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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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How to not pull string down while pressing it

I have bought my first electric guitar but I have a small problem. When I press strings, I noticed that I pull them a little bit down, like I intend to bend it a little. What does it called and how ...
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Dobro guitars strings and tuning

Having just made a foray into Dobro guitars, finding one that needed some refurbishment, I assumed that the tuning was standard EADGBE, as a normal guitar. Doing some research, I find it's not. For ...
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Which genres of African folk music uses high strung tuning on guitars?

Several links (https://www.premierguitar.com/diy/exploring-nashville-tuning, for example) make a distinction between high-strung tuning (an octave higher EAD strings) and Nashville tuning (an octave ...
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Chord symbols in staff in Sibelius

When I write guitar parts in Sibelius I currently use a slash notation (4 slashes with no stems in each measure and chord symbols above staff), but I want to make it even simpler for my guitarist and ...
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TuxGuitar 1.4 Cannot Edit Volume

I know there were other posts about this but in my case selecting "V" will not let me edit the volume or anything at all in the new mixer. All of the faders are stationary. I can do 127, 27, and 0 but ...
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No Slider Bar for Show Instruments in Tuxguitar 1.4

I'm running Tuxguitar 1.4 on Mac OS Sierra. When I go to Show Instruments all of the sliders for balance, volume, reverb etc are stationary as in there is no bar to slide them. It goes to either 27% ...
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Spider walk ascending fleshy finger pad muting

So the title pretty much says it all. When ascending the spider walk exercise the fleshy part of my fingers touch the next string. As I'm sure most of you know when ascending it's 1,2,3,4 fingers, ...
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How to record guitar into FL Studio 21

I have an audio interface hooked up to studio monitors and I have set everything up (Real life amplifier with 1/4" output wired to the 1/4" audio interface input). I see an output as a ...
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Guitars hum consistently, even while touching strings

Ibanez Gio GRG220PA and Fender Starcaster constantly hum when plugged into either my amp or audio interface. The hum doesn't get better or worse when I touch the strings, unlike what's often reported ...
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Amaj chord: Fret buzz on the D string

While playing the A chord on my acoustic, I can’t get rid of fret buzz on the D string, no matter how hard I try. I almost wonder if you guys have found a more parallel angle of the wrist so that the ...
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Would mixing 80/20 Bronze with Phosphor Bronze guitar strings be a good way to alter the tonal balance of a particular acoustic guitar?

It’s generally agreed that different woods used in the body of an acoustic guitar will accentuate different tones and emphasize different parts of the tonal spectrum. Some woods will emphasize the ...
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I have a problem with the strummer in Ample Guitar M (used in Reaper)

When I create a riff using the plugin and drag it in the timeline (as a midi file), it's played with no legatos or really anything I set up in the riffer. It sound terrible, all the chords are played ...
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What is is called when you repeatedly press strings on a guitar and strum at the same time?

What is is called when you repeatedly press strings on a guitar and strum at the same time? If you do it fast enough on an acoustic guitar it will make a wah-wah-wah-wah sound. This is without a pedal,...
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How to connect XTONE Pro to guitar amp

I checked some XTONE Pro interface video online, and it seems people all connect it to speaker via audio interface. There is no successful example connecting it to guitar amp. I tried to connect its ...
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Looking for an alternative guitar tuning to fit classical counterpoint exercises

Have a very strange problem, hopefully there is a lurking genius who can solve it cause I'm stumped. I'm studying a stuffy counterpoint composition manual written hundreds of years ago and trying to ...
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Loosing sound from you tube backing track whilst playing electric guitar using Bias FX2

When I play Guitar, I use Bias FX2 software through my Pre Sonus Monitors and Pre Sonus AudioBox interface, all through my PC, Windows 10 so, I like to play along using You Tube Backing Tracks but, ...
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getting sound from external speaker with an audio interface

I'm trying to get sound from my audio interface by using an external speaker. My current chain is like this. guitar -> mooer ge200 multi fx -> behringer umc204hd -> speaker. I connect the ...
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Headrush (multi effects) into Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 Amp - Issue!

I have a Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 practice amp, and I love the natural tone of this amp on the clean and red channels. It is fantastic to play it 'straight'/'raw' without any effects. However I have a ...
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Washburn EA15 — Laminate top?

Guitar Center says "Laminated flamed maple top," but everywhere else, including Washburn's website just say "Flame Maple Top." Anyone know the validity of this?
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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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Ibanez SA160FML G & B String Warble/Oscillation Issue

So i recently purchased an SA160FML. My guitar shop had a brand new piece because no one wanted a lefty but it was an old stock since this guitar is now discontinued. I checked it at the shop and ...
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How to record multiple sequential fixed length clips?

If I want to, say, record 24 bars of guitar, how can I pre set it up such that I can hands-free play all 24 bars and let it get recorded into 3 8 bars clips? The closest I can think of is letting ...
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Strange hum when I touch a wire inside pickup cavity

I am trying to diagnose some shoddy wiring of some active pickups. All the wiring is done and appears to work. However I get: some buzz from neck pickup when a note is played. Bridge pickup is fine ...
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What is the expected orientation for Gibson guitar headstock stampings?

Recently I saw a (reverse) headstock photo of a Gibson guitar where the serial number was stamped in the traditional "horizontal" style, but the "Made in USA" was stamped "vertically". I've never seen ...
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Sound delay after repair

I dropped my guitar a while ago, the fret board came off the neck so I removed the strings and glued it back on, along with putting on new strings. I never touched or removed any of the electronics ...
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Using TC Electronic Ditto Looper and TC Helicon Ditto Mic Looper together?

Is it possible to control instrument and mic looper together? I would like to loop/stop both loopers on one button. Can I do that with ABY switch pedal or some other configuration?
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Guitar, tapping one handed Chord Shapes

I have been trying to learn one hand tapping on guitar for a while now but am having some trouble. Lately I have just been tapping out a E major or A major barre chord shape slowly and trying to get ...
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Can IR balanced output from Engl ironball e606se plug directly to a monitor speaker

I am buying a guitar amp and thinking about engl ironball e606se. I have a limited space for my apartment, so I prefer a small speaker than 1x12 cab. However, I don’t know that is it ok to use ir ...
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Microphone getting feedback random levels from my amp

I bought this microphone so to eliminate wind sounds for singing, where I play acoustic guitar live in a restaurant, and with my electroacoustic guitar Ibañez model GA5TCE. I am able to play, sing, ...
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Filtering noise from (bass) guitar headphone amp?

For bass guitar practice, I'm using a headphone amp - or rather a preamp with a headphone out - which I then put through a small analogue mixer or directly to headphones. I like the sound of this ...
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What metrics can be used to determine good technique/posture?

I am feeling a bit inspired by using physical laws to guide technique, like how Newton's laws are used here to give guidelines for bow hold: https://www.violinist.com/blog/fjt/20215/28767/. My idea is ...
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Stripped truss rod nut on Ibanez Jem 7VP

I have an Ibanez Jem 7VP, Indonesian made 2019 Premium model. Is truss rod nut replacable on this model?
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Weirdly arising sound artifacts when panning (dual guitar tracks)

I can't really share the audio file (because I removed those issues by softening the sound), but here's what I'm talking about: I use a lexan pick, which sounds great, adds some highs (compared to ...
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How to record guitar or harp for building a sample suite

I would like to produce a suite of guitar or harp sounds to make a set of primitive samples. The lowest level samples or components you would need to be able to write music with a keyboard using these ...
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Connecting guitar to Amplitube

I have a problem with my ASUS r553l. There's only one jack input for mic/headphones. I tried to plug my guitar via a jack adapter to it but it seems to not be recognized by the computer. I have ...
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Pick up button pins

Im new to guitar but I have purchased a fender that has a fishman pick up in it. Where the pickup comes out of the bottom hole to plug into is missing the strap button so it falls back inside of the ...
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How to recreate the intro guitar sound of Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's?

Youtube link I'm not sure, but is that palm muting? At 0:09-0:13, it doesn't look like he was palm muting. If it is palm muting, is it just practice I'm lacking why I can't seem to reproduce it ...
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