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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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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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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Electric guitar on a mixer

I just got my first electric guitar and am wanting to learn how to play it. now I want to try and let my friends listen in with me via discord. I have a studio microphone that I've connected in an XLR ...
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Can I use a physical loop box with a phone-guitar interface?

I sold my amp several years ago when moving, and I have been missing it more and more. I have never used one of these phone-guitar interfaces, but it seems very attractive to me to get fairly good ...
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Electric guitar neck crack. Worth repairing?

Recently I noticed a crack on the neck of my 20 years old Ibanez RG. I'm not sure how it happened, I never knocked it over and never messed with the truss rod. Days ago I was switching strings for a ...
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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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Guitar making a weird sound

In short I've got an electric guitar that makes a buzzing sound when I'm not touching metal, I know it sounds like the thousandth time this has been asked but bare with me, it doesn't go away ONLY by ...
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Guitar to PCIe line in

Can I plug my guitar cable directly to the line-in on my computers PCIe audio card? If not, why, is it a voltage or impedance mismatch?
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Using an 8 Ohm amplifier output with a 16 Ohm cabinet

My amp's highest output is 8 Ohm and the only cab I have right now is a 2 x 12 wired in series (I think), which is additive making it 16 Ohm (again, I think - Correct me if I'm wrong). The manual for ...
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How much is this guitar worth? [closed]

I'm looking for an estimate of the value of a guitar. It is a Fender Stratocaster, serial number: H037097. This website (https://www.guitarinsite.nl/serienummers-fender_eng.php) gives the following ...
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What is the cause of low sustain or short note duration on 22nd fret on high E string for a 22-fret guitar?

I have a Fender Ultra Stratocaster with SSS configuration. The pickups are branded as Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®. I use Ernie Ball Mighty Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, 8.5-40. ...
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26 inch scale length good enough for Drop tuning guitar?

I've recently been trying to drop tune to Drop G. I've read that a 27 inch scale length would be good but I was wondering if 26 would be okay. Thanks!
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Fixing loose strap button screw in solid-body guitar [duplicate]

I have a strap button screw in my Squier Affinity Strat that I have to re-fasten every week or so, and I'd like to carry out a more permanent repair. There is no visible damage to the screw hole or ...
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Can you play metal on single coil pickups?

People keep telling me you need humbuckers to play metal but I want to play some heavy stuff on my strat. How does high gain work on single coils and what are some of the pitfalls? People keep ...
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Check the authenticity of a Les Paul

At a local pawn shop I found this guitar sold as an Epiphone Les Paul. The strange thing is that in the head stock there's the Gibson logo not the Epiphone one. The price is affordable and I'd like a ...
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What are the optimal string gauges for drop C tuning on electric guitar?

What are the optimal gauges of strings for Drop C tuning (C G C F A D) for electric guitar? Since this involves lowering the pitch of all the strings, heavier string gauges would be helpful; I need to ...
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Magnetic part of pickup sticks out

I got my guitar set up and the luthier did an amazing job. However, I want to know if the magnetic part of one of the pickups sticking out is normal. Beneath the A and D strings, these parts stick out ...
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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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Alternative intervals power chords in just intonation

I was wondering, distorted power chords tend to work really well because in 12 equal temperament the root and fifth are pretty close to just intonation. A detailed explanation can be found in the link ...
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How can I properly use vibrato on the first chord of “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”?

The opening guitar part of John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" features a fair amount of vibrato. I'm trying to master this part, but I'm having difficulty with the first chord (C#...
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alternate picking for single stroke in alternating strings

I am a beginner/ intermediate guitar player and today I started to learn how to play Seek and Destroy from Metallica, as shown in this tablature Parallel to that I have been learning scales (major ...
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How good am I supposed to be at my 3rd year of playing electric guitar? Also, suggestions for songs and exercises to improve faster [closed]

I was just curious how good am I supposed to be after playing 3yrs on the electric guitar. I am self taught and I almost did not play at all on my 2nd year. Most of the time I just do different ...
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How to debug extremely fuzzy / distorted guitar sound from Bias FX 2 via Focusrite 2i2?

I am recording guitar sound in Reaper via a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 (2nd Gen) interface, using the Bias FX 2 plugin. I've tried nearly all of the presets in the plugin and they all give a very fuzzy and ...
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Advice for first electric guitar

I'm looking at buying my first electric guitar and had some questions regarding how I should make my decision. The first thing I'd like to ask about is the pick-up configuration. From my current ...
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What are some of the mechanics of playing guitar with your teeth?

if you were to begin a Jimi Hendrix tribute band and you want to do this... Is there any specific mechanics or techniques you need to master to be able to play like ...
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Is using an amp sim along with a passive speaker a good idea for home practie and small gigs

I am fairly new to using amp simulators for guitars, I was trying to figure out the best setup I could have for practicing at home and for jamming sessions. I will list down my requirements of the ...
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Solution for guitar play with backing track

I'm a guitar player, and I basically want to practice playing my electric guitar and pedal effects along a backing track or an actual song I wanna play along with. This is how I usually do this: ...
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Are good pickups in a bad guitar worth it?

I have this Epiphone Les Paul 100 that I got probably 7-8 years ago now and it's still got its stock pickups. I was thinking maybe it's time to upgrade and wanted to get a new guitar, but I was ...
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Electric guitar bridge lifted too much, intonation problems

I bought a used Fender Mexican strat online many months ago. Its bridge came lifted. I read some threads here (I'm posting them below) that say this can lead to intonation problems, and indeed I've ...
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Reason for ground hum coming from jack port and plug

I was lucky enough to come by a 1976 Ibanez solid body lawsuit-era Les Paul. For its age, it plays and sounds great. I do have one concern. I bought a mid-range guitar cord to go from the guitar to ...
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String Buzz and Dead Notes on Squier Strat

I am new to guitar and bought a new Squier Strat as my first guitar. I changed the strings myself to 008's a couple months in, and I think that may have caused some of the problems that followed ...
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Broken Pickup Compartment in New Electric Guitar

My new Sterling Albert Lee AL40 strat arrived yesterday and I found that the compartment where the bridge pickup sits is broken. The wood in this area is pretty flimsy as well and is cracked as the ...
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How do I fix an open string fret buzz on an electric guitar?

I had my new electric guitar set up at a shop because it was a mess when I got it: action too high, minor fret buzzes and such. After it was returned, it was okay but I heard a rattling near the ...
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Gibson les paul standard (2019) 50's neck guitar's unique intonation problem

I recently bought a new non-weight relief Gibson les Paul standard with 50's neck. The guitar comes with an ABR style tune-o-matic bridge. As soon as I played it I noticed that the low "E" and "A" ...
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Back in black sound

I'm finally learning back in black from tabs after doing it by ear for a long time. I've come to the iconic lick during the intro and its tab is given by this almost everywhere: For the life of me I ...
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Does non-calibrated have a special meaning for guitar strings?

I'm puzzled by the following. It seems to imply that "non-calibrated" strings are a good idea. Steinberger double-ball strings have, as the name suggests, string balls at both ends of the ...
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Weird Fluttering sound

I have a brand new Jackson JS30, and I am already having issues with a weird fluttering sound when I pull of from 15 to 14, 9 to 8, 8 to 7, etc. I can't seem to find anyone else with this problem, yet ...
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How to determine if my Yamaha guitar is an original?

I recently purchased this guitar is original? The model is Yamaha SG510. How can I determine if my newly purchased guitar is original?
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Bass - shifting fingers

Basic question here. Sorry just starting out. Why switching from finger 2 to 1 on the same B note played (A string)? Also why the flat indicator? It wasn’t C# to begin with. It's like fingers ...
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Why does my guitar pedal “pop” when I click it?

I recently added an Xotic Effects EP Booster (true bypass) to my board. Everything works properly (in fact it sounds great!) except that when I turn it on or off, it makes a very noticeable popping ...
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How does one set up a guitar amplifier to produce a rock sound/feel?

I have trouble figuring out my guitar amplifier's equalizer settings, how does one know what the different knobs (bass, treble, mid, overdrive) do to derive a desired rock sound/feel?
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Buzzing sound on first two fret when playing G string on Electric Guitar

I started playing electric guitar for about 1 week now so I'm pretty new to this stuff The problem here is when I play G string on first or second fret there is buzzing sound The rest of frets or ...
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Can you automatically transpose an electric guitar?

Is is possible to automatically shift all notes of an electric guitar? E.g. can you let your guitar sound like a base? This probably involves changing the created frequencies electronically.
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My Guitar's Volume Knob is Stuck on the Pot

My volume knob was loose on my guitar, falling off when I flipped it over, so instead of buying a new knob, I had the genius idea to slip some paper in where the knob slides onto the pot, and now it's ...
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Beginner Confusion Over Guitar Scales

New guitar player here trying to learn music theory and guitar from the ground up. I have somewhat of a two part question. Trying to wrap my head around the first part. So far I have learned the basic ...
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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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Recording an electric guitar and electric bass

I've been searching around this stackexchange subcategory and I haven't reached a solid consensus. What I want to do is in the title. I want to record an electric guitar and an electric bass in ...
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Can I set up my electric guitar with a 11-14-18-38-49-64 string-gauge set up? Could that damage my guitar?

So I bought D'Addario NYXL 11-64 strings for the 7 string electric guitar. The Gauges go as follows: 11-14-18-28-38-49-64 I have a 6-string electric guitar and I was looking for strings that would ...
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Should string saddles touch each other?

I was investigating a buzzing sound in my Squier Stratocaster that had started a couple of days ago, and finally narrowed it down to the (hard-tail) bridge. None of the height-adjustment screws was ...

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