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It is possible to mix the signal of two guitars before going in the amp. You can even plug two simultaneously into a single input with a simple Y-adaptor; you can mix the relative loudness with the volume pots (though it will be fiddly). A small mixer gives much better control, but the impedance of the line input on such mixers is usually rather too low for ...


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Plugging two guitars into a guitar amplifier that is designed for one guitar at a time, can be done - but it's not recommended for reasons suggested in other answers. You can find many guitar amps billed as "two channel" amps, but many of these are still intended to amplify only one guitar at a time. They might have a "clean" channel and a "dirty" ...


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The main difference is in the price and the quality. The fender guitars are more expensive and tend to be of higher quality, whereas Squier guitars are made more cheaply and have lower quality. By this I don't mean that the Squier guitars are low quality and bad, but (usually) they are not so good as a Fender guitar. By good and low quality, I refer mostly ...


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It's not easy to say which is "better", but they will definitely be different. First, if you go straight from a tube head to the PA, you'll need some way to match the output of the head to one of the PA's inputs, and you'll want to simulate the sound of a guitar speaker cabinet. A good way to do this for a tube head is with a speaker simulator and a passive ...


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As near as dammit. The difference will be the third (G) string. Generally on an electric set it's plain, but wound on an acoustic set. You probably wouldn't want the plain on an acoustic, although that's what my acoustics usually have - full electric sets. Slightly thinner, but that means less tension.


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A lot of guitar amps have two inputs - often 'high' and 'low'. Either or both can be used, so two guitars will work this way. The obvious problem is that whatever tone and volume the amp is set at, it will be the same for both guitars. Maybe not ideal. A better idea is to use a small mixer (I have a few Behringer mic mixers which do a similar job) to plug ...


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it is possible with an adapter from 2 jacks to 1 but since it is 1 channel you may experience one guitar distorting the other. I have tried it but the result was not very pleasing to the ear.


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Before addressing the question directly, a short, simplistic and far from complete list of things that make a good guitar: it makes good sounds it doesn't make bad sounds (or when it does, they're not the guitar's fault) it's comfortable to play it's consistently in tune up and down the fingerboard it stays in tune the above points remain true ten years ...


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Most answers are focusing on the question as written, i.e can this be done, and the answer is of course yes, with the right equipment. It is however, not a good idea, because (even if you avoid issues like distortion intermodulation) having the sound of both guitars coming from the same speaker makes it difficult to distinguish who is playing what. This is ...


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You might find that the faulty spots on the high frets don't impede your practice very much. After all, there are plenty of notes that work, which you can use to practice most pieces of music. :) Since you set up the truss rod, you probably checked the intonation. One major difference between Strat and Tele on the one hand, and Les Paul on the other is the ...


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What device is indicated by 1/4" audio to USB 3.0? Do you have some kind of audio interface? That is almost definitely where your problem lies. Rarely do devices have 1/4" stereo inputs, but your Line 6 has a 1/4" stereo output. You probably have to get a splitter cable that has a male 1/4" stereo (TRS) connector on one end, and then either two male 1/4" ...


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Tim's mixer suggestion is probably the best way to get started with minimum outlay. A two channel amp might be another option. I use an old Fender Princeton Chorus, which is a smallish 50W 2x10 solid state combo. The clean tones and stereo chorus are really nice, but of relevance here is the fact that you can plug in two guitars and effectively you have two ...


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The answer is that nickel wound strings (found on electric sets and John Pearse Nickle Wound Acoustic sets) of a given gauge (diameter) will have less overall mass than an equivalent gauge "Phosphor Bronze" or "80/20 Bronze" and therefore tune to a given pitch at slightly lower tension (assuming equal scale length). See comparison chart at end of this ...


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The scale length will be a factor; for a given gauge, the longer the string, the more tension will be required to tune it to the same pitch. The difference between strings of the same gauge will be due to their weight or mass per unit length. This gauge comparison is only valid for like strings -- that is, wound vs. wound, or unwound vs. unwound. A wound ...


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I think the term Wham Bar or Whammy Bar came into use after Lonnie Mack's hit single, "Wham" which made extensive use of the tremolo arm.


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I was having the same problem as a beginner and wondered the exact same thing. I even tried switching to playing guitar the other way around (fretting with my dominant right hand). That's when I discovered something interesting. You see by the time I became frustrated with my seemingly clumsy left hand because of the things it could not seem to do as ...


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This is just the way all classic tube amp designs pushing 12" cones sound. Close backed cabinets are even more directional than open backed cabinets with the same drivers. I play live with a 1x12 combo and I deliberately point it right at my head and make it sound a little too bright and harsh. That way I can always hear my amp over the rest of the band and ...


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Your entire signal chain into the DAW is mono, so any stereo effect you're having is coming from the DAW itself. I would check that the DAW does not have any sort of phasing effects, chorus, modulation, etc on a single channel (or both, if you also have it on your amp) which could cause phase cancellation on your audio source when played back with both ...


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A sound example would be helpful here. In my opinion, you should record guitars always in mono, because mostly you will just have one mono signal (if you are working with one mic or a line in signal) If you want to have stereo, which is recommended, record two different tracks and set them to your left and right channel with a bit of variation in your amp ...


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There are several possible causes: As a general rule, the sound produced by a loudspeaker is more directionally "focused" at high frequencies. If the speaker is aimed directly at the opposite wall of a room, you are likely to get "organ pipe" resonances because of sound reflecting directly from the wall back onto the speaker. In this case, there may be ...


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However, I don't want to blow more money than necessary on something that I may well give up on in 2 months. Hmmm. Sounds like my first electric guitar apart from the high frets. (An Epiphone Strat copy from the 1980s, funnily enough. Weedy single coil pickups and a trebly bridge humbucker.) I'd suggest: fix the pickup height with blutak or tape. ...


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If one needs to have two or more guitarists playing for a group, it may be helpful to have guitar feed a dedicated monitor speaker, but have most of the sound come from a PA amplifier which is fed both. For many musicians, however, it will be important to have at least some of the sound for each guitar coming from a speaker which is dedicated to that ...


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Ever considered Martin Monel acoustic strings? They are nickel plated strings for acoustics and give you a different feel and more flexible response...


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If you go with no cab you probably want a speaker simulation method in addition to having a line out and a load box to compensate for no load on the head. I personally prefer the actual tone of a cabinet over a sim, mostly because of the warmth and compression. I would try both out, especially since there are great options both ways. Since you mentioned ...


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Raising pickup will make it sound more characteristic for position. So neck position will become more fat and bridge will have more treble. Lowering should do opposite. Set best for you.


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The answer will really depend on what you think a crappy guitar sound is. I've never used your particular effects unit but I have used plenty of others like it, so perhaps the following will help... Usually what I do in any given situation is to remove as much as possible from the signal chain to make sure that the clean and un-effected sound of any ...


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In my strat like guitar string retainers were set too low (and also too sharp). It was cutting the E and B strings every two days. I minimally raised them and problem disappeared. If you broke string it is important to check where it was cut.


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I have been playing through not only a p/a speaker, but using a full stereo p/a amplifier. This is because I have been fully converted to Modelling technologies. Up until recently I was using a VOX Tonelab LE, and it finally took a crap so I picked up an HD500. I have better sound than anybody on an standard amp, and it's versatile as hell. I can go clean ...



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