In the transition between the initial and final notes, the string may vibrate in an inharmonic manner for several cycles when it is plucked with the fretting finger, because the string is being plucked in a part of the string not usually used for plucking . The result,a slight "quack" sound, may be particularly audible when the interval of the pull-off is large . This transition also consumes some of the vibrational energy in the sounded string, with the effect that the second note is generally much quieter than the original.
In a variation of the technique, often called a "flick-off", the pulling-off finger is dragged slightly across the face of the string while performing the pull-off. This results in the string being gently sounded, either by the player's finger callus or by their fretting-finger fingernail. This increases the volume and sustain of the pulled-off note, although the sound of the fretting finger dragging over the string may be audible on both an amplified instrument and on a brightly-strung acoustic instrument.
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