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The lower the fret action, the more buzz you will get. Your ideal height will be based on what you need. Unamplified, many of the really fast guitarists have fret buzz all over the neck. Personally, I use a reasonably high action on most of my guitars (about 3mm at 12th fret) because I dislike buzz and have quite a hard picking action. I do have two guitars ...


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No, you cannot plug your guitar in this particular keyboard. The Phones jack is a stereo output for headphones, the sustain connector is for a pedal/controller and the midi connectors are for midi control signals to and from an audio interface of some description. It is possible to connect guitars to some keyboards, as I have utilized this functionality in ...


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A Boss PSA-style PSU should work fine. https://www.jhspedals.com/faqs/ says: All of our pedals use a standard 9v DC adapter with a negative ground Well, 9v DC, centre negative is the Boss-style PSU spec, the only one that in the pedal world that can be called 'standard'... but what about that 'with a negative ground' bit? I stand to be corrected, but ...


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I'm going to assume that by "left leg", what you mean is "left leg in the style of a classical guitarist, with the left leg elevated on a small stool and the neck of the guitar raised up very high". Left leg with the neck parallel to the ground would be ridiculous, and impossible for a steel string acoustic for one to get one's picking hand around to the ...


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Fret buzz isn't necessarily a sign of a poor setup, because some players want low action and can accept some fret buzz. A guitar tech should discuss this with a player before doing a setup. Having strings fret out when bending is more serious and I would expect a tech to make sure this isn't happening, unless a player said they don't do string bending and ...


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Fret buzz is not only not necessarily bad, but actually a part of the guitar tone. The guitar is partially a percussive instrument, and one percussive aspect of that (in addition to knocking or tapping on the body of an acoustic guitar or hollow-body electric) is the snap produced by string-on-fret action. Slap guitar technique in particular exploits this ...


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The reason is it's impossible for the intonation on a fretted instrument to be accurate across all strings and frets. Some notes will be off. Right next to the nut is actually a very challenging place for intonation because it's near the end of the strings where the real world behavior is farther from the calculated behavior, and adjusting intonation has the ...


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A few thoughts... A theremin cello has a ribbon that controls the pitch, a guitar has frets. In effect this is similar to having a fretless and fretted neck in one. Is it doable? Perhaps. Is it practical? Probably not. The electronics are no problem, in fact all you need is a "blend" control. Another thing to consider is the pitch range of the theremin. ...


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Since the acoustic sounds fine it's not the amp. It's the single coil pickups on the strat picking up noise from the electrical system in your house. It's very common. The kinds of pickups used in acoustic guitars don't have this problem. Try moving to a different area of your house and/or turning off all lights and other electrical equipment.


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Fret wraps (or hair bands, basically anything that can wrap around a fretboard and mute the strings) are used to mute the open strings while performing a tapping passage. They are placed around the strings near the nut of the instrument to prevent the open strings from sounding. This limits the use of open strings during performance. A sponge mute can also ...


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You can approximate electric guitar sustain by playing a fiddle bow on the unwound strings. You need to apply resin to the fiddle bow to get it to sound and you need to clean the resin off of your guitar after you play or it may affect the finish. You can also approximate some electric guitar like sounds by playing with a slide or bottleneck on the unwound ...


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My opinion? I don't think the difference in sound he noticed has much to do with magnetic interactions between the pickup and the metal pick. He used a metal pick instead of a plastic one, simple as that. (Try using different picks on an acoustic guitar, or an electric with only piezo pickups, if you don't believe me.) Changing your pick or just your ...


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Boss power supplies are 9vdc, but the polarity is centre pin negative. There's a 50:50 chance. Doing a bit of homework reveals that JHS pedals use 9vdc negative ground. So, no, it's the wrong 50%. Unless you rewire the adaptor, or make a male/female dc lead that's wired back to front.Best buy the appropriate psu. The other factor of course is the power ...


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I think I am getting a better idea of what you want to do following your comments! It would be a good idea to make sure that the drum machine that you choose has good playable pads - a lot of people only use the pads on drum machines to sequence things in step time or play simple parts that are then quantised later, so the pads aren't always that good. You ...


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Regarding destroying the amplifier, this is not going to be a problem with the Looper. It is designed to be in line with a guitar or a keyboard, and you can set the volume levels of your loops. You shouldn't worry about or output impedance either. Input is 1MOhm, and output is 100Ohm - which are fine for this usage. You may not need the mixer - the looper ...


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The ESP manual for guitars and basses includes setup guidelines. You can download it here (PDF download): http://www.americanmusical.com/ItemFiles/Manual/ESPElectricGuitarManual.pdf Here are setup specs I was able to find in the manual: Recommended neck relief: .3 - .5 mm Factory action (height at 12th fret): 2.0 mm bass side, 1.5 mm treble side Factory ...


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The strings buzz quite consistently but not enough to be heard through an amp Strings buzzing not only puts you off playing but it will prevent the string from resonating for as long and lower your tone quality. In my opinion nobody should create fret buzz when you ask them to lower your action. One thing you could try is a higher gauge string, but that ...


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Herokiller This can be caused by a couple of things. First off, you may just need to replace your strings. Probably a good idea to start fresh if you have to make any adjustments, and old strings are less reliably in tune. Next, have you properly set your guitar's intonation? Just google it: other people have explained it better than I would. Then, the ...


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If you can't afford lessons, then you may well start off with some bad habits. That said, rock is a genre which can be accepting of bad technique. YouTube is a good way to begin, but I'd really suggest finding some tracks that you really like and getting the tab for them, and just start playing along. Be aware that a lot of tabs online show a possible way ...


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You can definitely use these for live shows. I have seen people use them very successfully at small gigs and festival shows. Yes, you aren't going to manage a quick patch change mid song, so if you need to do something like that you may need to add another pedal, but for many songs that isn't an issue (and you can use the guitar's volume control for boost ...


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I'm pretty sure there's a belt clip available for it so that you can attach it to your strap. You might want to reinforce how it's attached with some duct tape (if it feels at all like it could fall off) or even just just tape it without the clip. Another option may be to attach it to a mic stand either with proper fixtures or my fave duct again. Do try this ...


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It looks cooler. You're absolutely right about the ergonomics being better; it promotes better posture and less stress in the wrist and back. But to the Average Joe, it does look "Square", even though many metal and prog (read: technical) guitarists promote that posture, as well as holding the guitar higher up while standing. I think you'll find people ...


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I was intrigued, and had a go putting it on my left leg for a change... the main problem was that it wasn't a very natural angle for my right hand and arm when using with a pick - as my hand was moving at more of an angle to the strings, I had to move further, and it was harder to adjust to get the pick at the correct angles for different techniques. It was ...


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It would appear that you've answered your own question! If your amp sucks, as you say, then it needs upgrading. Then listen to your pedals through the newer, better quality amp., and think whether you need to upgrade those too.


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There are several questions here. Is there a neck design like this? Don't know - never seen one. (I can think of several alternative ways of doing the same thing though.) Will it work? Probably, provided the contact ribbon can be mounted where it doesn't interfere with the strings or frets. On the back of the neck, or build a wider fingerboard and mount ...


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Isn't this what an E-bow does? Get one of those and go wild with it...


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Try weaving strips of aluminium foil or paper through the strings. Another way would be to manipulate the bridge to make the guitar sound buzzy like a sitar or tamboura, see here for inspiration. I've also been able to get a compressed and almost overdriven tone from an acoustic by playing really hard.


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I highly doubt that you can ever get a sound that was close to indistinguishable from an overdriven electric guitar. For playing power chords, I find that a nylon strung guitar struck hard gives a closer sound to an electric than an acoustic. If you are recording it, then instead of trying to make the guitar distort, you could aim to make the microphone ...


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Funfact not sure if you have seen them yet, you can now buy rock tips a small bottle with an apllicator hardens your finger tips for those high and repeated bends and vibrato. Especially if you are using 11s or 12s top E String


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Two things: one, this is nothing new. The orpharion- a kind of lute with metal strings in the Renaissance- had fanned frets. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/1788/785959171655748/1600/barley_orpharion_lighter_800.jpg The other thing: yes, the idea is to get longer bass strings (or shorter treble strings). But if you look at the difference in length ...



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