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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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Why are there words that appear on guitar tabs?

Im trying to learn Pure imagination on guitar following the tabs. Im going well, but I realised that when I see the fret board numbering with words above them like Fmaj7, Am and C, following the fret ...
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What is the music theory behind substituting the IV chord in a I-IV-V progession in A for a G7 instead of D?

The other day I was playing guitar and messing around with adding various embellishments to a blues I-IV-V progression in the key of A. One I particularly enjoyed was substituting the D (IV) chord for ...
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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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Which harmonica to accompany guitar tuned 1/2 step down

I am a guitar player and I am thinking of trying some harmonica (mouth organ) as well. My guitar is tuned to half step down: Eb (D#, G#, C#, F#, A#, D#) and most of the songs I play using this tuning. ...
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Guitar exercises for precision and accuracy

I started with metal guitar a little more than a year ago, and mostly learned all this classic Metallica stuff from the 80's like Master of Puppets. Now I can play it up to speed, I can even play it ...
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What guitar tone is this? [on hold]

What kind of guitar pedals or processors do I need to get this kinda tone?
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Is there a way to safely polish guitar strings, without affecting intonation too much?

String manufacturers offer polished strings that reduce the finger noise and are great for recording. Sometimes strings that don't have polished versions are polished "by hand" by string distributors, ...
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Can I put nylon strings on my steel string acoustic guitar?

Can I put the D'addario EJ32 Folk Nylon Strings on my Steel String Acoustic Guitar? If not, what can be my alternative? I haven't tried doing so and i'm scared since I might be wasting a pack of ...
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Type of mic i am using to mic up a acoustic guitar . And were best to have them around the guitar

The mics I am using are, a k g c1000, sure pg58 and a pulse pm1800t.THE guitar is a Martin 00028ec , Mainly for doing gigs but also some recording , JA
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What Does This Pushing Technique Do?

I have watched a number of guitarists do a certain technique before where they push on the upper body of the guitar near where they strum. I have seen it done on both on acoustic and on electric ...
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What is the best way to mic up a acoustic guitar [duplicate]

I play mainly acoustic guitar and would lick no the best way to mic it up for a good acoustic sound .
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Splitting guitar signal and mic signal for recording in a live setting

I've read already some things about splitting signals here but im still unsure about how to make mine. So what i have is one acoustic guitar with an undersaddle pickup and a mic (K&K). Both ...
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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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Power in apartment causes noise in guitar amp

My Yamaha THR10 amp sounds great in my apartment when running on batteries, but emits a nasty hum when powered by the power outlet in my apartment. I've tried turning off all lights and appliance in ...
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Guitar picking technique: anchoring the picking hand

Is it a good idea to pick strings without anchoring your right hand? The right hand just stays hanging in the air while picking.Does it decrease accuracy ?
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Connecting multi effects pedal to a tube amp and modeling amp

I started playing the guitar again in the last month and i'm having some trouble with my gear. So, i have a modelling amp from pevey which also has some effects built in. I also have a line 6 POD ...
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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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What does it take to make metal music?

I happen to have my father's old guitar laying around in storage. While I was listening to metal music on youtube, I had a thought: I wonder if I could play metal on the thing? Problem is, I have ...
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Is there such a thing as a flat15 chord?

If I'm playing a G9, then want to add a major 7th to it, the notes would be: G B D F A F# Could we notate that as G9 add b15? Is there a more correct name for this chord?
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Does anybody know what is the timing of 'under the bridge' guitar intro riff? [closed]

Not sure how do I count the Under the bridge chord riff (starting with E major). I think I can play it right and I can feel the sort of the song and play but when I start to count I am not sure if I ...
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String bending on acoustic guitar versus sitar/veena

I'm trying to play the acoustic guitar in the classical Indian style which involves a lot of string bending to go up 1-4 semitones. My question is whether there's a difference in string tension that ...
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Video fretboard for lessons [closed]

I'm wanting to attach a camera to the head of the guitar, then have it sent to my computer whose screen is projected onto a larger screen/monitor. This is to demonstrate finger positions for chords ...
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What kind model or brand guitar do I have what kind is this

I have an Acoustic 6 string that has plastic tuning keys on it also the top of the neck goes into a point by the keys, not flat. The tag on the inside states the name Austin and after that Lonestar ...
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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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Why is reverb typically called “wet' or ”drippy"?

Reverb is a type of natural effect you can get playing in walled spaces, giving a sort of echo/reverberation as the name implies. But I'm referring more to emulated reverb through use of a guitar ...
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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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What is a rest stroke?

From classical, jazz, to flamenco and folk; each style and tradition calls it differently, and sometimes even approach it differently. Why is it used instead of normal strokes? Conceptually, what is ...
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Soloing in any key on guitar. Knowing the fretboard or knowing the boxes?

A few days ago I started to practice soloing in random keys. For example A major, G minor, etc. Before I dive into the details I must add that I know every single box in minor/major/pentatonic scales,...
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transcribe video-game music [on hold]

In the soundfile https://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/street-fighter-2-turbo/05.%2520Ken%2520Stage.mp3 I am examining the Ken Theme in Street Fighter 2 for SNES. I am trying to ...
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Guitar Headphone pre-amp with output jack?

Ok, guys Ive tried to search the site for a similar question to no avail. Since I know little on the subject I will describe it and Im sure youl get the just. I ocasionally play acoustic guitar in ...
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What is the name of the guitar accompaniment in this song?

I'm a beginner in guitar playing. I come across this type of accompaniment (specifically the rhythm on the right hand) frequently in songs and really like it but don't know what it's called to search ...
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Buzzing Fender DG200SCE when amplified

I bought some months ago a slightly used Acoustic Fender. I tested it with amplification a couple of times and only noticed a very loud response when palm-hitting the bridge, for rythmic purposes. I ...
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How do you simplify a guitar note signal so that it's a simple sine wave and sounds “synthy”?

I'm looking at using a modular synth to convert a single note guitar melody into basic sine waves at pitch. I don't care about chords so that should simplify things quite a bit. Problem is, I don't ...
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Old style fireplace ish

I wounder if there is a name for like the style of old people singing, music that i think fits the fireplace. Like sort of old man voice with guitar. Sorry for bad explanation, dont know how to ...
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Changing Guitar Tuning

I learned some Guitar songs in default tuning. Now i discovered that there are many other tuning available in which people play awesome guitar, as it's easy to do tapping ,play percussive style ...
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guitar, six string, steel strings, what gauge will provide noticeably lighter action?

My strings are old and don't remember their gauge. Either standard or on the heavy side as I like the tone of heavier gauge. Anyway, now I want to restring the guitar for my son who is just beginning....
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What technique is Eddie Van Der Meer using?

In his cover of neon genesis evangelon opening, he does something throughout the song at 0:21 and other times throughout the verse. It sounds almost like a thumb slap but doing just a thumb slap ...
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“Push” chords in a bossa nova

I am struggling to learn the bossa rhythm for the song Black Narcissus.My version of this song has a B flat 7 flat 5 chord in the “4 and “ position of bar one. This chord repeats in the first two ...
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How to match the notes in the score with guitar tab when changing the tuning in Guitar Pro 6?

I realized that when changing the tuning in a tab, the score remains the same. Here's a example, when I tune 1 step down. The first chord is F, but the score is still telling me it is a G chord: Why ...
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Written pitch verse pitch played by tab

I have a Hal Leonard book of transcriptions of Robert Johnson songs. In the example in the image the tuning is open G but up a half step, so Open G sharp. The written notes circled show a B and a ...
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Connecting Audio interface to amp head to use 4x12 Cabinet as a monitor?

Forgive me if this is a stupid question but I want to make use of my old 6505 head and cab as a dedicated guitar monitor. In theory I'd like to Guitar > AI > Bias FX2 > AI line out > input head(or ...
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My Guitar came with both metal and nylon strings, what replacement strings should I buy?

I have the Katoh MCG20 Classical Guitar. As you can see, the guitar came with 3 metal strings and 3 nylon strings. I understand that this is a classical guitar and should be replaced with nylon ...
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Spruce vs cedar as the material of the soundboard (top, tonewoods) of the classical guitar; how do they affect the tone and sound?

Seems that two of the most common materials for the soundboard of a classical guitar (also called tonewoods) are cedar and spruce. Regarding tone, is there a significant difference between the sound a ...
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How to find chords and Melody for this Indian fusion rock song? [closed]

I am a big fan of this fusion rock band called Indian ocean. They have great arrangements of songs which are made of Indian classical and folk music mixed with Western Rock style. I want to learn how ...
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Why is the lowest note in Standard guitar tuning an E?

Why is the lowest note in Standard guitar tuning, particularly an acoustic, an E? I've nothing against E but it's easier to use a capo if your guitar is tuned down to D ...or perhaps C# or C ... than ...
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How long is a bar? [closed]

i have knowledge in reading tonic solfa notation. 4/4, 6/8 etc. I also have knowledge in music and audio production with the use of computer softwares, e.g FL Studios. I wish to know about the length ...
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Is it possible to make a button in a guitar which when tapped can connect to bluetooth speaker?

can an aqoustic guitar be connected to speaker thru bluetooth? we were talking about innovations and a friend comes up with an idea of an acoustic guitar being connected to speakers through bluetooth ...
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What does NH and <> mean on a tab?

On a tab I'm reading, I see this: NH H. ------------------| ------------------| --<>12------------| ------------------| ------------------| ------------------| What do they mean? I know ...