Questions tagged [guitar]

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Can't play barre chords - crooked finger

Okay so, I have been practicing barre chords for the last some 8 months, I can play them but I'm not getting faster. Then, I realised that I cannot physically keep my ring and pinky together like I ...
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Guitar support for Yamaha SLG200NW

I bought a silent guitar Yamaha SLG200NW around 6 months ago. I like it very much. However, there is one thing that doesn't allow me to fully enjoy practising on that guitar. I cannot find a proper ...
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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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Recommended thumb position and motion when using a thumbpick on an acoustic guitar

I'm looking for specific best practices around hand position and motion while using a thumbpick on an acoustic guitar. I haven't found any specific resources on this. I have been impressed with Troy ...
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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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Weird resonating noise coming from electric guitar bridge only when playing a C

two days ago I noticed my guitar making a strange noise when plucking certain strings on certain frets. Watching the issue more closely, I realized that it only happens when I play a C anywhere (e.g. ...
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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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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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Can I use '1 spot - cs6 pure isolated power' to connect these pedals on PedalTrain Nano?

Can I use '1 spot - cs6 pure isolated power' to connect these pedals on PedalTrain Nano? CryBaby Mini Wah CMB-95 Ibanez TubeScreamer TS9DX 9 Friedman Dirty Shirley Mooer Audio Mod Factory MKII ...
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Fingerpicking right hand beginner problems

I just started to try self-learn fingerpicking. I know absolutely nothing about it, but can play some beginner tunes with flat picking. When I try to position the right hand as told in the YouTube ...
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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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How to know what guitar to buy for a C F C F A# D G tuning?

For some months I've been quite obsessed with the sound of some djent metal groups. Bought a 7-string guitar with the largest scale length I could afford along with an 8 string pack, the thickest one ...
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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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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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Guitar sounds distorted only when tone knob is turned on

i've had this Jackson 7 string equipped with EMG's for several years and just got this problem even after changing the 9 volt battery. When i roll back the tone all the way, it sounds clean and fine ...
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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 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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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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Strumming pattern counting

How to count these 4/4 strumming pattern in 4 beats? Also tell me how to count 2/4 ,3/4,5/8 and 7/8 strumming patterns D udud udud du DD UUDD DU D DU UDU
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Why do we use such different picks for guitar and oud?

The oud and the guitar are strung similarly (six strings vs. six courses of strings), and are both played with a flat pick; but the guitar pick is much smaller and flatter than the risha used for the ...
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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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