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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How do i play this tab? (guitar tab)

How do i play this? i know it's a chord but after the chords i'm not sure how to play it.
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Connecting Laney MINI amp with iPhones (Without headphone jack)

I recently purchased Laney MINI ST Amp which has a interesting feature called LSI interface which allows user to connect their laney guitar amplifer to an IOS app called tonebridge which can allow ...
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How do you reposition a Stratocaster bridge?

I recently got a cheap Squier bullet Strat, I did a few mods and upgraded the parts, then I realized when I was putting in new pickups for it, that the bridge is positioned incorrectly so that the ...
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Should a guitar's neck be parallel to the body or at an incline/decline?

I have a guitar here and noticed the neck inclines ever so slightly off the body: None of my other guitars seem to do this: their necks run parallel with the guitar body. You can see in the image, ...
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Strings go out of tune (flat) when I bend them, then back to normal when I use the vibrato bar [duplicate]

I have an American Standard strat, and I last changed all the strings 3 months ago. As of the last 2 weeks, I've noticed that my G string gets out of tune when I bend it: it goes roughly a quarter ...
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Choosing a (baritone) guitar for stoner rock

I would like to buy a baritone guitar, but I can't figure out a way to choose the 'best' (with a 700e budget approx),also I am not sure if its a good idea to purchase one. If I could try such guitars ...
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How can I keep learning new songs and not forget the previous ones?

I love learning new songs. A fairly easy, energetic rock piece is sometimes everything that I need to keep playing for hours. However, some pieces are harder, some solos require more patience and all ...
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Will changing electric guitar tuning effect the truss rod adjustment?

If I change my electric guitar tuning to Drop C (CGCFAD) from standard tuning (EADGBe), should I adjust the truss rod? Same question for other non-standard tunings.
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Why do I hear radio static when I turn on my 65 Amps Colour Boost pedal?

I have a 65 Amps Colour Boost pedal, and unfortunately it's super noisy to the point of being completely unusable. It sounds like it's picking up a radio signal, so I have loud static coming from my ...
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guitar amp plays back vibrating sound after playing two consecutive notes on lead/od/metal profiles

I'm new to guitars. Here's an audio recording where I'm playing two notes twice. First time I mute in between them and it produces what I would expect it to. Then I play them consecutively and they ...
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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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What is the proper way to fret (R-3-m7-9-5) chords (on the fifth string)?

I'm sorry about the somewhat vague title, but my knowledge of chord notation is somewhat limited. I've always had some issues when it comes to fretting this type of chord. If I leave the fifth out ...
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Fretting out on fretboard?

Whenever I change the strings on my electric guitar, in no more than 2 weeks, this happens: From about the 11th/12th fret onwards, the E and B (and sometimes G) strings sound noticeably lower, in ...
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Direct recording an amp head with my audio interface

I have a question about direct recording my amp head. I have a Micro Dark Terror right now and the manual says : " If the Phones jack is not in use, a suitable speaker cabinet must be connected at all ...
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Resolve buzz when plugging my amp headphone out into audio interface?

I want to record my amp without a mic and hear it at the same time. I have a Yamaha THR10 and a Focusrite Scarlett Solo. When I plug in the headphone out of the amp into the line input of the audio ...
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Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?

Someone I know who has been playing electric guitar for many years says this quite often, as a key difference between playing acoustic and electric guitar. He claims that even playing rhythm, you ...
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Cleaning porous rosewood fretboard

I have a Fender Stratocaster with a rosewood fretboard. The wood is fairly porous, and over time I have had something like dirt, dust, or possibly wax build up in the pores of the wood grain. The ...
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Real Amp vs Amp Simulator

I am a beginner guitar player(9 months). So I bought a very cheap amp, which does not even have any gain controls. Now to get any new tones, I have 3 options. Buy a real amp. Use my previous amp ...
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Questions on Guitar Maintenance & New Gear

I am a beginner guitar player, I started playing 9 months ago. I got a second-hand strat copy (the headstock reads Thunder) as my first instrument. I also bought an ultra cheap ($30) amp which does ...
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Strings keep going out of tune right after tuning up

I changed my guitar strings yesterday and the new ones just don’t hold in tune. After less than a minute they go out of tune and I’ve noticed that my bridge is getting higher and higher as I try to ...
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Does anyone used a zoom g1x four with bias fx?

So I always wanted to cover marooned by pink floyd but it never hit home for me since I don't own a pitch shifter pedal I only use bias fx2 via my audio interface I was keen to buy this cheap zoom ...
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Electric guitar online solo training class suggestions (paid or free)

I am a stackoverflow addict as a software engineer but not sure if it is appropriate to ask this question here. If not, please feel free to advise. I play guitar last 15 years but never become a pro. ...
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What guitar setup to use to record on phone [closed]

I have been playing guitar for a while now and I admit that I have been neglecting learning about the hardware. But now I would like to start recording what I play and preferably what I sing as well. ...
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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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G-string ring on guitar

I play an American Fender stratocaster. Whenever I play a note on the g string and take my fingers off of it, the open g rings out very loud (when playing through my amp at a loud volume). I can palm ...
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'pick rest' tecnique for improved alternate picking?

I am a beginner (perhaps intermediate) guitar player and a year ago, when I was at the very beginning, I came across a technique called 'pick rest' as demonstrated in this video: The technique ...
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How do I play this tab of No More Sorrow's Live version

I'm trying to play the live version of Linkin Park's No More Sorrow. Tuning is half step down drop D |---------------------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------...
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Beginner's guide to electric guitar

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the lame question. Tried searching both here and on other forums/websites but I couldn't find a sufficient answer... perhaps, it does not exist. So, the ...
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Best position for play Power Chords standing

I usually play standing and the guitar body is somewhere around my belt. For power chords, I use the index finger and pinky, but some chords I play with the ring one. In every tutorial, teachers show ...
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How can I overdrive my tube amp at low volume?

I recently bought a Marshall Origin 20C. Nice tube amp, with a beautiful (clean) sound. It's a single-channel amp, with 3-way EQ, volume and gain pots, brightness pot (called 'tilt') and a 3-lever ...
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Why don't my guitar strings rust?

I've played my guitar for about 4.5 years and I have never cleaned it after playing. Why does it never rust? My guitar and bass strings are rusted after one month. As far as I know, the stainless ...
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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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Using screws for guitar pickup magnets

I am trying to make a single coil guitar pickup. The problem is, I can't find any cylinder-shaped ceramic or alnico magnets in my country. Can I put screws (or another conductive material) where the ...
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Where can I find replacement tips for the 5-way switch on my Squier Stratocaster?

I own a Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster (it's made in Indonesia, if that helps), and I'm having trouble finding replacement tips for the 5-way switch. I ordered a set of "White Switch Knobs ...
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Lead guitar improvisation strategies for young intermediate guitarists

One of my 15 year old students is progressing quite nicely in her ability, including playing live and playing learned guitar parts including lead lines. She reads music and can play many classical and ...
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Guidance on achieving this Guitar tone (Axe-fx Ultra) [closed]

Today I received my Fractal Axe-fx Ultra and would like to achieve the guitar tone in the below video. I'm crazy about this song. I'm using the Axe-fx with a head (Peavy 6505 MH) and 1x12 Orange ...
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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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new strings being too stiff to bend on electric guitar

I recently (10 day) changed my electric guitar's strings (Ibanez rg with zero-edge2 bridge). The stock strings with it was Daddario but i didn't know the string gauge of them so after deciding to ...
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What key fits with the chords Em7, F#m7, and B7#5?

I'm trying to find some good places to start an electric guitar solo for the song Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai . The solo will go over the verse progression. The verse progression seems to be some sort ...
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How can I play these notes on A and G strings?

I came up to these tabs showing a power-chord like chord on A and G strings. How exactly can I play these without interfering with the D string?
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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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Vintage V624 tremolo bar rattling

I recently purchased the Vintage V624 Floyd rose reissued and i have a problem with the whammy bar. It looks like it's loose on it. Its not from that hand screw-like thing used to screw it onto the ...
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How do I keep my guitar in tune with out affecting the action?

I recently changed the strings on my strat from 9s to 10s. I play with my fingers and not a pick, so lighter gauge strings for me are hard to pluck because they bend so easily when I pull on them, ...
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How do you even do a full bend?

I’ve been playing for almost 8 months now but I can not do a full bend on the e string. I’ve gotten used to doing full step bends on the other strings but I could never do it on the high e string. ...
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Kahler intonation screws

I am looking to get some replacement intonation screws for the kahler bridge. Does anyone know what type of screw these as ordering from whammy parts would get expensive with shipping. I have placed ...
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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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Is it worth it to upgrade the volume/tone control pots, 5-way switch, and input jack on a Squier Stratocaster?

I own a Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster, and I'm looking to upgrade some of the parts. I've already replaced the neck and the tremolo assembly, and I've also bought (but not yet installed) ...
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How do I improve my picking and fretting speed?

I've seen people like John Petrucci playing incredibly fast with their right and left hands, but I can't seem to get any faster than I am now (which is speedy, but not near as fast as John). Is there ...
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Electric guitar bridge moved after one string broke

Ok so I was playing my Ibanez electric guitar when the first string broke during a bend. Afterwards the bridge seemed lifted up, like moved upwards (see image). When I tried strumming the other ...
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Why does my g3xn sound off?

I recently bought an audio interface. It's a Behringer UMC 22 and a Behringer HPS 3000 headphone monitor and I have been using the same patches of a YouTuber called “Direct Recording Guitar” and for ...

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