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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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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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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Weak High E (1st String) on Electric Guitar, any remedy?

I have a Samick Electric Guitar that's relatively an inexpensive copy of Strat. It plays all right and suits me as a beginner. However I specifically notice that the High E (1st string) sounds weak ...
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How to organize sound library of a multi effect pedal?

I'm planning to buy a BOSS ME-25 multi-effect processor. I'm wondering how to organize different kind of tones in the library. For an example, let's take Decode by Paramore. This song has a clean ...
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How can I combine my guitar playing, compositions in Sibelius and an music maker software together

To begin I feel I have to mention that, while I did get information regarding recording and composition, I feel as if they did not answer my case entirely. So here goes: I have been playing classical ...
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Unwanted noise from Guitar Amp (Epiphone standard ii & vox ii modeling amp)

I have a Epiphone les paul Standard ii (slash edition) guitar and Vox ii modeling guitar amplifier. When i connect it to power supply (position of various knobs: -volume knob-50%(in the mid position), ...
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Best way to start playing guitar?

I'm an aspiring musician and have self-taught myself a few rock riffs but was wondering what the best way of actually learning to play is. I've looked around a bit at a few online lessons but none ...
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Cinematic/trailer heavy rhythm guitar sound

This track, is following a very simple pattern yet sounds powerful and not overwhelming (well, considering that this is an aggressive track and guitar is used in half of it). I've been trying to ...
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Guitar pup problems

I was practicing with my Epi Les Paul traditional pro and my strap slipped off. The guitar fell on the floor without any cosmetic damages but after strumming all the strings, it sounded differently, ...
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Can I use a DI Box to practice guitar without an amp? [closed]

I normally play bass, but I dabble with guitar sometimes. I also live in a small apartment, and since I often play late at night and I like my upstairs neighbors, I practice using headphones. I have a ...
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Shaky electric guitar sound

Recently, I started getting very unnerved with a shaky/wobbling sound I get out of my ESP LTD Snakebyte with EMG JH pick-ups. Especially noticeable starting from 7th-8th fret, but an open E5 (D#5) ...
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How to elaborate a good practice routine? [closed]

When mastering a musical instrument, the amount of things to learn can be overwhelming: Ear Training Theory and applications Transcribing Sight Reading Improvisation Technique I understand that such ...
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How can I adjust the volume of my guitar connected to an iOS device?

I can't find a good way to play my guitar along with music on my iOS device. The problem with GarageBand is that I can't adjust the guitar and the music separately, because I want loud guitar and ...
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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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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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How does a H&K guitar amp footswitch work?

I have a 4 channel footswitch for my Hughes & Kettner Attax 300. It worked fine for years, but now it only changes the first 2 or sometimes 3 channels. I wasn't able to find any information on how ...
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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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Multi Effect device with tube [closed]

I have used a VOX Tonelab LE for almost ten years, and it starts to fall apart. Therefore I'm looking for a replacement. In my view, VOX used to stand out among modelling amps by adding a tube, thus ...
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Guitar pickup coil , how far from strings? [duplicate]

Looking for answers to this question , I found hundreds of discussions of the importance of magnet pole height / closeness with regard to the strings ( fairly obviously , close if you want it loud but ...
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Arpeggios on chords. Alternate or economy picking?

As I'm tired from being able to make some arppegios on chords just with fingerstyle, I started praticing it with the pick (take musics GnR's Don't Cry or Civil War for example). I ever did it with ...
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In what order should I put my guitar pedals?

I was wondering in which order I should put my pedals to get the most out of each one. I have an overdrive, a fuzz, a delay and two boost pedals. Assuming they will all get in one single circuit, Is ...
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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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Set Line6 AMPLIFi so that there is minimal ringing or feedback after strumming?

I've been playing for about 18 months, and taking lessons the whole time. In the last 3 months, my Line6 amp has been ringing after playing. I use the Rock Clean setting tone on the amp. It could be ...
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Beginner electric guitar, for specific genre (blues and classic rock) [closed]

Manufacturer of a certain electric guitar states that a guitar with following specification is well suited for a specific genre, i.e. "metal". CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on BODY: Agathis NECK: Maple, Modern "...
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e String vibrating against fret

I bought a second hand Ibanez from a dealer recently with a floating Lo Pro Edge bridge. When I play the open e string it fuzzes a bit, just like a vibration against the first fret. can you help me? ...
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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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Learning path for soloing and improvisation

I'm still not sure what it's called , I thought it may be these two I mentioned in the title. What I want to learn is being able to follow with the lead guitar and do the licks just like in an indie ...
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Problem with semi acoustic guitar sound

How can I get rid of the extra resonating sound coming off the amp ?I have been told that it's sympathetic vibrations.I adding a link for the sample.You can hear this weird sound in the background ....
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Gear - What are some good guitar distortion pedals that remain crisp and clear [closed]

I'm looking for a distortion pedal that will add some boost and grit to my tone without overwhelming it and muddying up my playing. Almost every search I do returns pedals that are either for metal or ...
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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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Combining Boss ME25 with an Amp [closed]

I play normally Heavy Metal, Progressive and Blues. I am pretty satisfied with distortion and lead/solo sounds I got using the Equalizer settings on my Boss ME25 Unit but, as far as clean sounds are ...
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Electric guitar amplifier works with headphones but not without

So the problem is whenever I plug my headphones into the amplifier, I can hear the sound amplified but if I unplugged the headphones, the amplifier does not release any sound. What could be the cause ...
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Why do we not see Stratocasters with Floyd Rose tremolos? [closed]

I guess it is just tradition but why can we not have a stratocaster with a floyd rose or a Ibanez with a Bigsby?
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Using IK Multimedia AXE I/O for vocals? [closed]

I have been researching upgrading audio interface. This one looks good, although I'm not sure whether I can plug a mic into it for vocals. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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Is it possible to find strings in any integer size? [closed]

I am considering stringing my 6-string electric guitar with a series of prime gauges. e.g. 11,13,17,29,37,47 I am looking on Ernie Ball's site and while I might be able to find the 3 thinner strings,...
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Buying an expensive Guitar can't make up my mind [closed]

Any help.... I'm an intermediate player and am looking to buy either a Martin hd35 acoustic or a Gibson es335 electric. I saved up enough Chickens and my choice will probably mean I'll have to wait a ...
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Fender Squire X155 Jazz Guitar [closed]

Any one have opion about this Unusual Fender Squire x155 hollowbody humbuker Jazz arch top.What would be the strings for this arch top. Any one here have one or have had one.Do They Hold sustain well?...
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What's the needed knowledge to play Over The Hills and Far Away - Nightwish version? [closed]

What's the needed knowledge to play Over The Hills and Far Away - Nightwish version? I want, if possible, to jump over all the stuff I don't need, to only concentrate, focus on playing the stuff that ...
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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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Is this a slow wah effect being used in this j-pop piece?

What is the effect used in the time 0:38? A person in the comment section says that, "He's using a direct-in to his computer and adding effects through his computer." Though it does look at that time ...
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Identify this Epiphone les paul model?

I need some help to identify my guitar. It is an older Epiphnone les paul model, but I'm not sure what exact model it is. So if anyone knows it, please help me out.
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How do I set my Ibanez guitar intonation?

I'm trying to intonate an Ibanez GIO GRG120EX to drop A#, but when I get the 12 fret in tune the open string it's out of tune and vice-versa. So far I've moved my pickups so they are not too close to ...
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Is my trade worth it? Good 8 string for custom amp [closed]

I have a good condition Schecter Diamond Series Demon 8-string. They're ~$500 now. Active pickups, really good condition. I was offered a customized VHT Special 6 Ultra with a 12" Jensen speaker from ...
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How might I transition from a sad sounding 4/4 time signature to a more upbeat 12/8? [closed]

i am currently writing a song, and I need to pass between a very sad sounding 4/4 time signature, to a 12/8 time signature, which is a more happy sounding time signature. I am not willing to change ...