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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using scales as a tool to identify lick

I am learning how to play Children of the Sea by Black Sabbath. A tab that I found on the internet seems pretty accurate and straightforward, though I found the video of this guy playing and I found ...
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Soft or hard pick for funk 16ths?

I'm trying to get into funk with my electric guitar and am currently practicing keeping the 16ths rhythm and learn keeping a loose wrist. I usually play with a thick pick ("fender heavy"), ...
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Looking for a guitar name

My grandpa is looking for the name of a guitar he used to play with when he was younger. He tells me that the electric guitar brand is something like "Andrea", "Andrezza" or "...
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Would there be issues changing out necks frequently with a bolt-on?

I'm thinking of getting a guitar with a bolt-on neck, so that I can later get a second neck with a fretless fingerboard, and switch out those necks as needed. Would this potentially cause some kind of ...
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Keeping time on alternate picking in 4/4, 16th notes per measure, but melody grouped in 7s

I'm learning this exercise and I'm astonished at how it is difficult to keep on time. He's playing 16 16th notes per measure, but the phrasing of the notes is in groups of seven. I sounds weird to me ...
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Guitar - How to switch from clean to hi-gain

I'm tyring to reverse-engineer how this cover was done: Around that time stamp we can see the player switch from clean (not totally clean) to hi-gain by toggling the ...
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Guitar book for absolute beginner [closed]

I am an absolute beginner in guitar, I have almost never touched one. I however have read the "Music theory for dummies" so I have a little understanding of music theory, but really nothing ...
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Hum happens with one guitar but not another

I'm having a problem that many of you must have already had. I have an old guitar with old humbuckers ( a Jolana, Galaxis model, 1970's Czech guitar) that is producing that classing "not grounded&...
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Guitar makes humming sound, especially more when touching metal part of pickup switch that sticks out of the guitar

I used a multimeter to test that everything is connected/grounded, at least I hope I did. It shows continuity when I touch all metal parts, so everything seems grounded. So I just don't get what can ...
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How to know if you are tremolo picking in time?

How to know if you are tremolo picking in time? Let's say you are going around 16th notes 160bpm and you are tremolo picking power chords. How do people actually know they went up and down 4 times in ...
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Is it Ok to leave a guitar with a broken string?

Just broke the high E on my guitar and won't be able to get new strings for about 2 weeks. will leaving it as it is damage the guitar at all? the guitar is an Ibanez rga42fm with a fixed bridge All ...
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Busted guitar top, how to fix?

all. I am new to this exchange. I recently bought a 7 string Cort guitar with a busted top (for cheap). I am hoping to repair back to playable condition. It is in good condition except what you see ...
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Why do some PRS guitars have bird inlays?

What is the story behind the bird inlays of the PRS guitars?
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Guitar - making an "A" sound instead of an "O" sound

In the solo from hey you by pink floyd, at 2:35, Gilmour does a bend when the timbre of the sound changes significantly, from an "O" kind of sound, to more of an "A". Video: ...
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What technique is used for the opening of this Soundgarden song?

The song Loud Love by Soundgarden opens with several single notes on the guitar. They sound almost like bowed notes on a cello. I'm not sure if maybe Kim Thayil is working the volume knob, or if this ...
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Grounding issue with multiple guitars and multiple amps in multiple rooms

Three amps (Mustang GTX-100, Mustang GTX-50, and an Acoustic). All brand new. Three electric guitars. Fender Deluxe Nashville Tele, noiseless pickups, 5-way switch, brand new. Fender Mustang Special &...
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influence of the bridge on how much a guitar "chugs"

Long story short, I am wondering about the influence that the bridge (considering always the same type - a Floyd Rose-like bridge) has on how much the guitar chugs. To expand a bit more. I have ...
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Connecting guitar to PC through active bypass/buffer using guitar combo

I recently learned that using guitar with PC is much better if you have an active bypass or buffer in the chain. I dont have any device for that purpose but I do have a guitar combo (laney lg20r) ...
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How risky is it to have a maple fretboard refretted?

I was thinking of having my guitar (with a maple fretboard) refretted, but I've been looking at images of different fret wire online, and I noticed that they have some sort of teeth to keep them in ...
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How can I improve the tone of my Fender Strat on high frets?

I have a midrange setup that I'm quite comfortable with. I have an American Strat that I bought ca. 2008 (I think it's a Standard but I have no way to know), and a Marshall Origin 20 Combo. I use ...
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What type(s) of equipment is needed for real-time distortion / tone modulation on an electric guitar?

My goal is to play Seven Nation Army (Glitch Mob Remix) on my electric guitar. I am pretty much a beginner. I don't even have an amplifier for my guitar yet (just practicing acoustic). But the good ...
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Painted Epiphone V tailpiece

I recently bought a 2nd hand Epiphone V. The tailpiece was rusted and badly damaged. I tried finding a replacement part, but couldn't find in locally (South Africa). Even after importing one from ...
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PRS SE245 with Thomastik Jazz Swing strings

I have a PRS SE 245 electric guitar and to be able to get more jazz sound I want to restring my guitar with Thomastik Jazz Swing JS112. Since this guitar is not a hollow body and its neck is shorter ...
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Effect for "rounding off" guitar pick attack

I'm trying to find ways to shape the transients on my guitar tone so the pick attack is muffled, smooth and rounded (on a synth you can do this with ADSR controls). An example of the kind of effect I'...
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What is the guitar effect being used in Fine Young Cannibals' She Drives Me Crazy?

There is a power chord refrain used throughout this song. Here is the video, queued up to just before where you hear the power chords the first time. I've often ...
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Why Tune Down to Pitch on Guitar with Locking Tuners?

Reading through Fender’s online instructions for property setting up a Stratocaster I found the following: Remember—with most tuning keys, it's preferable to tune up to pitch. However, with locking ...
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Why guitar amplifier manuals require turning on with master volume down

In various manuals (regardles tube or solid state) I read that I should turn amplifier on with volume down. What's reason behind this? Is it protecting my hearing or amplifier itself?
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Which string gauge for electric guitar DADGAD tuning [closed]

There's another question on here regarding the string sizes for an acoustic guitar, but no questions regarding an electric guitar. Any ideas? I'd also prefer if people stated the exact size of every ...
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Shortest possible 1/4" male to 1/4" female adapter or cable

My Line6 G10 juts into my stomach due to the angle of my guitar's output jack, making it very uncomfortable to play. I can turn it the other direction, but... ...the molding of the guitar there keeps ...
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Making an acoustic guitar sound like an electric guitar or vice versa

I'd like to get electric and acoustic sounds from one guitar. The Fender Acoustasonic is too expensive...$2k. Does one get better results turning an acoustic into an electric or vice versa? Do the ...
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Do I handicap my guitar learning by deemphasizing learning to use a pick?

Been playing guitar for a few months now and for the last month I've started trying to use a pick since most people (including the best guitarists) do and while it's useful for alternate picking, pick ...
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Play Like Wes & Protect Thumb

Trying to play guitar and plectrum banjo using Wes Montgomery thumb technique. This technique uses the fleshy outer edge of the thumb to contact the string, not the fingernail. Also it does not use a ...
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Use of 3rd or 4th finger for bends

My son has two guitar teachers that disagree on something. I'd like to know your opinion to help my son make a decision which way to go. On rock songs on the electric guitar, when your hand is in a ...
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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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