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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Why is my guitar untunable after I recently changed the strings? [duplicate]

I have had the same telecaster for 20 years. I have been playing guitar all my life. I have an electronic tuner. I recently changed the strings. All the strings are tunable when open. So for example, ...
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Tremolo Bar for Fender USA Stratocaster

It appears there are different size tremolo bars for Fender Stratocasters. I want to make sure I order the right one. Mine's made in the USA. Any info appreciated.
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Any ideas for soloing on guitar?

So far I have known 3 pentatonic shapes, I don't just run it up and down when soloing but I don't think it's a good solo. I've heard about harmony, target notes, chords, one pentatonic per chord but I ...
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Electric guitar through an acoustic amplifier

I'd appreciate any advice on this. I have acoustic-electric guitars and an electric guitar (with a small practice amp). I would like to buy one amp which will work with both types of guitars. I am ...
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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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How do I tell If my strings can be tuned this high?

first of all I’m very new here so please excuse me if I’m doing anything wrong. Next of all I’m self learning guitar as a hobby and I’m quite new to that too. I recently bought a distortion pedal and ...
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The Art of practicing electric contemporary guitar [closed]

So, I'm a classically trained guitar player who also plays contemporary guitar, mainly blues, jazz, rock and funk and I was wondering what are your thoughts and approaches to contemporary guitar and ...
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MY GUITAR AMP STOPS PRODUCING SOUND

whenever i strum my guitar the amp stops producing sound for a couple of seconds and then the sound returns again. Anyone has the same problem / knows what i can do? thanks in advance. (amp = line6 ...
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How important is it to touch only one string

When playing a C or a D on the second string, my finger often also touches the first string. I have the feeling that it's bad, but I am wondering why, because if I play a note on the second string, ...
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Technical name of the slope on electric guitar body

Most common electric guitars have a slope on the edge of the largest part of their body, where the forearm lays. Has this slope a specific name?
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Unwanted sound when guitar string is released

I'm taking advantage of the lockdown to learn to play electric guitar. When I play an F on the first string by pressing it near the first fret, I notice a weird sound (like a buzz) after I release the ...
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Amp Simulation and YouTube with USB Headset

When practising I can't be too noisy, so I have to use my headphones. But I hate wires, especially wires going to my headset. Therefore I use the wireless Logitech G933 gaming headset. It has a really ...
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Guitar Pick-up issue

I've just bought a second hand ESP'81 humbucker pickup and have stuck it in a Les Paul project guitar of mine. I am by no means an expert but I've used the wiring diagrams available to put it in ...
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I want to buy a used aria stg series guitar electric

What are the things that i shoud test on it to see if its a good guitar or no? Like physical shape and the strings and other things
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Floyd Rose action way too low

I changed strings and now the bridge is tilted back abd the strings are touching the neck. I've tried turning the screws on the bridge base, but it makes no difference. Do I need a need base plate or ...
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what is the correct term for this

I play guitar in a musical group. What is the correct musical term when all instruments including drums would play/strum a particular note with some force? I have been using the term "syncopation" ...
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Guitar and voice practise under moderate noise constraints

Just wondering if there is any other way to listen to my own voice and my guitar through the headphones other than a mixer and a microphones. I live in a small apartment and want to practise quietly. ...
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Adding interest to arpeggios

Recently i've been more confident in the progressions I choose for my songs, but the guitar arrangements are still very uninspired. I am particularly bad at creating cool arpeggios or riffs that ...
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6 vs 7 string guitar for a student for multiple tunings

I'm currently studying in an overseas University, without my guitar(s). I generally play in Standard/Eb/Drop D tunings on my 6 string, but I've been wanting to play songs that are in Drop B/Drop A. ...
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guitar bridge lifted-up

My guitar's bridge seems to be lifted up. I tried to tighten the bracket screws in order to pull the springs tighter and lower the bridge again, it works but when I tune the strings up the bridge will ...
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Is it mandatory to let tube amps warming up ? What are the risks of not doing that?

I heard literally everywhere that it is really important to let my amp warming up for some minutes before playing the guitar (or give some audio do the input). Strange thing is that the recommended ...
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where to place distortion pedal in signal chain for electric guitar and amplifier

I play my electric guitar through an amp (actually a bass amp). I am looking for a distortion pedal and am curious as to where to place it: In front of amp or in FX loop, and additionally do all ...
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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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Volume of an amplifier - concern

I hope this question is suitable for this site. I live in a small studio flat with only one room surrounded by two neighbours on either side. I have just bought myself a first electric guitar and 20 ...
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Is my eletric guitar in danger due low/no humidity applied?

I bought a very expensive (for me) Dean from Hell signature which is limited to 150 pieced worldwide (in fact its the #121 of 150 of these: https://reverb.com/au/item/1390256-dean-usa-dime-from-hell-...
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Fender Performer Strat HSS Buzz on the Low E String

I own a Fender Performer HSS Strat and I absolutely love it for what it is. I just noticed today as I was playing the Minor pentatonic on the A root, I'm hearing this annoying buzz sound especially ...
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Cyclical vibration frequency on some of the strings?

I have a yamaha 311h, I was playing around in Amplitube ultra tuner and noticed something weird with the tuning of the 4th, 2nd and 1st strings. All of these strings are cycling in vibration compared ...
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Two pitches on one distorted electric guitar versus the two pitches on separate distorted guitars

Just from practical experience it seems the former (two pitches on one distorted electric guitar) is nosier than the later (the two pitches on separate distorted guitars.) I don't know this is ...
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How thick should rosewood be for a floating pickguard?

I'd like to make a rosewood or ebony pickguard for my archtop. I see rosewood in 2mm thickness for a reasonable price. Does anyone have experience with wooden floating pickguards? I've only seen ...
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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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Will running a guitar through a bass amp and then through a guitar amp hurt either amplifier?

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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