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How often do you play loud volume/high gain? This is definitely a skill that is "picked up" over time, and playing in that kind of environment will help you out. One definitely needs to "learn" to play loud. If that makes sense. It can be tackled a few thousand different ways, as I'm sure we'll see in the answers here but what has worked for me is ...


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I play acoustic guitar primarily but I do use a great deal of sliding on strings to emulate bends that I would do on an electric guitar - and I like to keep the string noise toned down a bit. Most of the string noise I get comes from the lateral movement of my fingers down the strings which can sound like sawing wood on the wound strings as my fingers run ...


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Flatwound strings It's an extreme option to be sure, but flatwound strings have drastically reduced scraping noises compared to roundwound. It's in their very design. Rather than a rippled profile like with roundwound, the edge of flatwound strings is nearly flat, with tiny gaps between the windings. When very new, they may have a slight very high pitched ...


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A noise gate cannot reduce the noise of your amp. Basically the theoretical best you can manage is getting to the noise level with nothing plugged in (strictly speaking, the noise level when plugging in a plug that has been short-circuited, but that should usually be similar). If it's the amp producing the noise, anything that you put before the amp will ...


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It could be sympathetic vibration, of the bottom E. B is one of the harmonics that sound when an E note is played. Firstly, try muting the bottom E, while playing the B open. It may be that there is something near where you play that picks up this vibration. Does it occur wherever you play, or only in a particular position in a room? Occasionally, a ...


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Magnetic tape was one of the first formats that allowed folks to easily record speech or music at home. Unfortunately one of the biggest problems with cassette tapes using the magnetic tape format was their propensity to produce prominent hiss. Here is a quote from Wikipedia article on "Tape Hiss": Tape hiss is the high frequency noise present on ...



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