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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Dark-sounding 1986 Les Paul Custom - modern upgrade? or embrace yacht rock? [closed]

I'm lefty, and good lefty guitars used to be very rare. I bought the first lefty Les Paul I ever laid eyes on: a used black 1986 les paul custom. I gigged/toured in three different bands with it. It's ...
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How to produce longer lasting sounds on an electric guitar

Hello fellow musicians, my question may be really simple, but since I don't have much knowledge about effect pedals or rather no money to buy every pedal and see what it does, I might need some help. ...
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Volume knob on guitar has no effect when rolled

I have a problem with my Yamaha SG copy guitar. The volume knobs are not effective. At 1 it's at its peak and rolling it up to 10 does nothing — it's more like an on/off switch. I am in ...
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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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Getting started with electric guitar, with no experience [duplicate]

I had been interested in electric guitar music overall (And specifically for videogame music stuff). But I have 0 knowledge about how to start, 16 here. I did do a quick search here and there and ...
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Fingerpicking on electric: can one play power chords?

90 percent of my playing is fingerpicking but whenever I have to play a rock tune I have to use a pick. I can fingerpick with my ring and middle fingers while holding the pick with my thumb and index ...
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How to Achieve This Guitar Tone in Guitar Rig [closed]

I found Gorgeous cover song on youtube . i just really like to achieve this tone . in fact i like this tone better than the original one. Thanks , Much Appreciated.
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Are magnets really harmful for guitar pickups

I was watching video about pickup height regulation and author was claiming that using screwdriver with magnetic tip and soldering gun close to guitar pickups may demagnetize them. Is this really ...
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How do I set up an electric guitar?

How do I set up the pickups, neck, etc. in an electric guitar? I'm not concerned with producing a particular sound as I am with keeping the neck from warping, prevent string buzz, improving ...
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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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In phase, out of phase pickups

What is the purpose of having guitar pickups out of phase with each other?
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Differences between Covered vs. Open Coil Humbuckers?

As far as I know, there're two kinds of humbucker: The left one (called open coil), and the right one (called covered), are both humbuckers. What makes them different?
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Recording Fender Stratocaster with KA 6 Audio Interface and Ableton Live

I've been producing beats for a while but am only just beginning to record live instruments and include them in my work. I have a Fender Stratocaster that I believe is from the 80s, and a Komplete ...
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B string vibrating automatically

I use Fender cc60-sce semi-acoustc guitar and Vox mini 5 rhythm amplifier .The amp has 3 modes 0.1W,1.5W and 5W.When I switch to 1.5 W or 5W my guitar's B string starts vibrating rapidly and makes a ...
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Electric guitar: why such heavy pots?

From what I've seen the potentiometers in electric guitars tend toward the large sizes, in the sense of physical dimensions, but I don't understand why that should be. For example, wouldn't it be ...
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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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1964 JB Hutto Airline Res-o-glass body composition [closed]

https://reverb.com/uk/price-guide/guide/591-airline-res-o-glass-jb-hutto-1965-red The JB Hutto Airline Res-o-glass model 1964 is said to be made out of a type of fibreglass called "Res-o-glass." Does ...
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Is it possible to upgrade entry level guitar to a professional one?

I have old Ibanez GIO Fat-Strat copy and I somewhat like it (the colour and body shape). The frets are worn and keys (tuning machines) are bad quality. Will replacing whole neck (with keys and nut) ...
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Guitar tuning: Facing problems with High E string

This may seem like a stupid beginner question but I can't begin to understand what's the problem exactly. Usually when I tune my guitar i start from the top string (the thickest) and work down to the ...
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How do you do the Dimebag Squeal?

I have heard that the Dimebag Squeal can be done only on Floyd Rose, though I haven't tried on a regular one though.
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Can you tune one string on a Floyd Rose bridge without having to retune them all?

Like if you want to go from EADGBE to DADGBE, can you just tune the 6th string down and be done with it, or will that offset the bridge and throw the other strings out of whack?
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Cause of G string on Ibanez JEM sounding dead?

My Ibanez JEM with floyd rose tremolo, this exact guitar: , has a problem with the G string. The open string sounds out more or less properly (though it tends to go 'harmonic', which seems like it's ...
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Uneven volume of guitar strings when plugged in

Ive been facing some issues when recording with my Ibanez GRG 170DX. I noticed this recently, as I got a Scarlett Solo interface. When I record my guitar, the input volume from the lower E string is ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of the Floyd Rose SpeedLoader tremolo system?

I have seen some guitars that have a Floyd Rose SpeedLoader tremolo system. The idea is that it uses special strings and a modified Floyd Rose tremolo. The strings have bullets at each end, rather ...
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Can you move the strings on 3/4 size electric guitar to get better tuning?

I’m currently working with a ¾ size electric guitar for my daughter. The problem I have is putting the right strings on it to get a stable standard E tuning (EADGBE). The person I bought it off said ...
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Are there any special strings for half-scale-length (nut to bridge) electric guitars?

I have bought a cheap Burwood childrens (?) electric guitar, but it goes out of tune VERY easily (all the time!); the tension in the strings seems to be way too slack when tuned in same way as normal ...
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How to get raw signal from a divided or hexaphonic pickup

I have been looking for a way to get a truly divided signal from each string on an electric guitar. The problem is I don't want the signal to be in a midi format because midi throws away a lot of ...
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What is causing this weird distortion coming from my amp?

Here is the sound I'm talking about. I get this sound, unless I strum ridiculously lightly, on different amp volume settings, with no gain, but is seems to become ...
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What is the “standard” length of a guitar string from ball to tip? [closed]

I've recently built a guitar with a 30" scale length, and I want to play around with different string gauges - the problem I'm running into is that I can't seem to determine the full length of any ...
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Difference between pre and post gain

I've noticed that some amps instead of just having gain have pre and post gain. I know that gain affect the distortion of the amp, but I don't know the difference between pre and post gain. What is ...
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How can I make a snare hit with my electric guitar and pedals?

How can I make a sound like a snare drum hit using my electric guitar and multi-fx pedal? I imagine it's possible to get a more "authentic-sounding" snare hit than just strumming muted strings without ...
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Can I use my PC as a pedal with an external guitar amp?

I'm trying to decide what to buy for my new guitar - a sound card (around 100$) to connect to the PC, or the Marshall MG10G practice amp. I'm not really into buying effect pedals for now, a guitar ...
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Why does this progression alternating between major and minor chords sound right?

I'm an intermediate guitar player and I'm trying to improve my music theory. When I'm sweep picking I play a pattern because it sounds right to me. Now that I'm learning how music theory works, I'm ...
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Fix loose bridge saddle screw

One of the bridge height adjustment screws keeps coming loose on my Precision Bass (leftmost screw in the picture). The screw doesn’t feel loose when the height is properly adjusted, but the E saddle ...
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Why use odd time signatures?

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I'm trying to pick up some of the music theory behind the instrument, and one thing that I've sort of grasped is odd time signatures. I know what they are, and I can ...
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How to play electric guitar and bass as a duet

Summary: I play electric guitar. My partner plays bass. What is the theory behind playing together as a duet and making it work musically. Please could someone point me to a good resource? I have ...
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How can I “scratch” on dampened strings without “squeaking” on my electric guitar?

I love the scratchy sound my acoustic guitar makes when I strum while the left hand damps the strings by lifting a bar chord. However, on my electric, the same technique just makes a silly squeak. ...
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Building an electric guitar from scratch

I want to make an electric guitar by myself from scratch. How can I do this?
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How to prevent high pitch feedback when palm muting

I have a Les Paul with Burstbucker pickups. They sound amazing because they are so hot (very high output). However, when I play with a lot of overdrive, it will constantly squeal (super annoying high ...
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How to play songs that contain one guitar when we have two or more guitarists?

I am playing drums in an alternative punk band we just started. I am wondering how to play songs that basically are from bands that contain one guitarist, as we have two guitarists. What can be the ...
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Are there guitar strings thinner than .009's?

I'm a beginner on electric guitar. My current strings are 9-42 gauge nickel plated and I'm having a hard time bending them plus my hands get tired easily. I've been looking at coated and lighter ...
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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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Can you play an electric guitar trough a acoustic amp?

One of my guitar teachers is strictly classical. I know he owns an acoustic amp. Im thinking of buying one of those gretsch hollow-body guitars and lending it to him, will he be able to play it trough ...
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Electric Guitar picking noise from me

My electric guitar stopped working today, although it makes a hissing noise every time I touch the strings. The wire and the amplifier are not the problem. It's a Hertz J200N Electric guitar. It is ...
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How can I avoid getting loud picking sounds on a distorted electric guitar?

Whenever I hear solos from professional guitar players, in songs, for example, I never hear a loud noise of pick hitting the strings, even when the guitar is heavily distorted. I just learned a solo ...
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Electric guitar tuning changes in different holding positions

While trying to correctly intonate guitar(which was problematic, you can see my last question why), I noticed a strange thing and I don't really know if it is normal or not. I've searched about it ...
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How mix scales (locrian, dorian, etc…) with blues scales/pentatonic?

I am experienced with both, scales and pentatonic. but when it comes to the point to mix them together, I have some trouble. My goal is it to extend my possibilities, but at the same time to keep this ...
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Guitar Intonation Problem, Always Sharp

I've been playing guitar for 7 years already. Throughout the years my ear developed and I started to notice intonation issues. I've been trying to fix it, but I never could. I adjusted the truss rod,...
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What does kingfish play? [closed]

I've just discovered a new amazing guitar player, Christone Kingfish Ingram, since the first time I was shocked by the way he plays. I've tried everything but I simply don't understand what he plays, ...
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Which are the notes that define the blues scale as one, and is the blues scale minor or major? [duplicate]

Which are the notes that define the blues scale as one, what are the "blue notes" exactly. Is the blues scale minor or major?