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 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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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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