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answered Why does a minor sixth chord contain a major 6th interval?
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revised Controlling high frequency of heavily distorted guitar tone (metal)
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answered Controlling high frequency of heavily distorted guitar tone (metal)
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answered What is the difference between temperament and intonation?
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comment Controlling high frequency of heavily distorted guitar tone (metal)
When I got my first digital effects processor in the late 1980's, I discovered that the "early reflection" effect was very useful when practicing through headphones to get the feeling like I'm in a room with the sound bouncing off walls.
Feb
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comment Controlling high frequency of heavily distorted guitar tone (metal)
Good point about the pre-distortion HF cut. This is traditionally achieved, in part, by using high-output, overwound pickups like the DiMarzio "Super Distortion" humbucker for metal and related styles. (Also, tube preamps amps have a bit of frequency roll off between tube stages: distortion is built over multiple stages, each with some HF cut. The appropriate gain staging can create those clarinet-like sounds, or more biting sounds.
Feb
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comment What can I do to help my guitar student get off the ground faster?
As an aside, a small scale-length guitar for children, when tuned to concert pitch, has a lot less string tension than a full length, so if you go that route, you don't necessarily have to go to a very light string gauge. (E.g. if the low open E is achieved using the same string length as a G note on a regular guitar, then it's like being effectively detuned down by a full minor third.) So if you're thinking .009 to .042, maybe .010 to .046 is fine.
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comment Is it necessary to use only notes and chords that belong in a specific scale?
@topomorto No, that is only a failure of country music and gen-Y pop.
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revised Guitar fret out of tune?
Re-apply rejected edit by Anonymous. The edit was correct.
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comment How do I properly stretch my newly strung strings?
@Floegipoky Any slack in the windings is gone by the time you bring the string up to tune the first time; the remaining tuning stability issues are quality problems with the string.
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revised How does string gauge affect intonation?
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revised Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
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answered Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
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revised play melody with perfect fourths on guitar
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