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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What's this type of multi-effect processor that most pro artists seem to be using? [closed]

I keep noticing that most pro artists do not use individual effects, not even the most high end individual effect pedals, but instead, this big multi effect type of units. Are they custom made? Why ...
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Guitar with EMG's and Hipshot Bridge [closed]

I'm looking for a 6-string electric guitar that has EMGs and a hipshot (or similar) bridge that isn't very expensive (~1000 euros). For example, if the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 had a hipshot, I would ...
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How to apply pinch harmonics? This isn't about how to play it, it's more about how to use it in a musical context?

I think I got a decent grasp on producing pinch harmonics (when I do it in isolation, i.e. playing just one note, it comes out pretty reliably.) I want to practice it within a musical context but I ...
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American Standard Stratocaster Volume Control Problem

My 2007 Fender American Standard Stratocaster has a problem with the volume control. The problem is that the volume drops off a "cliff" and cuts out suddenly when you move the control below ...
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I don't have access to my amp right now, and I want to play so that I can hear myself through my heaphones from my laptop

I'm not trying to record and I don't care if the sound isn't studio grade I just want to hear the effect my pedal applies to the guitar through my pc. I don't have an audio interface and I don't want ...
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Boss Katana 50 external effects loop mod

Is it possible to mod the Boss Katana 50 (version I or II) to add a send and return between the pre-amp and the power amp stage? I know the 100W version has an external effects loop, but I'm a bedroom ...
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Questions about Zakk Wylde's technique

Is Zakk Wylde's picking technique considered unusual? He rounds his right hand completely to the point that it looks unwieldy. Now he makes it work, there is no denying the result, but I wonder if you ...
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Would fishing wire work for strings on an electric guitar?

So, I was browsing the Internet and stumbled across this video of someone using fishing wire as string replacements. This seemed to be kind of a gag just to see if it was actually even possible, but ...
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Tried Eb alternate tuning but guitar intonation is off and I'm unsure how to fix it

I have a fender mexican strat, with 10s. I have never changed string gauge, I only tuned all the strings down half a step to Eb from E. The issue I am running into is that the low Eb, Ab, Db, and Gb ...
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Switching to neck pickup sometimes gives no (or low) sound output

I got a brand new Schecter Damien Platinum 8. I own it for about a month. At a point, while I was playing, I flipped the switch to the neck pickup position, and the guitar simply stopped producing any ...
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How does Tom Morello make these weird whistling noises? VIDEO NSFW!

In the solo, he makes these weird scratching / whistling noises, and I was wondering if anyone knew how exactly he did it?
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Fender telecaster - gap between neck pickup and pickguard

Just today I finally made my dream come true and bought my first Telecaster. I brought it home and it plays like a dream! After I got to play with it for sometime and upon closer inspection, I noticed ...
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How to make these sounds with an electric guitar

Does anyone know how to generate these two types of sounds. First one is 1:09 in this video where he quickly plays two or three notes that sound like artifical ...
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Is it possible to use one pre amp distortion into 2 amplifiers at the same time

I have a VH4-2 pedal and and radial aby switch. I f I use the VH4-2 pedal power amp out will the two outputs from the aby switch be connected to the return /loop of both amps? Is this possible? I just ...
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Is it necessary to have an audio interface to record electric guitar directly?

As it is told on title, should one have an audio interface to record electric guitar or If I use an adapter and plug into computer directly will it still work? With adapter I mean something like this ...
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Is my floating bridge set up properly?

This is a yamaha rgx220zdmg i've recently bought. i'm not sure if the floating bridge is set up properly because this is my first time owning an electric guitar. Thank you in advance.
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String hits unwanted fret

When I play the first fret of the 6th string of my electric guitar several times, the string makes an annoying sound, I think that it might hit another fret. It also happens with the 5th string but ...
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Can Fender build you a guitar without a pickup selector switch? [closed]

If your dollar stack were filthy and money was no problem could you petition Fender to build you a HSS guitar without a selector switch, have the humbucker in the bridge be 50 percent of the juice and ...
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Crack between fretboard and guitar neck

I recently adjusted the truss rod in my guitar, nothing uncommon. I increased the relief a little bit when I noticed the following crack around the 7th fret. It is, perhaps difficult to see, but I am ...
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5 watt tube Amp has 2 8ohms outputs and I have 2 1x16ohm speakers. Can I connect them together?

I have a Harley Benton GA5 head (5 watts tube amp head) which has two 8 ohms outputs. I also have two 1x16 ohms cabs, one with a Celestion vintage 30 and one with an Eminence speaker. Is it possible ...
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Guitar - Palm Cyst - Should I Change Hand?

I started learning the guitar (left handed) as my new years resolution and am absolutely loving it. For a couple of years, I've had a cyst in the middle of the palm of my right hand (my fretting hand)....
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Which pedals do they use?

Is there anybody has any idea which pedals might be used for this song? I looked up on comments but there is no answer at all.
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Multi FX Processor-Headphone setup vs amp setup

I've been wanting to purchase my first electric guitar setup, and as I'm on tight budget I decided to go with a Budget multi-FX processor instead of an amplifier. My setup: Guitar: Harley Benton ST-62 ...
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Mooer GE100 with only headphones for beginners

So, I've been wanting to get a multi-effects processor (Mooer GE100) with my first electric guitar purchase(been playing an acoustic since 2 years). I won't be buying an amp tho, only a headphone(AKG ...
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How difficult is this piece of music (electric guitar)? [closed]

Listening to this piece of music (from 2:12), "Running from Evil" (by Bobby Prince), and being a total novice, I was wondering how difficult it is to play on the guitar. Another version that ...
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Question about pickup phase

I currently have a hss guitar setup with a coil split and a five way blade selector. in 2st position with the coil split, it’s like a regular hss Strat with the middle single coil and the slug coil of ...
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Relationship between chord progression of backing track and scale of solo

I've started improvising guitar solos over some backing tracks like this one, and the videos always start by stating the chord progression and then saying which scale you can solo in for it to sound ...
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5-position switch in an HH Strat set up for a killswitch

I am about to purchase a Strat-style guitar. It has two humbuckers, and a 5-way switch. It only has one tone and one volume. I'd like to modify the 5-way switch so that one of the positions kills ...
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What kinds of vibrato arms do what’s described in this video?

I have no luck searching for the kind of vibrato arm, or tremolo arm or whammy bar Steve Vai seems to describe in this video at 3:20 He seems to describe a vibrato arm ...
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How to adjust floyd rose tilting forward?

I have been changing strings recently on my electric guitar, which has a Floyd Rose licensed bridge. I had strings on it (dont know which kind) and changed them to SL Alice strings (0.009 etc.). But ...
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White cloth inside amp — what is it? [closed]

I was given an old Gibson G20 (previously incorrectly given as B20) guitar combo amp. It's solid state, 10 inch driver with a spring reverb. Date of manufacture unknown. When I opened the back panel ...
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finger picking vs pick tone

I've been writing with my band and when we play live, I switch off between picked parts and finger picking parts throughout the songs. I don't notice much difference in the tone playing live together (...
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Install new strings on guitar with whammy bar

So I have an Ibanez GRG250DX and I want to replace its strings. But I havent played it in a long time. What I tried so far: I clipped the old strings, kind of cleaned the guitar and pulled in the ...
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Recording Setup for Guitar with Impulse Response using a Pedal

I am investigating the usage of the impulse response technique (IR) for the purpose of recording electric guitar in studio, since I do not like the tone of my existing cabinet that much. It is good ...
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Help me get a guitar amp for Mark Knopfler sound

I play Mark's "clawhammer" fingerstyle and have a Les Paul R8, but don't have any amps. I like Mark's solo career more than his Dire Straits era, and seek a sound close to that. Think about ...
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How do I find a guitar pedal that shuts off output below a set volume?

I'm looking to buy or build an effect pedal that would cut off all sound passing through it to the amp if the volume from the guitar is too low. Functionally this would make it so that you could pluck ...
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What physical phenomenon causes stratitis?

I've heard luthiers refer to the weird sounds from a badly adjusted pickup as 'stratitis' (or 'wolf sounds'?). What are the mechanics of stratitis? What physical phenomenon causes it to occur?
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Name of a certain pattern?

I've been wondering if there's a specific name for the following pattern, 3 examples with timestamps: ...
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What determines the tone coming from a pickup?

I hear a lot of hocus pocus in music. One such thing called "Premium" pickups are heralded as some must-have for a good sounding guitar. To me, it seems like pickups are just electromagnets ...
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Electric guitar with headphones, what equipment do I need?

I would like to be able to play an electric guitar using headphones and while following a play along on my laptop. Condo living and a beginner-what kind of interface would I need to make this happen? ...
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Guitar strings feel electrified

When my electric guitar is connected to the amp it's fine but when I connect it to my mult fx Zoom g1on and then to the amp, the strings and the bridge feel electrified. Like there's friction when I ...
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How do I represent these measures (bends and prebends) in GuitarPro?

I was reading through a book when I came across this lick. I tried to represent it in guitar pro but am finding difficulty. Can you please help me with this lick? I understand that these are grace ...
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Does electric guitar's body shape really effect its sound? [duplicate]

As I know electric guitar's sound is transferred to electric signal by Faraday's law, that a changing magnetic field produces electricity. So this is independent by shape of guitar then why so many ...
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Arrangment/voicing vs EQ/production

When composing rock/pop music, I am wondering, when considering the timbre of the guitars, whether focus should be placed on voicings (power chords vs barre chords vs single notes etc) or simply on ...
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How can I play this on the guitar?

I've recently started learning tabs so I am confused with how to play these notes with the standard notations.
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Does instrument cable impedance matter?

I see many 1/4 TS 'instrument' cables for sale with no mention of impedance. With: the speed of light in vacuum of ~300 000 km/s audio frequencies < 20 kHz you get wavelengths of at least 15 km(!)...
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Are my amplifier's foot controller/foot switch inputs protected?

I have a guitar amplifier with a 'clean' and 'lead' 'channel' that can be manually toggled. I'd like to switch between my different amplifier settings using a 'foot controller'. I often see schematics ...
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Fender amp knobs not responding

I have a Fender Champion 100 amp that plays when my guitar is plugged in, but if I try to change the volume, gain, or really any of the knobs the sound is not affected. It’s acting like it’s working ...
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Correct technique for multi string legato pull-offs

Here I tabbed out the tablature of legato line on two string i.e. G and D String. I am self taught intermediate guitar player, still learning. I am trying to figure out solution or correct way to ...

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