Questions tagged [guitar]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you memorize the modes of the melodic minor scale on guitar?

I'm looking for ideas to memorize the 7 positions of the melodic minor on the guitar fretboard. Any suggestions? Is there a way to map each pattern to a chord shape? Or a way to quickly visualize 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 does [2 whole steps down & b flat down] mean for the guitar?

I know two steps down is C tuning, but what does the "b flat down" mean?
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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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Pinky finger cracking while playing guitar

While exercising my pinky at playing the guitar I noticed a huge problem which I am not able to find on the internet. My pinky kind of cracks when trying to bend it from its flat state. I tested it on ...
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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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Low-fret string buzz

So Ive had an EVH Striped Series guitar for about an year now and I'm now starting to learn about truss rods and intonation and I've noticed some things recently. First, the low frets seem to buzz ...
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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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Electric Guitar Shielding

Is shielding in an electric guitar necessary if you only have humbucking pickups in it? Also, would this be still useful if the guitar is chambered and the electric cavity is open to the inside of ...
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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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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 ...