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Dec
11
revised How does a DI box work together with guitar?
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Dec
11
answered How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Dec
10
comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Sorry, but that's totally not the crucial difference between a passive and active DI.
Dec
10
comment Putting a steel string on a classical guitar? (classical guitar with truss rods)
Agree too. Why would you want steel strings... though allright, if you want a brighter sound, extended bending range and/or magnetic pickups, then you can actually put steel strings on any classical guitar – just, definitely not the standard western-guitar kind, but specially designed low-tension rope strings, like the Thomastik Classic S.
Dec
2
comment Using an 8 Ohm amplifier output with a 16 Ohm cabinet
@Tetsujin: no, any solid-state amp is actually completely fine with headphone impedance.
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
1
answered Why is bass note so important in harmonic analysis of music?
Nov
30
comment How low can a normal 6 string guitar be tuned?
DROP Q!!1!
Nov
29
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
24
comment How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
Good idea to consider the vibrations of the pickup, but I don't think that really makes an audible difference on a solid-body.
Nov
24
comment What is a session musician?
I daresay B major is actually not that unusual (perhaps that's what you meant to say too, @Tim?) in styles such as pop, where pretty much full 12edo-enharmonicity is assumed, and keys are chosen almost exclusively to best match vocalists' ranges. And in particular on piano, such many-accidental keys needn't be a problem – in fact their pentatonic subset on the black keys could be considered a handy feature. My band's keyboarder loves to do glissandi on those scales (which I usually find rather annoying...).
Nov
22
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
22
comment Electric guitar vs classical guitar
At any rate, playing techno on electric guitar is hardly less of a stretch than on classical guitar.
Nov
18
comment How to order VST plugins correctly
Lots of great points. Two remarks: 1. linear does not actually imply that effects commute, to use the mathematical term; only linear operators with a common eigenbasis commute. That is indeed given for time-invariant effects, but a wah-wah and a delay will not commute. 2. You're right that a equaliser before distortion won't shape as much and an obviously the result character, but still it's often very useful, for instance boosting higher mids so the low harmonics won't be too dominant in the distortion.
Nov
15
comment How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?
IME, well-designed (low-impedance!) magnetic pickups for western guitar tend to sound much better than a piëzo on the same guitar.
Nov
15
comment Quantization for recorded audio tracks
@JCPedroza: right. I wouldn't generally recommend "humanise by randomness" though... to quote, I believe it was the NI Battery manual: "randomness is perfect for emulating a human drummer who's had a few pints too many..." Deviation from metronome in a good human player's times is usually quite systematic, adding subtle emphasis to particular phrasing details.
Nov
15
comment Do musicians count the meter all the time?
What's up with the voters today? +1 to everyone from me, even to you – though, frankly, your answer is a bit on the short side: generally on StackExchange, when a question already has multiple answers, adding a new one is discouraged unless you have something substantial to add. If you merely agree with an existing answer, well, upvote! — At any rate, welcome to Music.SE.
Nov
13
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
As always when "cross-harmonic distortion" is mentioned as a problem, I'd like to remark that this is not in principle a problem of full-bodied chords – only, distortion makes the deficiencies of 12-edo tuning (in particular, its really not so good approximation of thirds) painfully obvious, that's why all full chords get so muddy on a distorted standard guitar.
Nov
12
comment Boiling/washing used guitar/bass strings - is it worthwhile?
In fact, even without slapping, if you release the tension and put it back on then the strings will sound a bit brighter again. But I think this has more to do with the wire and dirt getting a bit "loose"; they'll quickly clog together again, the brightness certainly won't last as long as with new or boiled strings.