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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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Guitar Intonation Problem, Always Sharp

I've been playing guitar for 7 years already. Throughout the years my ear developed and I started to notice intonation issues. I've been trying to fix it, but I never could. I adjusted the truss rod,...
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Guitar into Interace into AMP

I'm planning on buying a behringer u phoria UMC22 interface in order to connect my guitar to my PC to emulate effects and amps. I believe the correct way of outputting the sound is into a set of ...
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should I buy a compressor?

My equipment is: Boss bd2, Vox wah, Behringer um300 my amp is a roland cube, not the best but decent. I want to get more boost when I play solos, by turning on one of the pedals, but I don't know ...
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How can I use distortion pedals and distortion from my tube amp?

I was searching about pedals and heads and how they interact and I found some discussions about what is better: using the distortion from the pedal, or using the distortion from the tube head. My ...
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Guitar: How to mute bend release sound?

Take this tab for example, it is specifically required that there should be no release sound after bending. I tried many ways but just cant get rid of the release sound. My first attempt was to mute ...
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What's the difference between artificial and natural harmonics?

I have heard a lot about natural harmonics, what are they, what's the difference to artificial ones?
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Why was the thinline stratocaster never really a thing?

I know Eric Johnson has a signature thinline strat but why was the thinline strat never really a thing like the thinline teles were / are? Why would Fender make a semi-hollow version of the teles ...
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Guitar: How to properly pull-off with open string?

Take the tab below for example: Because the string tension maybe a bit loose, when I pull-off on those notes (e.g. -19-0-), it has a slight "bending" when my finger leaves from note to open. That "...
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How can I connect pedals and amplifiers without accidentally damaging them?

I've understood that there are some risks with connecting pedals, amplifiers, instruments and microphones and that I should be aware of what I'm doing, or it could damage my equipment. How can I ...
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Mini electric guitar tuning

To make it short, I am in the military and I try to take a guitar every time I am deployed. The thing is I can't take much with me so I need a very (very very) small guitar. I have a LAG guitalele (...
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What guitar brand/model is this? [closed]

So I have always seen this broken guitar and didn't notice since it was broken and all and recently I looked at it and wondered what guitar it might be. I tried searching the guitar for any hints ...
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e String vibrating against fret

I bought a second hand Ibanez from a dealer recently with a floating Lo Pro Edge bridge. When I play the open e string it fuzzes a bit, just like a vibration against the first fret. can you help me? ...
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Ibanez Lo Pro Edge set right?

I am a beginner with these Floyd Rose bridges; I don't understand if I set the bridge right. I heard that Lo Pro bridges should be inclined a bit, but I have the feeling that it's inclined too much, ...
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Can I just split the guitar signal before the amplifier to record it?

My setup is: guitar -> effects pedal (ME-70) -> looper pedal (RC-3) -> amplifier (studio pro 112) I'd like to get the output from the looper pedal into Ableton, while still hearing ...
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Should I treat Impulse Response signal as cabinet itself? [duplicate]

I got a pack of IR signals from redwire that I can apply to my guitar in DAW and enjoy real-like cabinet sound. Can I treat them as a cabinet itself and put in the signal chain right after the power ...
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Software newbie needs help with sound libraries

I am a complete newbie with home recording so I need to understand a couple of things. I want to record my guitar using software such as GarageBand or Logic Pro. One way to do it is to directly ...
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Guitar options for beginners to learn [duplicate]

I would like to learn to play guitar and I am reviewing the choice of being an autodidact but I want to know the path of the very beginner, to know the type of guitar I should get to start learning, ...
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Other options to load iPhone iPad while using iRig Pro audio interface

I am playing guitar throug an iRig Pro audio interface. They supply an extra solution for charging your phone / tablet while playing which is called iRig PowerBridge. This works but is rather flimsy ...
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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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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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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.