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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Can anyone help me identify this sound my guitar is making?

My guitar has this weird reverberating sound after I strum a chord? Is this normal?
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Unusual tremolo on guitar with overdrive

was looking for some help on a somewhat weird issue im having. I just installed new pots, caps, and humbuckers in a guitar. When you crank the overdrive, it has an extremely aggressive tremolo that ...
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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

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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Daisy Chain not working. Individual cable working [closed]

I am having an issue with powering my cables through a Daisy Chain connection. There seems to be no power being passed to the pedals, it was working fine and then suddenly stopped working. I have ...
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Will running a guitar through a bass amp and then through a guitar amp hurt either amplifiers? [closed]

I play guitar and recently bought a bass and bass amp. I will sometimes run my electric guitar through the bass amp and into my guitar amp like an extension speaker. I was wondering if this could ...
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approach for arranging songs with two electric guitars

What are some things I should consider when arranging guitar parts in songs with two guitars? Until now I have just followed my instinct, but it would be nice to have some theory to inform my ...
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What are voicings in jazz and how are they different from chord inversions?

I've began studying jazz and I came across to something called "voicings","drop 2 voicings", etc. To me, voicings seem like chord inversions but from what I've found online it seems to be something ...
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Output jack came loose on electric guitar, how to reattach/refasten?

I apologize if this is a dumb question, but I do not know a lot about guitar maintenance. I have a 7-string electric guitar (Jackson JS22-7). Ever since I bought it I noticed when plugging it in that ...
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How to play like Nirvana

As you may have understood by my username I'm a fan of Nirvana, I've been trying to sound like Nirvana with my amp but still haven't got the sound I want with the settings that I've tried... Any ideas ...
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What pentatonic for rock music? [closed]

I know how to play a blues pentatonic but i'd like to try a pentatonic more with a rock sound. What are the best pentatonics?
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Adviced learning path: from electric guitar tab player to real electric guitar and music knowledge

I’m decided to take up playing (learning) electric guitar. I have basic knowledge of sol-fa (I can read music), but not that much of advanced sol-fa (scales...) I’ve played for years using tabs ...
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Jazz Strings for

I recently purchased a 198o's Ibanez Artstar AC100 but the strings on it are for slide, not jazz. I'd like to put flatwounds, but there is a huge range of them, and I have no experience with them. ...
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Should I be concerned about wires showing at the side of one of my pickups?

My new guitar arrived today. It's a Squier Classic Vibe 70s HSS. I noticed some wires are showing at the side of one of the pickups. Is this something I should be concerned about? Not sure I want to ...
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Play 2 guitars through a single PA speaker

Before I get into the question, here is the equipment I currently have: 1 JBL JRX 212 PA speaker 1 Palmer Macht 402 power amp 2 Line 6 POD preamps (1 HD500X, 1 XT PRO) I would like to run both my ...
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Strange reverb sound through amp when playing all string (usually open chord)

I got a new epiphone es 339 yesterday and I have noticed there is a strange almost reverb sound when I play all the strings. For example if i play a slow strumming pattern with a open g the sound ...
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What is a 7 String Baritone?

I've heard the terms 7 string and baritone often.. and know what they mean. But I've also heard the term "7 string baritone" or "baritone 7 string" tossed around a lot. Now that the new guitar I'm ...
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How can you get an extra distorted sound on an electric guitar?

I’m new to electric guitars and I’m not sure if you would call it distorted or something else but I’m trying to get it sound like this: I’ve tried raising the grain ...
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Pixkup not working on one string on one pickup

Here's a puzzler. On my American Standard Strat the G string is not picked up on the middle pickup but is picked up on the bridge and neck pickups. When I play the G string on the middle pickup it's ...
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Truss Rod Can't Get Any Looser

I'm trying to adjust the neck tension on an Ibanez electric guitar for some regular light gauge strings, but I've maxed out loosening the truss rod and the neck still doesn't provide enough relief and ...
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What's the best guitar pickups to start with?

I'm thinking about start playing electric guitar by my own. First I would, obviously buy the guitar, but, what kind of guitar pickups is the most useful for playing all kind of music? I read about ...
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Why are my string saddles getting stuck?

I've been having trouble getting my strings properly intonated, and it seems like it's because the saddles are getting stuck. What it looks like is that they're pressed against each other so tightly ...
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What is Acle (Tesseract) doing when sticking out his thumb?

See for example this video. The song is Singularity, the time between 4:50 and 5:20. The musician appears to be using the slapping technique, but I am not sure. It also sounds unusually. I am ...
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Guitar going out of tune when head stock is pressed

So I was readjusting my guitar today and when I went to tune the strings, I noticed that simply resting my hand on the head stock caused the strings to go roughly 1/4 step sharper. Is this normal and ...
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Taylor 510e Acoustic/Electric guitar won't stay in tune

I picked this guitar out because it wasn't a low end or cheap guitar. I wanted something with a little quality and the Martin's were just a bit out of my price range. I put brand new strings on it ...
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What happens if I use a classical guitar capo on an acoustic or electric guitar, or an acoustic and electric guitar capo on a classical guitar?

I've noticed that the capos for electric/acoustic guitars and classical guitars are different. For example, classical guitar capos are flat, while electric/acoustic guitar capos are curved. Is there ...
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Sound issues following restringing electric guitar

A couple of questions regarding changing strings / getting rid of fret buzz. I changed my strings a few days ago for the first time after getting my guitar earlier this year. I swapped from 9s to 10s ...
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Guitar buzzing in G note

I've recently changed the strings in my guitar, and it has started to buzz. But only in some G notes: 3rd fret in first string, 8th in second string, 12th in third and 17th in fourth. Any reason why ...
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Sticker between neck and body on electric guitar

I have a Fender Highway One American strat, and after removing the neck (bolt-on), I found that there are two stickers one the base of the neck where it makes contact with the body. Will this impact ...
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What is the finger position of this tab?

I don't know how to mute the first string using my left hand. I looked at a video on youtube. It looks like the guy doesn't use fret 11 at all. Why? Sorry I don't know too much music theory. Here's ...
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Jimmy Page's 1979 Knebworth tone. Joyo British sound pedal

I have a Joyo British Sound amp sim pedal. It has controls for level, voice, drive, and eq settings (treble, bass, mids). I've playing around with it to see what it can do, and I've been trying to ...
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Guitar Multi effects Pedal connected to amp disables amp distortion

I am a guitar player and I recently got a Zoom g3xn multi fx pedal as well as an Orange Micro Dark amp. I have been using the pedal’s amp and effects models connected to the Fx return of the amp and ...
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What guitar tone is this? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?