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 does Tom Morello make these weird whistling noises? VIDEO NSFW!

In the solo, he makes these weird scratching / whistling noises, and I was wondering if anyone knew how exactly he did it?
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Fender telecaster - gap between neck pickup and pickguard

Just today I finally made my dream come true and bought my first Telecaster. I brought it home and it plays like a dream! After I got to play with it for sometime and upon closer inspection, I noticed ...
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How to make these sounds with an electric guitar

Does anyone know how to generate these two types of sounds. First one is 1:09 in this video where he quickly plays two or three notes that sound like artifical ...
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Is it possible to use one pre amp distortion into 2 amplifiers at the same time

I have a VH4-2 pedal and and radial aby switch. I f I use the VH4-2 pedal power amp out will the two outputs from the aby switch be connected to the return /loop of both amps? Is this possible? I just ...
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Is it necessary to have an audio interface to record electric guitar directly?

As it is told on title, should one have an audio interface to record electric guitar or If I use an adapter and plug into computer directly will it still work? With adapter I mean something like this ...
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Is my floating bridge set up properly?

This is a yamaha rgx220zdmg i've recently bought. i'm not sure if the floating bridge is set up properly because this is my first time owning an electric guitar. Thank you in advance.
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String hits unwanted fret

When I play the first fret of the 6th string of my electric guitar several times, the string makes an annoying sound, I think that it might hit another fret. It also happens with the 5th string but ...
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Crack between fretboard and guitar neck

I recently adjusted the truss rod in my guitar, nothing uncommon. I increased the relief a little bit when I noticed the following crack around the 7th fret. It is, perhaps difficult to see, but I am ...
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5 watt tube Amp has 2 8ohms outputs and I have 2 1x16ohm speakers. Can I connect them together?

I have a Harley Benton GA5 head (5 watts tube amp head) which has two 8 ohms outputs. I also have two 1x16 ohms cabs, one with a Celestion vintage 30 and one with an Eminence speaker. Is it possible ...
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Guitar - Palm Cyst - Should I Change Hand?

I started learning the guitar (left handed) as my new years resolution and am absolutely loving it. For a couple of years, I've had a cyst in the middle of the palm of my right hand (my fretting hand)....
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Which pedals do they use?

Is there anybody has any idea which pedals might be used for this song? I looked up on comments but there is no answer at all.
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Multi FX Processor-Headphone setup vs amp setup

I've been wanting to purchase my first electric guitar setup, and as I'm on tight budget I decided to go with a Budget multi-FX processor instead of an amplifier. My setup: Guitar: Harley Benton ST-62 ...
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Mooer GE100 with only headphones for beginners

So, I've been wanting to get a multi-effects processor (Mooer GE100) with my first electric guitar purchase(been playing an acoustic since 2 years). I won't be buying an amp tho, only a headphone(AKG ...
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How difficult is this piece of music (electric guitar)? [closed]

Listening to this piece of music (from 2:12), "Running from Evil" (by Bobby Prince), and being a total novice, I was wondering how difficult it is to play on the guitar. Another version that ...
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Question about pickup phase

I currently have a hss guitar setup with a coil split and a five way blade selector. in 2st position with the coil split, it’s like a regular hss Strat with the middle single coil and the slug coil of ...
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Relationship between chord progression of backing track and scale of solo

I've started improvising guitar solos over some backing tracks like this one, and the videos always start by stating the chord progression and then saying which scale you can solo in for it to sound ...
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5-position switch in an HH Strat set up for a killswitch

I am about to purchase a Strat-style guitar. It has two humbuckers, and a 5-way switch. It only has one tone and one volume. I'd like to modify the 5-way switch so that one of the positions kills ...
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What kinds of vibrato arms do what’s described in this video?

I have no luck searching for the kind of vibrato arm, or tremolo arm or whammy bar Steve Vai seems to describe in this video at 3:20 He seems to describe a vibrato arm ...
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How to adjust floyd rose tilting forward?

I have been changing strings recently on my electric guitar, which has a Floyd Rose licensed bridge. I had strings on it (dont know which kind) and changed them to SL Alice strings (0.009 etc.). But ...
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White cloth inside amp — what is it? [closed]

I was given an old Gibson G20 (previously incorrectly given as B20) guitar combo amp. It's solid state, 10 inch driver with a spring reverb. Date of manufacture unknown. When I opened the back panel ...
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finger picking vs pick tone

I've been writing with my band and when we play live, I switch off between picked parts and finger picking parts throughout the songs. I don't notice much difference in the tone playing live together (...
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Install new strings on guitar with whammy bar

So I have an Ibanez GRG250DX and I want to replace its strings. But I havent played it in a long time. What I tried so far: I clipped the old strings, kind of cleaned the guitar and pulled in the ...
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Recording Setup for Guitar with Impulse Response using a Pedal

I am investigating the usage of the impulse response technique (IR) for the purpose of recording electric guitar in studio, since I do not like the tone of my existing cabinet that much. It is good ...
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Help me get a guitar amp for Mark Knopfler sound

I play Mark's "clawhammer" fingerstyle and have a Les Paul R8, but don't have any amps. I like Mark's solo career more than his Dire Straits era, and seek a sound close to that. Think about ...
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How do I find a guitar pedal that shuts off output below a set volume?

I'm looking to buy or build an effect pedal that would cut off all sound passing through it to the amp if the volume from the guitar is too low. Functionally this would make it so that you could pluck ...
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What physical phenomenon causes stratitis?

I've heard luthiers refer to the weird sounds from a badly adjusted pickup as 'stratitis' (or 'wolf sounds'?). What are the mechanics of stratitis? What physical phenomenon causes it to occur?
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Can you connect your ipad to the headphone jack in your guitar amplifier and record using garageband?

I have a marshall mg 15fx amplifier and no audio interface or mic.
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Name of a certain pattern?

I've been wondering if there's a specific name for the following pattern, 3 examples with timestamps: ...
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What determines the tone coming from a pickup?

I hear a lot of hocus pocus in music. One such thing called "Premium" pickups are heralded as some must-have for a good sounding guitar. To me, it seems like pickups are just electromagnets ...
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Electric guitar with headphones, what equipment do I need?

I would like to be able to play an electric guitar using headphones and while following a play along on my laptop. Condo living and a beginner-what kind of interface would I need to make this happen? ...
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Guitar strings feel electrified

When my electric guitar is connected to the amp it's fine but when I connect it to my mult fx Zoom g1on and then to the amp, the strings and the bridge feel electrified. Like there's friction when I ...
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How do I represent these measures (bends and prebends) in GuitarPro?

I was reading through a book when I came across this lick. I tried to represent it in guitar pro but am finding difficulty. Can you please help me with this lick? I understand that these are grace ...
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Does electric guitar's body shape really effect its sound? [duplicate]

As I know electric guitar's sound is transferred to electric signal by Faraday's law, that a changing magnetic field produces electricity. So this is independent by shape of guitar then why so many ...
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Arrangment/voicing vs EQ/production

When composing rock/pop music, I am wondering, when considering the timbre of the guitars, whether focus should be placed on voicings (power chords vs barre chords vs single notes etc) or simply on ...
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How can I play this on the guitar?

I've recently started learning tabs so I am confused with how to play these notes with the standard notations.
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Does instrument cable impedance matter?

I see many 1/4 TS 'instrument' cables for sale with no mention of impedance. With: the speed of light in vacuum of ~300 000 km/s audio frequencies < 20 kHz you get wavelengths of at least 15 km(!)...
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Are my amplifier's foot controller/foot switch inputs protected?

I have a guitar amplifier with a 'clean' and 'lead' 'channel' that can be manually toggled. I'd like to switch between my different amplifier settings using a 'foot controller'. I often see schematics ...
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Fender amp knobs not responding

I have a Fender Champion 100 amp that plays when my guitar is plugged in, but if I try to change the volume, gain, or really any of the knobs the sound is not affected. It’s acting like it’s working ...
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Correct technique for multi string legato pull-offs

Here I tabbed out the tablature of legato line on two string i.e. G and D String. I am self taught intermediate guitar player, still learning. I am trying to figure out solution or correct way to ...
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Problems with playing high notes (17-20th fret on e-string)

I have a problem that when I play a note on the e string (the tiniest one) on the 17th to 20th fret, I noticed that the same notes were repeated and starting in the 21st fret, the notes were fine ...
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How can i get a j-pop j-rock tone in Guitar Rig

I'm new to the electric guitar. I wanted to know how can I reproduce the same tone/sound as in the anime openings? Here are some examples: ...
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Fret Wear on 2016 PRS CE24

When changing my strings and cleaning the fretboard and frets a couple of days ago, I recognized that my frets seem to be really flat already. I have attached some images. The guitar is round about ...
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Going to lighter string gauge and bending in tune

I usually play on electric guitar with strings that are marked as '10 in gauge. I learned to play bends in tune (most of the time) and recently I bought a new (electric) guitar that's also set up to '...
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How to make a slow melodic solo sound beautiful

I’ve listen to many songs where there’s a lead guitar part that is very slow and not that impressive, but the song sounds amazing, But when I try to play them they just sound like some notes and not ...
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Why would a pickup be quiet?

I recently bought a Les Paul online and when I tested it out the neck pickup was incredibly quiet. I could hear that it was on, but I really had to listen. When I had it in the middle position, it ...
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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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