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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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Major scale of one note is the Minor scale of another note?

I am learning guitar at the moment and I learned the major scale. Then I checked the minor scale and the positions are the same! Not only that, the C major scale is the same as the A minor scale. So ...
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How should I go about buying a guitar?

I've been learning how to play the acoustic guitar for around a year and want to try an electric guitar. I don't seem to be able to decide upon a guitar as there are so many options.
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Is it possible to get a lace sensor tone without the lace sensor pickups on a Fender standard strat?

Just out of curiosity. Without time to experiment it, I wonder if it is possible to make a Fender standard stratocaster sound like a strat with lace sensor pickups on it?
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What do “Uber” and “Plexi” mean in an electric guitar part?

I'm just looking through the School of Rock electric guitar parts. What do the markings UBER and PLEXI mean? I'm guessing they are amp settings, meant to sound like specific amps...
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Low end gone from electric guitar

I recently noticed that all the low end has dissapeared from my electric guitar. I have a Fender Blues Junior III and a strat. I have tried playing a keyboard and another guitar through the amp, and ...
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Same pickups, Different guitar

I'd like to get a Gibson Les Paul and use it for a heavy sound. The price tag however is a little too high for me. It got me thinking though, what if I just bought a less expensive guitar with the ...
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Is my amplifier badly grounded?

Today I noticed that if I touch both the guitar strings (while connected to the amplifier) and the metallic radiator in my room, I can feel a current flowing (nothing too strong). Does this mean the ...
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Use picking instead of hammer-ons and pull-offs

In my learning, I'm nearing that point when the notes just seem too fast to be picked individually. Most tabs I come across contain hammer-ons and pull-offs for fast notes. However, I'm finding that ...
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low gain pre-amp does not cause distortion. But hi-gain pre-amp does. Is this a guitar wiring issue?

I have a yamaha THR5 which models a low-gain preamp('CRUNCH') and a hi-gain preamp('BRIT-HI'). For some reason Brit-Hi works just fine, but Crunch doesn't sound any different from clean(except louder)...
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Can a Big Muff Pi With Tone Wicker maintain middle tones and be the only fuzz/distortion pedal on a board?

Background I've recently started a band, we are a drummer, a bassist, and me on electric guitar. I am new to using electric guitar and effects pedals, previously I've mainly used acoustic by myself. ...
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Guitar Bridge saddles out of sync?

I recently had a bit of trouble with a stuck string, so I unscrewed my electric guitars bridge to get rid of the string, but when i screwed it back in, it looked a bit off. It might just be me, but ...
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Dead notes mixed in with other notes or Chords

I'm having trouble understanding a tab I'm trying to learn. E |---------------------------------------------------------| B |---------------------------------------------------------| G |--11----11---...
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Playing an octave lower on the same key

we are doing a song that's originally on the key of F. Our singer would like to sing it on the key of G#. There's an electric guitar solo at the end of the song that I have to play. But after raising ...
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How to replicate the lead guitars used in synthwave songs?

As part of my musical composition self-learning effort, I am trying now to compose some synthwave songs, which are, musically speaking, simple. The problem is that I have no knowledge whatsoever ...
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Are single coil pickups better at catching picking dynamics?

I've seen mention of dynamics on the Internet generally associated with single coil pickups, and it seems that people assume that those have more dynamics. However, there is an interesting forum ...
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How should I practice?

OK so I spent years learning all my favorite guitar songs, (rock, blues, some jazz) in the hope that I'd one magical day reach a skill level acceptable enough for me to begin creating and writing my ...
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Valve/Tube Amplifiers vs. Virtual/Profiling Amplifiers

Many of us have seen it, so many people these days seem to be making the switch from valve amplifiers to virtual amplifiers (profiling amplifiers such as Kemper or Axe FX) and it makes me wonder what ...
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Give me some advice for my live guitar setup please

I've been playing on stage for about an year. My setup:- Fender Stratocaster(HSS),Fender Champion 100 watt solid state amp and a bunch of pedals, a Boss GT-1 multi-FX unit. I want advice on how to use ...
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High E string first 2 frets produce buzz on electric guitar

The first two frets produce a buzzing noise on the high E string. The open high E sounds fine. Also, the second fret sounds similar to the third fret. Where is the problem?
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Replacement tremolo arm for 2004 Japanese Fender Strat

I have bought a 2004 MIJ Strat that is missing the arm for the vibrato system. It seems there are a number of replacement options (fender, gotoh, etc), but they are different sizes. Which should I buy ...
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Can a dotted eighth note delay be applied onto a piano piece?

In the past few months, I have become keen on taking up the guitar along with the piano which I've been playing for 3 years. There has been an interesting tune that I have longed to play from two ...
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How can I improve my picking speed and accuracy

I've been playing acoustic guitar for almost 4 years and I just started electric. The way I see it there is a lot more picking involved in electric which I'm not so good at. Are there any exercises I ...
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Is there an efficient approach to setting distorted guitar EQ when mixing?

Recently I've been running into brick walls with mixing distorted rhythm guitars. It seems that whatever I do the tone is either indistinct/muddy, fizzy, wimpy or over-processed. Approaches tried (...
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Guitar Rig with Ltd EC-1000 sound like with $180 guitar

I'm playing on Guitar Rig 5. Until now, i used to play on a $180 Cort X1. Now i bought the LTD EC-1000. My problems is that I can't hear any improvement in sound. It sounds literally the same with ...
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Should I buy an amp or a monitor (PA system)

First of all, I am not very expert in this section. I mostly play acoustic guitar as a hobby. I am not a professional musician sometimes play in front of small audience. I have an electric guitar and ...
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How to solo over chord changes on guitar?

To give some context, I am able to easily solo over a backing track based on the key of the track - all over the guitar's fretboard using most of the advanced guitar techniques and scale runs. My ...
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Pickup switching modelling tools?

I like to experiment with the wiring of my guitar. Usually this involves: Designing on paper. Soldering it all together. Redesigning when I discover a flaw. Heating up the soldering iron again. I'm ...
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Delay pedal keeps setting very short delay

I've a TC Electronics delay pedal. You can set the delay by holding the foot switch then plucking the string in time rather than tapping. Often though it just sets a super short delay erroneously. ...
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How do you play slap + specific strings at the same time?

Here's an example the tab e|-----0-----0-- B|--0--0--0--0-- G|--0--0-----0-- D|-------------- E|--x--3--x--3-- Thank you in advance
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What are the core wire and wrap wire guages for a set of .11-.52 electric guitar strings?

I'm looking into hand wrapping guitar strings and I am having trouble finding information regarding the gauges of the core wires and wrap wires. I'm a DIYer and I don't like buying strings when I know ...
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How do you connect multiple guitars to a single output? [duplicate]

I'm planning to start teaching Electric guitar. I want to be able to connect at least 4 Guitars into a speaker or amp. How can I do it ? Thanks.
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Matching of the impedance for the effect pedals

I have a Vox AC4 amplifier which lack of FX loop. Hence, it is possible to add the effects only in front of the amplifier. The chain would be: Guitar --> looper --> Reverb --> Amp Because the looper ...
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Reducing string warble by increasing scale length. Possible?

I have an Ibanez GRX55B electric guitar. Its a low range guitar and doesn't have fancy stuff like a Floyd bridge, etc. For quite some time I've been noticing a lot of string warble on the G string. It ...
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Headphones for electric guitar [closed]

I'm looking for headphones I can plug directly into my guitar. I found a pair at target a while back but I couldn't find it again. I don't want a mini amp. Anyone know of such a device?
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Zoom patches exchange

Is it possible to use Zoom G3 (or any other from zoom family) patches on Zoom G3XN?
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Natural-finish electric guitar maintenance

I would like to buy an electric guitar with a natural finish(chapman rs1-6). The problem is that the guitar have a natural finish and I don't know how to clean/mantain this guitar. Are oil needed or I ...
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How can I connect a 3.5mm audio out to a guitar amp?

I want to connect this pocket synth to my fender guitar amp so that I can play the synth and have the sound come out of the amp, and use the amp's distortion and settings. Is it as simple as plugging ...
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Zoom Multieffect

Is it possible to edit patches of Zoom G3XN on PC? It would be more convinient than editing them on pedal.
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B string buzzing during A chord

I'm relatively new to guitar and have been learning on an electric (SG). I often practice acoustically (without an amp), and I'm having some trouble with the open A major chord. My position for the A ...
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Electric Guitar Noise [duplicate]

I have an electric guitar (Yamaha Pacifica 112V) and I am using it with a Steinberg UR-22 on a Macbook Pro. When I plug in the guitar to the UR22 I can hear noise coming through the input, even if I ...
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Why Does the Volume Change When Using Split Coil

I have a couple of guitars that have split coil capabilities and when I use the split coil feature, I notice that the volume seems to go down drastically. I'm not entirely sure if it's actually the ...
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Is it safe to plug guitar processor output directly into laptops's 3.5 mm slot?

I sometimes record my guitar using Audacity, I use a 3.5 mm converter and connect my guitar cable directly into my laptop. But I was wondering if I can do the same with my vox stomplab IIG processor ...
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electric guitar gear: amp or interface? [closed]

For practicing at home, should I buy an audio interface (focusrite 2i2) with a headphone or should I buy a cheap amplifier like the roland micro cube gx? Can the 2i2 model handle the electric guitar ...
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What mode to use over this progression?

I am currently starting to understand the theory behind music and I'm trying to figure out the best approach to playing modes over chord progressions. I have to play a song where the bridge ...
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Should I use real pedal for making the best sound or using virtual amplifier is enough?

I am currently deciding whether I should buy a real pedal for overdrive/distortion or just stay with virtual pedals in my Guitar Rig 5. What are the pros and cons of using one or the other?
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The Sound of Music: Do Re Mi on Guitar

When I first learned the major scale on the guitar with standard tuning, I was reminded of Do Re Mi from the Sound of Music and that song is apparently in the key of C when I look for sheet music. ...
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Why is a zero fret so uncommon on guitars in spite of all the advantages?

Given the many advantages of using a zero fret on a guitar (as cited in this excellent answer Advantages of a zero fret) and given that with a zero fret it is easier to play chords that call for ...
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Electric Guitar Shielding

Is shielding in an electric guitar necessary if you only have humbucking pickups in it? Also, would this be still useful if the guitar is chambered and the electric cavity is open to the inside of ...
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Problem with guitar locking nut's clamping block

I bought recently Jackson guitar and decided to change strings. I cannot screw back in place a clamping block for 6th and 5th string on my locking nut. When I unscrewed the clampig block it took some ...
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Wire up a new pickguard for a Fender American elite strat

I'd like to assemble something like this for myself: http://www.twilightguitars.com/product-p/fat-50s-loaded-pickguard.htm What components do I need to buy? Also, will this be suitable for a ...