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 guitar tone is this?

What kind of guitar pedals or processors do I need to get this kinda tone?
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Which type(s) of pedals should a beginner get?

I have been teaching myself guitar for about 6 months now. I can play simple riffs and parts of solos, working on scales and chords. I can play Smells Like Teen Spirit's riff and solo and Sweet Child ...
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Glossary of Guitar Effects

There are numerous effects options available to the guitarist, especially the electric guitarist. This question is intended to gather and cultivate a set of answers to questions in the form of: ...
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Need help figuring out a specific guitar tone in BiasFX

Recently got back to guitar now that I have Bias FX and can play without bothering anyone in the house. However, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to create the tones that I want. Examples of ...
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How can I play a solo when there is no chord progression?

Ok I'll explain the situation. I have to play a guitar solo during one section of a song. The problem is that during that section the other guitar only plays the D5 chord in an irregular pattern with ...
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Neck is bowed and truss rod cannot be tightened further

I recently noticed a bow in my guitar and that it has been much harder to play than it should be. I tightened the truss rod to bring the string height back down and unfortunately, the string height is ...
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remove recording delay in ableton live

I am using ableton live 10 (trial) with a scarlett focusrite solo to record simple loops with my guitar. The recording delay is a huge hassle everytime I want do add a track. Currently my workflow is ...
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What was the golden age of Les Paul Juniors?

I have a life-long ambition to start collecting Les Paul Juniors, especially one from each year, preferably one in cherry red. I'm just wondering what era of Juniors were considered the best, did they ...
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What are some good resources for learning about tone/pedals?

I've gotten to the point with guitar that I feel like I can play most things I want to with a bit of practice. But that's just the notes. I want to be able to actually shape the way my guitar sounds ...
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String Bending in guitar

Is it necessary to have your fingers curled up the neck of the guitar while bending? Problem is I play lead with my thumb behind the neck most likely at the middle and that is the way I have started ...
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How to get waveform data from guitar?

I am interested in training a generative model on my guitar's waveform, but not sure how to record a waveform dataset from it. I have transducer pick-ups on my acoustic (which would be ideal to use) ...
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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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Choosing my first electric guitar

I am going to purchase my first electric guitar, specifically a Squier Bullet Strat. I have been playing my acoustic for two years. Nothing professional, just learning basic songs, although I want to ...
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Electric guitar for soft sound?

What electric guitar could make this kind of sounds ? Will "Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s - Vintage Blonde" be ok for me ? I'm a noob and don't know nothing ...
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What is the characteristic reverb effect on Fender amps?

I hope I have this right but I'm fairly sure the classic Fender amps have some special reverb sound which is more 'aggressive' than a typical reverb. I've got a feeling it's called 'snap' or 'spring' ...
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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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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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Floyd Rose in Standard Tuning with .011 gauge strings

I have always played with medium to heavy gauge strings in standard tuning. I got used to that feel while in school for Jazz Studies and have stuck with it ever since. I'm interested in learning ...
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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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A technique for simulating an octave below the 5th of the power chord

In this video: John Petrucci says: "He's playing a 7 string song on a 6 string guitar.. that song utilizes the lower 7th string, but there's a trick on the guitar ...
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Standard Jazzmaster HH bridge/saddle height adjustment

The Fender Standard Jazzmaster HH is a modern hybrid, with a few differences compared to the classic design: the tailpiece has been moved closer to the bridge, and the saddles are a sort of Jazzmaster/...
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Amp setting to have a longer lasting bend sound or sound ringing at all?

I have a Boss Katana 50 amp and am fairly new to equipment setup for e-guitars. As I am learning "Maggot Head" from Funkadelic I have a lot of slow bends that do not have a lot of density on my ...
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Bottom Strap Holder Broke, Can I Fix it?

So I was playing my Epiphone Les Paul Standard 100 and the bottom strap holder broke off. Not the strap, but the thing built into the guitar that holds the strap. I tried screwing it back in, but ...
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List of famous heavy metal guitarists who play Stratocasters [closed]

Inspired by @Ian's comment on this answer, I too would like to see a list of famous metal guitarists who routinely play or have played (live or recording) a Fender Stratocaster. As both a fan of the ...
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Correct wiring for 3 Humbuckers

I have tried to create a guitar wiring diagram for 3 humbuckers that should result in the following posisitons using a 6 way, 4 pole rotary switch: Neck Middle/Neck parallel Middle Middle/Bridge ...
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Standard and Drop C tunings difference

Is there a difference in sound between standard tuning and Drop C if I play the same notes on both? For example, C and D on 8 and 10 frets in standard tuning on the first string and the same notes on ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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-...