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how much the pickup can influence the 'quality' of a pinch hamonic

I have two guitars, one Ibanez RG 550 with a Dimarzio tone zone and a Jackson RR5 with a Dimarzio X2N. Both the guitars as well as the pickups are of great quality. I have noticed that the pinch ...
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What is the name of this synth guitar?

Can anyone tell me what the name is of the guitar in this video?
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My guitar's high E string keeps snapping at the tuning peg

My guitar's high E string has broken eight times just this month. I never overtune or do really high bends. It always breaks around the tuning peg. There was no rust; it was still new. I even tried to ...
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Could the bassist and the rhythm guitarist be the same person?

Could the function of the bassist and the rhythm guitarist be combined into one guitar player with a guitar like this for instance? Maybe just me playing this thing and a drummer and a regular ...
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Does the signal from the FX loop match the one to the power amp?

When using a gutar amps FX loop to route the preamp through a pedal, is it any different from the internal circuit when the FX loop is bypassed? Anything you put in the loop will affect the signal, ...
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How authentic is the sound if I use a real effect pedal before GarageBand?

If I consider this setup : Electric guitar -> (real) distortion effect pedal -> audio interface -> garageband -> maybe no need to use virtual pedals from garageband How authentic will the (...
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Reducing noise between guitar amplifier and mixer

I am trying to add electric guitar amplifier to my setup, and I am experiencing a lot of noise between the amplifier and a mixer. My setup is wired as following: Computer running Ableton Zoom H4n ...
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What are these slanted surfaces on the bridge saddles of my electric guitar?

I randomly took a closer look at the bridge of my electric guitar and noticed that the brass saddles have some weird, flat, slanted surfaces where the strings run over them. Interestingly, these ...
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Truss rod and bow issue on electric guitar

So I have this guitar by Halo guitars, it's the Hellfire (might be called the Justifier now) but it's manufactured around 2007/8 and my uncle bought it at a thrift store a long time ago, all was fine ...
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Potential intonation problems by having a 0.5" difference between half scale lengths?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I saw someone ask a similar question here. I'm assembling a guitar from a body I bought for cheap. Unfortunately, the body won't line up ...
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Pulling off into or over next string

When performing a pull off on guitar, is there a consensus on whether you should pull off into the next higher string or "across" it? The former does not require muting that string with the ...
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Impact of (a) input sensitivity and (b) guitar "volume" on the point at which a tube amp breaks up

First question here. Please be kind if I've messed up somehow :) I'm hoping someone can explain the theoretical electronics (rather than just trial & error) that connect the interplay between (a) ...
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How do I get this tone

How to get the Les Paul humbucker bridge pup tone like this nasal, airy, chime sound, I have a Les Paul standard 50s, a NUX MG30, and recently I'm obsessed with this tone, I tried for couple of hours ...
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Newbie with a used electric guitar

So I acquired a used electric guitar(Brand: Ibanez GIO, GS120906614 & IBZ1G guitar Amplifier) from an acquaintance and after researching how to setup and all, I tried playing and no sound came out ...
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What should I practise to reach my guitar goals and stay motivated?

I have been playing guitar off and on since I was 12 [6 years ago]. Originally I started playing guitar because I desperately wanted to be like my hero Tom Petty. So, for about two years I studied ...
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Guitar build — Will the wrong neck work?

I am building a Les Paul style guitar from parts I bought online. Unfortunately, I noticed that I've got the wrong neck, the body is cut for a set-in neck with a tab at the end of the heel which goes ...
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Squealing string when muting after strumming

I have a Jackson guitar with a floyd rose. Recently I have changed the tuning from C# standard to E standard which involved a lot of screwing of the springs which hold the floyd rose mechanism. So ...
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Can I have the output of an audio interface redirected to a headset that's connected directly on the PC?

I used to connect my guitar on my PC using a Rocksmith cable, and would use Guitar Rig 5 as my amp simulator. I recently bought an Audio Interface (Behringer U-PHORIA UMC204HD) and I'm impressed that ...
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Comparing different trem systems

Having used Bigsby and Strat trem (hate that misnomer!) systems for the last 60 odd yrs, I'm now re-furbishing a guitar with a Floyd Rose. Trying to find how it's supposed to be superior - it's built ...
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How do I pitch-shift +2 Oct in Guitar Pro 8?

I am trying to achieve a +2 Oct pitch shift effect like in the song Pantera - Becoming. I am aware that Guitar Pro has a Whammy Pitch shift effect, but this effect only goes up to +1 Oct (and has to ...
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Help identify brand of guitar [closed]

I recently got a guitar from my dad's friend for my birthday. He didn't play with it at all and gifted it to me. It's a really nice guitar, but I can't identify the brand of the guitar. The only clue ...
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How to clean this guitar hardware?

I neglected my guitar a little bit in the last years. Didn't do anything crazy with them; it just hung on the wall and when I played it I didn't really clean it. I know how to clean and maintain the ...
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Can IR balanced output from Engl ironball e606se plug directly to a monitor speaker

I am buying a guitar amp and thinking about engl ironball e606se. I have a limited space for my apartment, so I prefer a small speaker than 1x12 cab. However, I don’t know that is it ok to use ir ...
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Electric guitar is making a weird vibrating noise on hammer-on

I bought a new ESP LTD M-201 guitar and everything is sounding nice, except if I hammer-on in this specific spot in the guitar, it starts to vibrate and make a weird noise. I tried fretwrap and it ...
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I would like to be able to play my guitar along with songs I have in iTunes and listen to a mix in my headphones

I would like to be able to play my guitar along with songs I have in iTunes and listen to a mix in my headphones. I have a PC, and Protools LE, but I don't know if it's possible to monitor the ...
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MLC Subzero 100 – Unwanted sound during fade out

I am an amateur attempting to play my Samick electric guitar (Strat imitation with all 3 single coil pickups). On my Windows 10 Desktop PC, I have an Amp Sim called Guitar-Rig 5. I also tried another ...
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How can I get the guitar sound that I need?

I have a small practice amp, with no usb port. I was thinking of buying an audio interfere and connect to my PC. Can I use digital pedals and amps, add reverb, distortion, overdrive? How do I know how ...
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How bad is Gibson's tuning instability?

I recently tried a Gibson SG Tribute in a guitar shop. I liked the feeling a lot. The fretboard felt great and the neck felt very comfortable. However, I have heard many comments from my friends and ...
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Intonation problem at 20th fret (top 3 strings only) - Harley Benton SC-550

I have a Harley Benton SC-550 (Les Paul style) with a strange intonation issue which affects the top 3 (unwound) strings at frets 20 & 21 only. The pitch at fret 20 is a whole semitone sharp, and ...
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Program similar to getharmony.net [closed]

getharmony.net was a very interesting web page where you could get the notes of a song with guitar through a spectogram and make a tab to interpret it. Unfortunately it is down, but I would like to ...
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Guitars hum consistently, even while touching strings

Ibanez Gio GRG220PA and Fender Starcaster constantly hum when plugged into either my amp or audio interface. The hum doesn't get better or worse when I touch the strings, unlike what's often reported ...
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What foot switch works on a Fender Princeton Chorus s/n M464654? [closed]

Model PR82 purchased at a rummage sale. Pots and front-panel switches are dirty/inoperative. Thank you!
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What happened to the front of this guitar?

It has 4 marks, fairly similar though the two above being smaller than those below, on the front, like it had something attached to it at some point or something - anyone know what it was or how these ...
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Buzzing sound in my Telecaster

When I was a kid, about 25 years ago, I bought a cheap amp and a cheap second hand squire telecaster. Lately I have finally started playing that guitar a bit more intensely, and I noticed that ...
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8-string guitar stave

As we are all aware, the convention is to write guitar notation an octave higher than concert pitch. However, this convention is problematic for anyone putting together a score for extended range ...
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Amp stops buzzing when I unplug guitar [duplicate]

Loud buzzing just started to happen with guitar plugged in. As soon as I unplug the guitar the amp stops the buzz and peace returns. I’ve checked the leads so I’m wondering what’s happening with the ...
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Why am I told an audio Interface is better than a soundcard for my guitar

I plug in my electric guitar to the Line-IN port (No pre-amp) of my desktop PC’s HD soundcard. It's onboard soundcard by Realtek. I use amp sim called Guitar Rig 5 (GR5) on Windows 10. It works. My ...
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guitar - open strings in just intonation

has anyone of you tried to tune your guitar to just intonation? As far as I understand it, it's possible to tune the open strings to just intonation. Consequently, you couldn't fret notes but only use ...
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What chord progression is this? Guitar [closed]

In my journey of learning guitar, I have tried to identify chord progressions that don't necessarily have available tabs (for eye training fretting positions and ear training the sounds of those ...
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Controls on my Vantage VS-696 guitar

I have this Vantage VS-696 guitar for decades that I used to use as a "Silent guitar" and never plugged in any amp. Today I'm plugging it into a DSM & Humboldt Simplifier and I fail to ...
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How would I copy the effects of Sugarcult with just an amp? [closed]

I’m having trouble finding a dial setting on my amp for clarity and the best combination of effects for Sugarcult’s pop/punk effects. The amp I have is an old Vox amp, nothing special. It does not ...
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Pull off and hammer on alternatives?

I’m trying to learn Hate Every Beautiful Day by Sugarcult, and on the B string, with the tab it says 4p2h4. How would I do that, and is there an easier alternative? That’s the only thing stopping me ...
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If I learn scales, will I begin to recognize them in Tabs, which in turn will make me better at playing them?

Scales, whether it be the Pentatonic scale or Major scale, are a selection of notes from the Chromatic scale that sound good in concert with each other — according to my best understanding. If I take ...
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I have a Line 6 M5 Modeler and a distortion pedal. What would be the best way to get that dirty sexy blues sound in a slow tempo and minor key? [closed]

I don't want it to sound heavily distorted.
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My 1980s telecaster neck pickup is louder then usual but the bridge pickup is almost silent even turned all the way up [closed]

My 80s telecasters neck pickup is almost 2x louder then before and the bridge pickup is huming but makes vary little sound when turned all the way up any help
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Is playing an electric guitar easier on the left hand than an acoustic?

My left thumb has some arthritis so I am thinking about switching to an electric — thinking that playing an electric would be easier on the thumb joint. Any advice on the subject would be appreciated (...
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How to modulate from e Phrygian to c minor

I’m trying to write a metal song so I would like to know any suggestions for a dark or melodic modulation from e Phrygian to C minor. Preferably on guitar thanks.
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How to listen to my guitar on earphones on a live playing gig while it also sounds in the main monitor speakers, and switch off the guitar sometimes?

I am playing with a DJ and the music is getting each time better. I'm jazzing her music with my Line 6 PODxt Live pedal and my Dean Fly-V with Seymour humbuckers doing awesome sustain and quality. The ...
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How to connect my guitar pedal to a Pioneer DJ mixer?

Is it OK to connect directly my Line 6 PODxt Live pedal to a Pioneer DJ mixer MIC input? It is not sounding. I did it like this: I tried doing it by plugging the quarter inch jack into the Pioneer DJ ...
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How do I get that Chris Stapleton Tennessee Whiskey Electric Guitar intro guitar sound?

Tennessee Whiskey I Have a EPIPHONE Joe Pass EMPEROR II Electric and a CUBE 20x Amp. I been told its because the GUITAR IS A Jazz guitar. Tennessee Whiskey SOLO SOUND IM SEEKING
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