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For questions specifically about solid-body or semi-acoustic electric guitars. For acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars, or guitar playing in general, see the "guitar" tag.

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How to create a sound like the opening of this song by Mac De Marco?

Link to the song: I am talking about the sound from 0:00 to 0:22.
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Buying new electric guitar [on hold]

Which electric guitar should I buy ? It's my first time buying an electric guitar. I only played the acoustic guitar before. Is fender squier series good or any other guitar is better. I have heard ...
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Amplifier set-up for electric bass if I will pretty much only use headphones

I recently moved into an apartment, and gave my old amps to a family member. The apartment has thin walls, so I will almost always be wearing headphones while practicing. I mainly play bass, but may ...
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What could be the use of this rubber band on strumming hand?

Having a close look at Kerry King's strumming hand on this picture from Wikipedia : Why has he a rubber band "pinching" his thumb, index and middle finger ?
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Question about string gauges!

Hey guys I'm very new to guitar as in like I need to restring my old guitars that I got years ago but never even bothered to learn before I can actually start to learn. My question is what gauge ...
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Is a normal electric guitar amp expecting a preamplified signal or not?

I have an acoustic guitar which has a built-in preamp and is suited to be directly plugged in into an acoustic amplifier - for which I do not know whether it has an additional preamp or not. Side ...
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Tips on buying an electric guitar for a beginner

I know there is another question similar to this one but it didn't answer all my questions. I am just a beginner and I want to buy an electric guitar. First of all I have heard that you should start ...
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Best Electric Guitar and Amp for begginer? [closed]

I am a beginner when it comes to guitars. I have played both acoustic and electric guitar before but for 2-3 hours I was just toying around with my friend's guitars. I really want to learn electric ...
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No sound coming from the amplifier

I just got my new guitar and amplifier, and after the unboxing I plugged them both for a test! Everything was working fine, I turned the amplifier off and moved them to my room. On the next try, the ...
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I want to learn to play an electric guitar, how do I start?

I'm 15, and recently I've watched a few electric guitar performances on YouTube. It got me really interested in electric guitars. Now, I've never played a guitar before, neither electric nor acoustic, ...
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Can't seem to figure out the key of a chord progression?

Ab min7 - Db min - Eb min7 - Gb7 I looked it up and it said it was in the key of B and Ab min? Not very good with theory so I don't know how it could be a major and minor key at the same time. ...
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Complete beginner at electric guitar with pain on fretting hand's wrist [duplicate]

So as the title says I am a complete beginner at the guitar and am experiencing a lot of pain on fretting hand's wrist. The pain comes in after about 2-5 minutes of play. Is this something that will ...
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What Adds “Cream” to a Guitar Tone?

I've got an American ESP, 2 humbuckers through a tube screamer and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe tube amp. Though I can get a great tone with just these, my tone lacks a bit of cream audible when this guy ...
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What equipment and setup do I need to be able to hear both my vocals and guitar through headphones while playing?

I'm moving into an apartment after playing acoustic guitar in a house for the past year and starting to learn to sing; I now have to be a little more quiet. I want to play an electric guitar and hear ...
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Is my guitar neck too thick for me?

I've been playing for almost three years and now, as I'm starting to pay attention to the details in my playing and comparing it to other guitarists, I noticed my wrist position in the lower strings ...
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Putting (almost any) pressure on guitar neck warps sound

I have a 15-year old, el cheapo Dean Evo electric guitar that's been sitting in a non-climate-controlled house for about a year. I pulled it out to play and immediately noticed that putting any ...
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Fret leveling, where to begin?

I'm new to this site. I have an Epiphone LP Standard for which I recently dropped the tune-o-matic bridge. It plays open strings and chords below the fourth fret beautifully. Action is where I want it....
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Guitar - fingering for playing multiple consecutive notes on a string cleanly

Let's say I need to play 10 13 12 13 - 10 13 12 13 - ... quickly on a single string. Label my fingers as index 1, middle 2, ring 3, and pinky 4. If I put 1, pick, lift 1, put 4, pick, lift 4, ... ...
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Tips for creating a dynamic guitar tone?

I'm not new to guitar, but I am pretty new to the world of gear and tone. I've spent around 6 years playing without paying too much attention to tone. Recently I've really enjoyed the tone from Chon ...
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Gibson skylark amp hum/buzz

I have a Gibson skylark amp that has a very loud hum even when nothing is plugged into it. Turn the volume to half and the speaker actually vibrates like crazy. A noise gate doesn’t do much for it. ...
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Is it possible to multichannel a single channel amp using MultiFX boards? [closed]

I have a Friedman PT-20, which sounds incredible. As a single channel amplifier meant for mildly overdriven to heavier tones, the only way I can clean up the guitar sound is to roll the volume down. ...
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In guitar, the best way to learn all scales (modes of natural, harmonic, melodic scales,etc) in every key is…?

In guitar, the best way to learn all scales (modes of natural, harmonic, melodic scales,etc) in every key is to memorize entire pattern of one scale in the neck like this or just memorize one shape ...
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How do I use an audio interface to record music on my PC?

I'm new to instruments and recording. I have an electric guitar and I'm learning to use it. I'm interested in recording music, and I understand that I should use an audio interface. If an audio ...
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How can I prevent my fretting fingers from distancing to much from the fret board when playing quickly?

I've been playing guitar for a couple of years already and just started electric a couple of months ago. One of the things I've been struggling with was the speed. After watching multiple videos on ...
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What exactly is a compound radius fretboard?

I have heard guitar reviewers speak about this type of neck before, but I never really had an explanation of what exactly it is. Is it always better to have this on a guitar and if so why don't all ...
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Practicing guitar in a small space

How do you setup your gear if you have a small space? My gear should allow me to: Use headphones Sound reasonable including effects Allow plugin of a music source for playback If u can recommend a ...
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New guitar nut when changing to a lighter gauge?

I currently have a Fender Strat which I set up with 12-56 strings about 2 years ago and have been playing comfortably since, using mostly standard tuning. However, I've decided to switch my strings to ...
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How to set up an amp for a metal sound?

I have a squire sp 10 for a beginner amp, and I was wondering if it was possible to set it up to have a metal sound? Or do I need a completely different amp?
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Why is a violin so hard to amplify?

Why are electric violins so expensive compared to an electric guitar, why is a guitar pickup so relatively easy and cheap to produce compared to an electric violin's pickup?
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Suggestions for repairing a broken guitar tuning key

I own a Cort KX5, which is an inexpensive beginners guitar. Being my first electric, love it to bits. Unfortunately, someone seems to have knocked it against my TV stand(which it normally stands next ...
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How do You Internalize a Song Progression While Soloing?

Here's my problem. I hear a song and I can immediately hear a solo in my head, even anticipating chord changes. It's beautiful. Everything goes to sh*t when I actually start soloing. The song ...
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What combination of features should I look for an electric guitar to be as flexible as I can?

I am an amateur guitar player for some time, and I have owned a couple of electric guitars. Now, I am looking to buy a new one. I mostly play metal (Lamb of God, Godsmack, Metallica, Megadeth etc.), ...
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Plug electric guitar into PC for practising

I want to plug my electric guitar into my PC for practising. There are two goals, I want to reach: I want to practise at home over headphones, so that my neighbours are not freaking out, because of ...
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What is the minimum electric guitar neck size

I want to build a mini electric guitar. I'm not a musician, but my son is, and I want to build a tool that he can use to practice. So it is important to me that what I make look and sound like a real ...
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Can I extend my guitar's jack socket without a lead?

I have an electric guitar whose jack socket is recessed in the body of the guitar, I have received a birthday present of a wireless jack connector, but the "transmitter" part is too fat to fit ...
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How might I transition from a sad sounding 4/4 time signature to a more upbeat 12/8? [closed]

i am currently writing a song, and I need to pass between a very sad sounding 4/4 time signature, to a 12/8 time signature, which is a more happy sounding time signature. I am not willing to change ...
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Would upgrading the pickups on my low end Ibanez make it sound like a high end one?

I have an Ibanez JEM Jr, the cheap version of Steve VAI's signature JEM model (costs around 500$ compared to the 1600$~2700$ regular JEMs run for). There are many differences, among them that it uses ...
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Removing bad frequencies from electric guitar

I use the channel EQ in logic to find out bad frequencies and then decrease their levels. For example, the constant hissing noise at high frequencies etc. I just form a peak and move it along the ...
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USB sound card's microphone does not pick up anything from amplifier

So here's my setup right now. My electric guitar is connected to my amplifier using the standard 1/4" jack cord. The amplifier has a 1/4" headphone socket at the back, and I connected it to a USB ...
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String muting technique for 4-8 fingered tapping

I've been experimenting with two-handed tapping for a while now, and have recently picked up on tapping techniques which involve multiple fingers on both hands. My question is this - what are some ...
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Can a guitar pickup be eq'd to imitate a different wiring from its own?

For example can a parrell humbucker be eq'd to sound like a single coil? Or even can it be eq'd to the other possible wiring's, series etc.
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Why does my G-string ring much longer than other strings?

I'm learning guitar and practicing some beginner chords. Specifically, C and G. I've noticed lately that the G string rings far longer than the other strings. It's the only open string in both chords, ...
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How to identify correctly between 3/4 and 4/4 strumming patterns?

I am new to guitar and confused between strumming patterns. I know that 4/4 have 4 beats in it and 3/4 have 3 beats in it. I can't differentiate between them, e.g : 3/4 : D DUDU D DUDU 4/4 : D D UUDUD ...
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Are electric guitars more prone to fret buzz than acoustics?

I'm mostly an acoustic player, but I recently picked up an electric. Seems like there's fret buzz everywhere! I checked the setup by measuring the action and the neck relief, and it seems to be ...
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How to achieve this tone?

I have been going crazy for months trying to replicate this tone. Any help would be greatly appreciated! My setup: Epiphone Les Paul custom top pro Marshall dsl40cr ...
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What are the disadvantages of not warming up?

In other words, what are the disadvantages of playing at the limit of your technical abilities straight away, without warming up first? Why is warming up usually recommended?
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Help needed Identifying if parts are genuine Fender Stratocaster parts

I was given a loaded pickguard and guitar parts such as the bridge, springs, etc. for a project from someone and he claims that he thinks they are genuine strat parts. I would like to know how I could ...
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What is the technique I need to know in order to develop “Chicken Pickin” for guitar?

Is there an established technique for Chicken Pickin on guitar or is it more like a technique that guitar players develop for themselves just by experimenting with their instruments? I'd like a ...
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How to add higher strings onto an 8 string guitar?

I want to extend my guitars upper range then the lower range, the highest note is a B6, high e. I want to have my highest note being in the B8 range if possible. but open string wise, i would rather ...
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Why are these guitars strung this way?

What is the reasoning and effect of the Rickenbacker 12 string turned around method of stringing up the guitar with larger strings to the left of the lighter gauge strings on a right handed guitar?