Questions tagged [guitar]

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Classical guitar techique to play artificial harmonics while striking three bass strings

Is there a technique that would allow me to play something like this? I have my pinky and ring finger free, but i don't know if i could possibly play it with them. I'm just stuck at this point. ...
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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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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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Guitar making a weird sound

In short I've got an electric guitar that makes a buzzing sound when I'm not touching metal, I know it sounds like the thousandth time this has been asked but bare with me, it doesn't go away ONLY by ...
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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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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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Weird Fluttering sound

I have a brand new Jackson JS30, and I am already having issues with a weird fluttering sound when I pull of from 15 to 14, 9 to 8, 8 to 7, etc. I can't seem to find anyone else with this problem, yet ...
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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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A very specific bar chord problem

There are loads of posts about bar chords but this one is a specific problem. So I can bar all strings on each fret without any trouble, not even much pressure, even without using my thumb on the ...
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Hammer-on with no previous note on the same string called “left hand tapping”?

In guitar technique, starting a note by quickly pressing down a string with the fretting hand's finger instead of picking or finger-picking the note is called a hammer-on, and it's notated with 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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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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Gibson les paul standard (2019) 50's neck guitar's unique intonation problem

I recently bought a new non-weight relief Gibson les Paul standard with 50's neck. The guitar comes with an ABR style tune-o-matic bridge. As soon as I played it I noticed that the low "E" and "A" ...
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I want to buy a used aria stg series guitar electric

What are the things that i shoud test on it to see if its a good guitar or no? Like physical shape and the strings and other things
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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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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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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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Having trouble setting up my Line-In from Amp to Interface

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6. I plugged my cable from amp line out to interface line input (3). I can't remember if I plugged my instrument into to the amp or the interface, I'm not getting sound ...
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How to adjust floyd rose tilting forward?

I have been changing strings recently on my electric guitar, which has a Floyd Rose licensed bridge. I had strings on it (dont know which kind) and changed them to SL Alice strings (0.009 etc.). But ...
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Percussive Sound Recording Arrangement

I have Electro-Acoustic, i want to record my guitar in home studio environment. Currently i am using Amplifier and Camera for recording. Problem is that Percussive parts are not sounding great in ...
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How much can we lower the tuning on a classical guitar?

I'm wondering if the following tuning can be used in a regular classical guitar A3 E3 C3 G2 D2 A1 and if so, what set of strings could be used? I'm worried maybe the tension would be too much, but ...
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Do I need some amplifier for my VST instruments Ample Metal Eclipse and Ample Metal Rays to get the tone of Metal?

I want to tune these instruments to get the tone of metal especially metalcore tone. Here is my guitar Ample Metal Eclipse : and here is my bass :
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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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Floyd Rose action way too low

I changed strings and now the bridge is tilted back abd the strings are touching the neck. I've tried turning the screws on the bridge base, but it makes no difference. Do I need a need base plate or ...
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Fender California Series Newporter guitar preamp built-in tuner

I am a new player and I have an electro-acoustic Fender Newporter guitar. This guitar is from what they call their California series and they are all equipped with a built-in preamp with a tuner from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use the right chords when playing guitar tabs?

Some of the guitar tabs contain chord notation which help you how understand how to place your fingers correctly in order to play the song efficiently. However, in most of them there aren't chord ...
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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 ...