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Questions tagged [electric-guitar]

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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A little pedal newbie

so i have a question, as much I search about it i can't find any answer,it's about the distortion and overdrive pedal,soo if i have a distortion pedal and use it for rythmic parts and when its time ...
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Choosing my first electric guitar

I am going to purchase my first electric guitar, specifically a Squier Bullet Strat. I have been playing my acoustic for two years. Nothing professional, just learning basic songs, although I want to ...
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How come John Mayer is not compared with other great guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton? [closed]

I am confused as to why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton, etc. when he can and produces so difficult songs to play even for advanced level guitarists ...
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Fender frontman G10 amp or any other 2.1 channel speaker with Zoom G1on processor?

I had bought a "Zoom G1on" processor with my "Jackson Dinky js12" guitar. It sounds okay with any other speaker but should I consider using a "Fender frontman G10" amp too? Will it sound any ...
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DIY guitar effect - delay [migrated]

I'm trying to build a guitar delay effect based on this schematic: (https://i2.wp.com/cdn.makezine.com/uploads/2009/09/echobenderrev02.jpg) I designed and oredered a pcb : https://easyeda.com/...
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How do I find the correct bridge to replace one that has worn out?

My guitar (Ibanez AXD71) has a les paul (tune-o-matic) style bridge, and one of the screws used to adjust intonation has come loose from the end of the bridge. Since the screw is no longer fixed to ...
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Can you recognize this famous song from the '80s? [migrated]

So basically I've heard and recorded this guitar cover of a song. It's just one minute, I know I've heard it before but I can't come up with the title of this song! I guess it's from the '80s, ...
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Changing the guitar tuning frequently

I own a very high end Ernie Ball electric guitar. Usually I have it tuned in standard tuning but there are many songs I want to play that require lower tuning such as drop Eb or even drop D. I wonder ...
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Polyphia - GOAT | scale and key [closed]

I have discovered a song that doesn't let me sleep at nights. I am trying to figure out how they came up with this piece. First thing was to find the right notes that appear there and as I can see ...
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Identify fretboard wood

Hello this fretboard is made of rosewood or ebony?
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Multi Effect device with tube [closed]

I have used a VOX Tonelab LE for almost ten years, and it starts to fall apart. Therefore I'm looking for a replacement. In my view, VOX used to stand out among modelling amps by adding a tube, thus ...
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The secret of Fuzz?

I was chatting with a fellow bass player about my new line-up of effects pedals which my last gig enabled/required, and I commented that I had a "black rat fuzz" and when she looked at it she said, "...
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How would you modify the muting technique when finger picking on an electric guitar?

After watching this I was wondering how you would modify the classical guitar technique if you want to fingerpick on the electric guitar?
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Electric Guitar issue

I have an EVH USA guitar. Issue....sound still comes from amp when volume pot on guitar is at 0. Additionally, sound is cutting on and off with volume pot at 10. Could this be a guitar issue or amp ...
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What is the difference between lead and rhythm guitar tone?

I hope this question isn't too broad, but I'm curious as to what the difference is in tone (typically) between 'lead' and 'rhythm' electric guitar (particularly from the point-of-view of rock/hard ...
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Can powered on amp die from changing equipment?

I recently got some pedals and was playing around with them the other night. I had them plugged into a 12-13 year old Fender Frontman 15 (small solid state combo amp). I decided I wanted to change the ...
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How to start playing electric guitar [closed]

Recently I've been wanting to play electric guitar, because it just sounds better than classical or acoustic, for the songs I want to play at least. I already know the basics and probably more, since ...
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Slanted single coil pickups on Fender Stratocaster [duplicate]

How does the sound produced from a slanted single coil pickup on a Fender Stratocaster differ from the regular non-slanted single coil pickups?
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Is there a good fast scale run technique I can use in ANY song?

I can play almost anything on electric guitar. The problem is I have the hardest time getting from point A to point B using a fast run and it's not a matter of speed. I just don't know the technique. ...
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What should I know , to use a certain pentatonic over a backtrack loop?

Well I'm playing eletric guitar for a lot of years, but I just didnt care about theory. I just love to play acdc, airbourne, and etc...but now the time has come, and I would love to create my own ...
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Different capacitor values needed for baritone guitar tone controls?

I am trying to wire up a baritone electric guitar with controls similar to a G&L legacy (volume, treble, bass). My question is whether or not I need to change the capacitor values to account for ...
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A ZENY Electric guitar

I got this guitar, and the amplifier only has the volume, treble, bass, and a overdrive button. What would be a good configuration for a nice clean rock sound.
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New pickups installed in guitar; mains hum in all positions?

I have three guitars: two Stratocasters and one Ibanez S. Their pickup configurations are SSS, HSH, and HH respectively. For the first Stratocaster, I decided to pick up some Dimarzio Injector pickups ...
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Can I put acoustic strings on an electric guitar?

I've been playing guitar for a little bit and I want to upgrade my acoustic guitar, however I've found some semi hollow electric guitars that I really like. My question is, could this be used as an ...
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Highest 2 strings broken but not snapped?

I have a gretsch with a bigsby, and a few days ago I used the bigsby (I've used it many times before) and I hear a clicking like noise, but no strings are snapped, despite me being fairly gentle with ...
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How do I get rid of the white noise when playing guitar through pulseaudio?

Instead of using an amp, I have a cheap adapter that allows me to plug my guitar cable into the 3.5mm audio input port on my laptop. I then use pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 to ...
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Does Guitar Fretboard Material Affect Sound

Does Guitar Fretboard Material Affect Sound? Is my question. Specifically I'm asking about electric guitars and maple vs. rosewood vs. ebony. And wood necks, not aluminum. Not asking about thick vs....
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Why does an open guitar cable buzz or hum?

If I have a guitar plugged into an amp and I remove the cable from the guitar I get a buzz or hum. Why is this? Shouldn't the amp be quiet since the circuit is open and supposedly "off"?
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Why does a held guitar chord swell when overdriven and run through an amp?

When I play rapidly or chord at a moderate tempo through a Tube Screamer overdrive pedal into a Marshall amp with both having gain at about the 3 o' clock position, a held chord will increase in ...
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Hearing through distortion

Are there any tricks to figuring out the (exact) chords of a song that has really strong distortion or other effects? I can vaguely hear what chords there are but can’t figure out the exact variant.
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Weird Fluttering sound

I have a brand new Jackson JS30, and I am already having issues with a weird fluttering sound when I pull of from 15 to 14, 9 to 8, 8 to 7, etc. I can't seem to find anyone else with this problem, yet ...
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Fender Squire X155 Jazz Guitar [closed]

Any one have opion about this Unusual Fender Squire x155 hollowbody humbuker Jazz arch top.What would be the strings for this arch top. Any one here have one or have had one.Do They Hold sustain well?...
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Electric guitar pickup not picking up a specific string

Just string an old guitar with Fender's pure nickel wound 009 gauge. I don't have any prior knowledge whether the pickup is faulty or not. The issue is the B string not picked up by the guitar pickup. ...
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Electric Guitar John Coltrane Scale [closed]

I am trying to pull of this 26-2 on guitar any idea which scale is the guy with the hat using at about minute 1:59? ( ). Thanks a lot.
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How can I learn to solo on guitar?

I have always been fascinated with guitar solos and am committed to learning. However, I can't really afford a tutor and want to dig in all by myself. I have been practicing for the last 2 months now ...
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Is there a special term for this type of alternate picking?

I'm looking to see if there's a special word for a type of alternate picking commonly heard in metal that involves playing a series of notes on a lower string while also playing notes on a higher ...
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Amplifier set-up for electric bass if I will pretty much only use headphones [closed]

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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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....