Questions tagged [electric-guitar]

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One amp volume, multiple guitars

When performing, I play several guitars. Volume and response of effects pedals varies from guitar to guitar. Simply adjusting volume changes my sound...any suggestions on how to keep my sound more ...
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Minimalist electric guitar setup

I have an electric guitar. My combo amp (really basic one) broke down yesterday. I'm looking for an alternative but, this time, i would live to find a small device on which I can plug both my guitar ...
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Electric guitar doesn't keep tuning on the first frets. Anything I can do about it?

I can tune the open strings properly to any note I want and they keep the tuning for days, but as I press my fingers on the first 2 frets the tuner shows the notes slighly flat, as I go up the scale ...
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What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?

There are effects and gadgets that can create a long sustained note, but what about the guitar itself? I have a squier standard strat which I can't help but feel could be letting notes ring longer, ...
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Where online should I order a Fender Stratocaster neck? [on hold]

I own a Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster in black with a maple neck (see the first image). I'm hoping to modify it to look like Hendrix's famous Monterey Pop guitar (see the second image), ...
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How to set up an amp for a metal sound?

I have a squire sp 10 for a beginner amp, and I was wondering if it was possible to set it up to have a metal sound? Or do I need a completely different amp?
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Guitar External sound card with multiple audio devices

I want to use my PC as an amp simulator. Im currently using guitar rig 5 with asio4all plugging my guitar trough line in. It works fine but i want to listen to youtube simultaneously but it doesnt ...
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How can I learn to solo on guitar?

I have always been fascinated with guitar solos and am committed to learning. However, I can't really afford a tutor and want to dig in all by myself. I have been practicing for the last 2 months now ...
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What mistakes have you made while restringing and setting up a Floyd Rose guitar?

I have a Schecter Demon 6 with a floating Floyd Rose and this is my first time restringing it. I want to ask you guys for any headups, recommendations, mistakes you did while doing this?
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The next step after learning scale modes on (electric) guitar

I am trying to learn playing guitar (electric in my case) and I got to the point where I can play minor pentatonic, blues scale, ionian (C Major), dorian and aeolian. Those are the usual ones I try to ...
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Should I pay to setup a cheap guitar or buy a new one

I have a Fender guitar that I purchased from Costco years ago. I think the whole package including a stand, tuner, gig bag, strap etc was $200. I did not use it all these years and started learning ...
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Which guitar amp input to use with a preamp/effects processor?

I know this question has partly been answerd here but my question is : If i use a preamp/effect processor like Digitech GSP1101, what input on an guitar amp should i use, High gain or low gain?
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What are the benefits of guitars with fanned frets?

I've seen fanned frets on some extended-ranged classical and electric guitars. What are the benefits of guitars with fanned frets? Are there any drawbacks?
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Why would a hard-tail guitar need a locking nut?

Watching this video I'm left wondering why exactly a hardtail guitar would need a locking nut? This is something I would typically associate with a floating bridge? Does really low tuning give a ...
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How to Calibrate / Setup an Electric Guitar?

Even with new strings, my guitar makes some sort of buzzing noise on higher strings. I was told it needs to be set up. What are the steps or where can I find a good guide to do this?
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Online way to learn electric guitar [closed]

i been owning electric guitar for near 6 years now i never had any proper teacher and i had to go for mandatory military service for 21 month in my country which made me stay way from practicing it, ...
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How to bend and release without flicking the other strings?

I'm trying to bend up then back down on the G string (so it plays both notes, I'm not muting the bend back down to G) but I always catch my fingernail on the D string. So when I let the bend back ...
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How do other magnets affect pickups?

What would happen if you take a magnet to a pickups sound through an amp? Would it kill the pickup or have any affect at all?
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First guitar effects pedal [closed]

I'm planning to buy my first guitar effects pedal for an upcoming gig as I'll be soloing and need variations in tone and volume mid-song. I hope to buy a second-hand pedal on eBay (or elsewhere, if ...
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How can I fix rattling tremolo?

Why can a tremolo make a rattling sound? I changed the strings to thicker ones. I thought that the problem was a raised tremolo (but it didn’t visually look like it), tried to tighten the screws on it ...
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Guitar produces hum due to poor soldering

Is it possible that a guitar could produce a low hum after replacing a pickup? I own a guitar that I (poorly) replaced a pickup on when I first started playing, and I was wondering if there was some ...
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Low-fret string buzz

So Ive had an EVH Striped Series guitar for about an year now and I'm now starting to learn about truss rods and intonation and I've noticed some things recently. First, the low frets seem to buzz ...
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Adjusting the bridge of a Floyd Rose

Being novice to Floyd Rose guitars, I've been panicking after tuning my guitar for the very first time. After rummaging through a few YouTube videos , I've been able to keep my guitar in tune which ...
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Hearing through distortion

Are there any tricks to figuring out the (exact) chords of a song that has really strong distortion or other effects? I can vaguely hear what chords there are but can’t figure out the exact variant.
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Beginner Metal gear

I am a total guitar beginner trying to learn metal riffs and songs like Slipknot. I have a Squier Strat starter pack that has an SSS pickup config. Will it sound more metal if I get a different ...
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My bridge is out of place

My bridge keeps tilting and causing buzz. Is there some way to fix this?
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Night practice - Electric Bass or Guitar - Which one is quieter

Background I have been a harmonica player for about 2 years now, and used to play the guitar. But since having children I have only free time at night. That's why at first I decided to retake guitar ...
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How to “age” guitar strings?

Well I know this question sounds stupid, or at least extremely unusual. All the advertisements related to guitar strings talk about how to slow down guitar string aging and hoe hot to prevent the loss ...
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How does guitar tone control work?

I'm investigating how tone potentiometer works on my guitar. It's 500k tone pot with 22nF capacitor and passive humbucker pickups. As described in this answer, I expected tone control to act as low-...
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Can you play two guitars through the same amp?

I'm starting teaching guitar more seriously now and was wondering if there was some sort of setup you could do where you can play two guitars through the same amp. I want to play along with my ...
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No volume and unconnected wires

I have a LTD ESP Snakebyte and the bridge volume knob is overturning and I think it took one of the wires out when I turned it too much. I checked the wires that go to the input and both of them are ...
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Strange buzzing/feedback on distortion

Recently I bought a second hand LTD EC-1000ET (evertune) which was and is in mint condition, though I've just noticed this strange issue when using distortion. I have included a link which illustrates ...
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Best practices for setting Stratocaster pickup height?

I recently bought my first stratocaster and after messing around with the heights of the pickups I've been having problems getting all three pickups to have the same volume. I'm having trouble ...
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Can I use the 6 channel 5.1 usb external soundcard with guitar rig 5 software?

I have been looking for a way to use effect pedals as I am paraplegic. I do not have enough money to buy a Line-6 60 Watts amp, and I came across the Guitar Rig 5 software after reading. However, I ...
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Why does the high e string on my electric guitar make a click when ever I play an upstrum [duplicate]

The high e string makes a click sound whenever I upstrum or pick it on my stratocaster, is this normal or am I doing something wrong the click goes away when i use both the middle and bridge pick up ...
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Electric guitar troubleshooting

Went to look at a guitar yesterday and I'm trying to diagnose some of the problems it had before I potentially buy it. It's an LTD Alexi laiho 200 so single volume control and a single EMG 81 in the ...
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Why is Stratocaster Low E-String Intonation at Limit?

I recently got an American Standard Stratocaster and I've been working on setting it up. I have tightened the intonation adjustment screw for the low E string to its limit and now the tension spring ...
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Preamp Valve gone in 'hissing' amp?

Roughly 3 years ago, I purchased a VHT Special 6 Ultra (Combo) Valve Amp. It has recently been 'hissing' (not sure if this is the correct description), and this noise increases with higher wattage and ...
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I want to learn to play an electric guitar, how do I start?

I'm 15, and recently I've watched a few electric guitar performances on YouTube. It got me really interested in electric guitars. Now, I've never played a guitar before, neither electric nor acoustic, ...
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Do cabinets and speaker enclosures add the additional harmonic contents?

When people say guitar cabinets or monitor speakers have the influences on the tones or sounds they are producing. Q: Do they mean cabinets and speaker enclosures add the new additional harmonic ...
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Guitar Amp Producing White Noise when Cable is Plugged in?

I just bought a guitar amp (Blackstar ID Core 40W) and I'm trying to figure out if I should be concerned about some white noise being emitted while a cable is plugged in. When the amp is on and no ...
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What's the difference between a junior guitar and a normal guitar?

I was planning to buy an electric guitar and amazon.com is offering Epiphone Les Paul Junior Guitars at a seemingly reasonable deals. The related question that I have is: what's a junior guitar? What'...
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Would upgrading the pickups on my low end Ibanez make it sound like a high end one?

I have an Ibanez JEM Jr, the cheap version of Steve VAI's signature JEM model (costs around 500$ compared to the 1600$~2700$ regular JEMs run for). There are many differences, among them that it uses ...
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Is a “Starcaster Strat by Fender” a Fender?

Can I legitimately tell people I have a Fender Strat? I bought this used for $100. It's a Starcaster by Fender (not a Fender Starcaster, which would have been awesome!) Look, it doesn't say "Made in ...
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positioning of neck pickup on guitars

Is there a particular reason why neck pickups on guitars are often placed exactly where an open string harmonic is found ? Years ago I suffered from 'lost harmonics' till I realised that the one ...
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Weird “flutter” in guitar amp when a note is ringing out

I recently bought a used guitar (a Sterling JP60) and I just noticed this problem - I am hearing a strange, irritating "flutter" like sound through my amp when a note is ringing out. Particularly ...
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Anyone else have a noise issue with thicker (~9mm) picks?

I watched a video from Rob Scallon on Purple Plectrums, and in his video they looked and sounded great. However, I purchased one of theirs, a 9mm model and I was very confused. I loved the feel of it, ...
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Using AXE-FX II multi-fx without bypassing Mesa Boogie's pre-amp

I recently bought the Fractal Instrument AXE FX II and the Mesa Boogie JP2C amp. Currently I plug my guitar into the AXE FX's front Instrument socket and connect its Output Unbalanced (L) to the ...
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How to make “plastic” sounding distorted guitar sound

I usually don't go for that kind of sound because I usually want my distortion to sound balanced and even (like cutting highs a lot and cutting boxy low end) but I'm interested in how can you achieve ...
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Behringer mic preamp Ultragain 2200 as a DI box

I've bought a Behringer Ultragain 2200 preamp and want to plug the guitar in. I know that usually when I'd plug my guitar to the amp or audio interface the input impendance would be around 1 milion ...