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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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Are there any official tabs or scores for “Tunnel of Love” by Dire Straits? [on hold]

I would really like to learn to play this song with my band, and we suck at finding stuff by ear. We really would like to play it properly so, if there's anything official I'd rather go with that than ...
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How to play songs that contain one guitar when we have two or more guitarists?

I am playing drums in an alternative punk band we just started. I am wondering how to play songs that basically are from bands that contain one guitarist, as we have two guitarists. What can be the ...
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new strings being too stiff to bend on electric guitar

I recently (10 day) changed my electric guitar's strings (Ibanez rg with zero-edge2 bridge). The stock strings with it was Daddario but i didn't know the string gauge of them so after deciding to ...
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Can you play an electric guitar trough a acoustic amp?

One of my guitar teachers is strictly classical. I know he owns an acoustic amp. Im thinking of buying one of those gretsch hollow-body guitars and lending it to him, will he be able to play it trough ...
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Why is Stratocaster Low E-String Intonation at Limit?

I recently got an American Standard Stratocaster and I've been working on setting it up. I have tightened the intonation adjustment screw for the low E string to its limit and now the tension spring ...
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What is a good source of backing tracks for electric guitar? [closed]

I somehow didn't find the ones on YouTube very versatile and very good, and definitely not in any way organized. I searched for and tried a ton of them. I would like to practice popular POP ROCK ...
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Electric Guitar picking noise from me

My electric guitar stopped working today, although it makes a hissing noise every time I touch the strings. The wire and the amplifier are not the problem. It's a Hertz J200N Electric guitar. It is ...
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Why use odd time signatures?

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I'm trying to pick up some of the music theory behind the instrument, and one thing that I've sort of grapsed is odd time signatures. I know what they are, and I can ...
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Electric guitar tuning changes in different holding positions

While trying to correctly intonate guitar(which was problematic, you can see my last question why), I noticed a strange thing and I don't really know if it is normal or not. I've searched about it ...
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Amp setting to have a longer lasting bend sound or sound ringing at all?

I have a Boss Katana 50 amp and am fairly new to equipment setup for e-guitars. As I am learning "Maggot Head" from Funkadelic I have a lot of slow bends that do not have a lot of density on my ...
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How mix scales (locrian, dorian, etc…) with blues scales/pentatonic?

I am experienced with both, scales and pentatonic. but when it comes to the point to mix them together, I have some trouble. My goal is it to extend my possibilities, but at the same time to keep this ...
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What does kingfish play? [closed]

I've just discovered a new amazing guitar player, Christone Kingfish Ingram, since the first time I was shocked by the way he plays. I've tried everything but I simply don't understand what he plays, ...
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Single Coil + Noise Gate + Compressor + Boost (+ EQ) = Humbucker?

The humbucker sound is usually warmer (i.e. cuts more high frequencies), without interference noise (hum), louder and compressed than a single coil. Is it possible to get the same sound with a single ...
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Which are the notes that define the blues scale as one, and is the blues scale minor or major? [duplicate]

Which are the notes that define the blues scale as one, what are the "blue notes" exactly. Is the blues scale minor or major?
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Guitar counting problem

I have a problem with counting. I can count well when there is something without the need of stopping like: 1 e and a / 2 e and a ... (I hit the note every word I say) but when there is something ...
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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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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 ...