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Questions tagged [guitar]

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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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How to practice guitar improvisation?

How to practice improvisation on guitar? How did you learn improvisation? What should I practice, how should I practice? I want to lift my guitar playing to a new level, because I'm little bored of ...
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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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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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How to prevent guitar's neck from bending?

Today morning, my guitar was kept on bed and I plucked the 2nd string and the sound felt as if the string had touched the neck. Well, that was just once and it sounded fine once I started practicing ...
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Why is a zero fret so uncommon on guitars in spite of all the advantages?

Given the many advantages of using a zero fret on a guitar (as cited in this excellent answer Advantages of a zero fret) and given that with a zero fret it is easier to play chords that call 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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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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How to use effects loop of the amp if your mfx has only input and output… No send and return unlike boss me

My mfx is zoom g1xon... I just wonder how to bypass preamp and use my built in amp simulation.. It only has input and output. If i send it directly to d input it sounds terrible.
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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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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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How does the Buzz Feiten tuning system work?

I understand the general idea of compensated nuts to produce more variance in the string lengths, and thus better intonation over a wider range of fretting positions, but the Buzz Feiten system I see ...
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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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What are some techniques to control feedback in a musical setting?

I was always intrigued with the way Ted Nugent/Adrian Belew/Jeff Beck/Jimi Hendrix/SRV were able to control feedback and make it musical - are there guitar/amp settings and techniques that can make ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting guitar amp headphone output to audio interface input

I have a Squier SP-10 practice amp and a Behringer UMC202 HD audio interface. I am listening to a guitar piece in Trascribe, trying to learn it. I need to use headphones. I need to try to connect ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fingertip sensitivity/pain related to nail separation

I've been playing for decades. Every now and then I do something that causes a fingertip on my fretting hand to be extremely sensitive — to the point where the slightest pressure causes pain. ...
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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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I've recently had a power cut, now all my guitar and bass amps are making a humming/buzzing noise?

I recently had a power cut in my area this Monday just gone, power was restored quickly, in about 5 seconds. However now whenever I go to plug in and turn on any of my amplifiers in my studio or ...
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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 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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Can I play a 12 string like a 6 string guitar?

I have a cheap 6-string guitar. I want to get a new one and am considering a 12-string guitar. What are the differences between 12- and 6-string guitars? Can I use a 12-string like a 6-string? Will ...
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Holding a cigar box guitar

I recently bought a fretless 3-string cigar box guitar. The problem I'm having is holding it securely on my lap. It wants to slide off. The neck wants to fall away from me. If I play finger-style, I ...
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Guitar External sound card with multiple audio devices

I want to use my PC as an amp simulator. Im currently using guitar rig 5 with asio4all plugging my guitar trough line in. It works fine but i want to listen to youtube simultaneously but it doesnt ...
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Choosing my first electric guitar

I am going to purchase my first electric guitar, specifically a Squier Bullet Strat. I have been playing my acoustic for two years. Nothing professional, just learning basic songs, although I want to ...
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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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Can i use a pa mixer system to use it as an interface to record on laptop?

so i'm wanting to record my band, im just 18 and i dont have hundreds of dollars to record in a real studio, the place we jam at have this pa system where we can connect mics and stuff, can i use it ...
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Is learning guitar good without knowing how to sing?

I'm interested in learning guitar, but I doubt it would be useful to play guitar without singing. Is it necessary to learn to sing in order to play guitar?
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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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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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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 ...