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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Will the fender custom shop build you a guitar with a D-Tuna?

I'm considering saving up for my dream guitar. I'm interested in a HSS strat with a Floyd rose trem. What I would also love for my dream guitar to have is a EVH D-Tuna. You can buy this part loose, ...
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How do I record zither, harp etc. with a pickup?

Is there a way to record stringed instruments like zither, harp, piano via a pickup, similar to an electric guitar? Of course, these instruments can all be recorded via microphones, but what's ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I have Fender Champion 20 amp. I want to connect amp to the beats studio headset. I found Bluetooth Aux Kit. Is it enough? If not what do you suggest. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Do I need an audio interface or is this good enough? [closed]

Honestly, I don't hear the difference. One of them is recorded with Behringer UMC22 and the other one is recorded with the Asus Z370-H motherboard's onboard sound card. I have a powerful PC, I can ...
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White guitar turned yellow

Im not sure if this is necessarily the right place for this but i figured someone might have had a similar issue. I have a Yamaha RGX A2 in white but over time its turned yellow. I assume its the ...
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Why is electric guitar passive acoustic performance still important?

By passive acoustic performance, I mean the acoustic performance while the guitar is not plugged into an amplifier. Nowadays, stompboxes, postproccessing applications, and other electronic audio ...
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Is it safe to use a mouldy case for an electric guitar?

My guitar hard case (Stagg Vintage-style series gold tweed deluxe hardshell case for electric guitar) has changed color to green and dark red on the some parts of the outside, and it seems that the ...
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A synthesia-like program for guitar [closed]

Is there a program that works like Synthesia, but for guitar? Or at least a "guitar hero-like" game that I can play with a real electric guitar, not just by tapping buttons (even if you play ...
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What footswitch can I use on my Ammoon Stereo Looper pedal?

I recently bought this Ammoon looper pedal. For the price, it has a great quality. However, I want to use a footswitch on it. As you can see on this picture, on the left side (amp side) of the pedal ...
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What setting should I set on my amp and guitar to copy the sound for the choice from TLOU? have a Fender Champion 20 and Epiphone SG Special P-90 [closed]

just a new guitar player learning his favourite melody from a game and was wondering how to recreate that sound, What setting should I set on my amp and guitar to copy the sound for the choice from ...
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Does Steve Vai's circular vibrato actually make the note go flat?

Steve Vai does vibrato by circling his finger around the note like he's giving it a massage.. He says that this somehow makes the note go flat as well as sharp. I can't hear it. I try to do it on my ...
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how can I study orchestration methods for electric guitar?

In this post, I was given some tips on arranging electric guitars. However, I would like to do further reading on the subject (spreads, range, register, coupling, doubling, unisons, etc), and I can't ...
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Theoretical difference between amp distortion and distortion from a pedal

For the last few months I have been playing electric guitar on a small 5W tube amp with a nice saturated gain channel. This past weekend I picked up a Big Muff Pi pedal, which I believe is classified ...
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Is my truss rod broken?

Recently I have been messing around with a Squier Affinity Strat, trying to set it up properly. I tried to adjust the truss rod and it was initially too tight. So I turned it counterclockwise, in ...
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Distortion of AMP [closed]

I have a question that is a little bit of "engineering nature". Why can't I plug an audio signal(music from computer) and bass/guitar in the same speaker if I somehow wire outputs together ...
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Floyd rose changes Pitch

My guitar equipped with a Floyd Rose changes the pitch, when the Position is changed. I.e. tune it sitting down, and when i stand up the pitch is lower. What is wrong here?
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Are these type of “Horizonal” wall mounts safe for hanging a guitar with a gigbag

I did read this thread Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook. It concluded with a "don't hang with a gigbag, it becomes a big barrier between playing the guitar often and ...
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How to get this sound?

In this song, the guitar has very little transience especially on that first high note, almost like it's singing. How would you do this? I tried messing around with a compressor, but I can't seem to ...
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Muting string technique with right hand only

I'm fairly new to the electric guitar and currently learning about string muting (as in noise reduction) while soloing. The usual advice is to mute the lower strings with your right hand and the ...
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Do useable MIDI stringed instruments exist (for entering notes into a DAW) (think Guitar Hero controller) [closed]

I have looked at MIDI violins today and saw they were 1500+ $ and seemed to be basically electric violins. So this raised an interesting point to me. Whereas an electric piano is just a piano keyboard ...
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How do Fender wide-range pickups change the sound?

Billie Joe Armstrong's blue strat has a tilted pickup in the back, its tilted a bit clockwise from the front of the guitar, so the pickup gets more lower end and and a extended higher end, it gives ...
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Understanding method of applying modes on chords

I am learning about modes and trying to apply them on guitar over chord progressions, and I wanted to understand how exactly to know, when you hear some song, "ah, this song allows me to play ...
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What is the point of 12 string electric guitars?

As I understand the concept of a 12 string acoustic is that the doubling of strings gives the acoustic instrument a greater sonority, more volume, and a very nice full, rounded sound. So I was just ...
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What type of pedals would be good for a beginner

I have a Squier Tele and cheap Fender Frontman. I have no ambitions beyond playing a bit in my man cave. But the clean tone of my guitar discourages me so much I want a bit of punch and crunch. The ...
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the tone/effect of guitar during rock song bridge/breakdown?

A lot of rock songs I like change the tone or distortion of the guitar during bridge/breakdown of the song. Can someone tell me what is going on that makes the guitars sound this way, and how I can do ...
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Floyd rose bridge leaning to the treble side

I've decided to change my strings on my guitar, and when I finally was done with setting up the springs to make the bridge parallel to the body, I wanted to make the action lower. I noticed that it ...
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Crate gt212 footswitch

I have a Crate gt212 and am looking for a footswitch for it. Can't seem to find a Crate one anywhere. Will this Apex 3 button switch work with it?
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Why does the sound go away when I slightly hold a string down on my electric guitar? [closed]

I play electric guitar and I already know a little of the basics, but I'm having trouble in playing songs. Every time I hold a string down it doesn't make any sound, it just turns mute (this happens ...
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Normal fret wear or particularly low-quality fret wire?

I've been playing a cheap guitar for maybe an hour every day for the past two years. At first I was very happy with the way it played, the frets were perfectly level and I was able to set it up ...
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Best bi-amping combo for metal? [closed]

been thinking about putting a Mesa triple rec through the bottom 4x12 for low end rhythms and a 6505+ through the top for high end gain lead via an effects processor. What do you guys think? What are ...
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When I use the Aux In on my guitar amp the sound only goes through when I touch the aux with my finger

I want to plug in my guitar and my phone into my amp so I can play over a song, the whole system works properly but can only hear my phone when I touch the aux head, otherwise it’s a loud buzz and ...
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Electric guitar on a mixer

I just got my first electric guitar and am wanting to learn how to play it. now I want to try and let my friends listen in with me via discord. I have a studio microphone that I've connected in an XLR ...
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Can I use a physical loop box with a phone-guitar interface?

I sold my amp several years ago when moving, and I have been missing it more and more. I have never used one of these phone-guitar interfaces, but it seems very attractive to me to get fairly good ...
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Electric guitar neck crack. Worth repairing?

Recently I noticed a crack on the neck of my 20 years old Ibanez RG. I'm not sure how it happened, I never knocked it over and never messed with the truss rod. Days ago I was switching strings for a ...
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Guitar to PCIe line in

Can I plug my guitar cable directly to the line-in on my computers PCIe audio card? If not, why, is it a voltage or impedance mismatch?
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How much is this guitar worth? [closed]

I'm looking for an estimate of the value of a guitar. It is a Fender Stratocaster, serial number: H037097. This website (https://www.guitarinsite.nl/serienummers-fender_eng.php) gives the following ...
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What is the cause of low sustain or short note duration on 22nd fret on high E string for a 22-fret guitar?

I have a Fender Ultra Stratocaster with SSS configuration. The pickups are branded as Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®. I use Ernie Ball Mighty Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, 8.5-40. ...
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26 inch scale length good enough for Drop tuning guitar?

I've recently been trying to drop tune to Drop G. I've read that a 27 inch scale length would be good but I was wondering if 26 would be okay. Thanks!
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Fixing loose strap button screw in solid-body guitar [duplicate]

I have a strap button screw in my Squier Affinity Strat that I have to re-fasten every week or so, and I'd like to carry out a more permanent repair. There is no visible damage to the screw hole or ...
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Check the authenticity of a Les Paul

At a local pawn shop I found this guitar sold as an Epiphone Les Paul. The strange thing is that in the head stock there's the Gibson logo not the Epiphone one. The price is affordable and I'd like a ...
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Magnetic part of pickup sticks out

I got my guitar set up and the luthier did an amazing job. However, I want to know if the magnetic part of one of the pickups sticking out is normal. Beneath the A and D strings, these parts stick out ...
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Alternative intervals power chords in just intonation

I was wondering, distorted power chords tend to work really well because in 12 equal temperament the root and fifth are pretty close to just intonation. A detailed explanation can be found in the link ...
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alternate picking for single stroke in alternating strings

I am a beginner/ intermediate guitar player and today I started to learn how to play Seek and Destroy from Metallica, as shown in this tablature Parallel to that I have been learning scales (major ...
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How can I properly use vibrato on the first chord of “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”?

The opening guitar part of John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" features a fair amount of vibrato. I'm trying to master this part, but I'm having difficulty with the first chord (C#...
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Advice for first electric guitar

I'm looking at buying my first electric guitar and had some questions regarding how I should make my decision. The first thing I'd like to ask about is the pick-up configuration. From my current ...
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Electric guitar bridge lifted too much, intonation problems

I bought a used Fender Mexican strat online many months ago. Its bridge came lifted. I read some threads here (I'm posting them below) that say this can lead to intonation problems, and indeed I've ...
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Reason for ground hum coming from jack port and plug

I was lucky enough to come by a 1976 Ibanez solid body lawsuit-era Les Paul. For its age, it plays and sounds great. I do have one concern. I bought a mid-range guitar cord to go from the guitar to ...
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Are good pickups in a bad guitar worth it?

I have this Epiphone Les Paul 100 that I got probably 7-8 years ago now and it's still got its stock pickups. I was thinking maybe it's time to upgrade and wanted to get a new guitar, but I was ...
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String Buzz and Dead Notes on Squier Strat

I am new to guitar and bought a new Squier Strat as my first guitar. I changed the strings myself to 008's a couple months in, and I think that may have caused some of the problems that followed ...
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Back in black sound

I'm finally learning back in black from tabs after doing it by ear for a long time. I've come to the iconic lick during the intro and its tab is given by this almost everywhere: For the life of me I ...

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