առաջ
@Decend into Madness but that one hair is really nice!
Decend into Madness
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Just one hair
Tiago Bandeira nogueira
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Best band
Samuel Vega
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Not first
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