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The point isn't volume - several 12 string guitars I've had have been no louder than the 6ers. Doubling of strings isn't actually it. It's only the top two which are doubled. The lower four are actually octaves, making the highest string the octave G - 3 semitones higher than the open top strings. When playing on the bottom strings, then, instead of single ...


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The point is to hear courses of strings doubled either in octaves or unisons. It doesn't matter if it's electric or acoustic, you will hear the doubled strings. I don't think there will be much difference in volume. Actually, my impression is 12 string isn't as loud, because you can't "dig" the pick into the strings to strum as hard. There is less ...


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While digital effects are cost-effective, I personally prefer some inexpensive stompboxes. The reason is that with a stompbox it's very easy to turn some knobs and immediately hear how it changes your tone, whereas with a digital multi-effects you need to go through digital menus and you miss the immediate response. I would recommend getting yourself some ...


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I initially voted for closing because this sounded like asking for product recommendations, but on second thought, this is a relevant question and answerable. There are so many different types and categories of guitar effects, a beginner cannot possibly know which way to go and what the effects actually do in practice. By getting a cheap digital multi-effect ...


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I know your question is about pedals, but that might not be what you actually want to look at. But the clean tone of my guitar discourages me so much I want a bit of punch and crunch. The Frontman has a built in Overdrive which helps, but what else could I look at? The first thing I thought of when I read your question is that you should strongly consider ...


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Use whatever you can - left hand fingers that are free, right hand free fingers, palm, as much as possible. Using left hand fingers can work quite well, with the exception that there's always the possibility of producing harmonics. And let's face it, damping/muting is needed more when playing at higher volumes, which is when harmonics are trying to escape. ...


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I will not point to brands, but general types of pedal: A one point or another, you'll want a distortion or an overdrive. Unless you stay within very specific styles, you will want one of these for sure and distortions are pretty much the first pedal that most guitarists get. Delays and Reverbs will make your sound more rich and can be nice to have at the ...


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There isn't a definitive answer, because effects make tone, and tone is very personal. But, there is a standard order to the pedal chain and typical pedals. IMO a basic set up, in chain order, is: compressor > overdrive > delay > reverb A compressor will help with sustain. Electric guitar normally has a weak sound with a very fast decay. Compression ...


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To me it sounds like a lot of compression, very intense EQ that boosts the high mids and cuts everything else, and a dramatic lack of reverb. I agree that the general vibe is "intentionally crappy recording" which is a very popular production effect - going back to the intro acoustic guitar on Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (which I think was just ...


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The only way to not be a beginner is to try and practice these techniques. The technique you describe is one of many and no technique IMO is a purely beginner technique while others are "advanced". All techniques require diligent practice to master so just try and take your time.


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As others have said, volume isn’t the point. A 12-string guitar, whether acoustic or electric, is meant to achieve the chorus effect. Think about what a chorus pedal does. It delays the sound and mixes it with the original signal. It also detunes the signal and mixes it with the original signal. If it’s stereo chorus, it will mix up the detuned and delayed ...


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If the pitch is getting lower, you will need to tighten the coils in the back of the guitar with a screwdriver. You will have to do some experimentation until you find the sweet spot that balances the tension between the front of the guitar caused by the strings and the tension on the back caused by the coils. They will probably need to be adjusted as well ...


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I've had guitars - acoustic, electric and basses all hanging from headstock hooks for many years. Not had any problems with any. In your situation, I'd have a lightweight sheet, probably shaped in some way, to keep the dust off, but make it moments from lifting off the wall and playing. Not used the sort in the pics, but can't really see advantages over ...


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Wide Range, like the pickups in the 70s Fender Deluxe? Going by the Wikipedia page, you don't lose as much high end with them, but they require more winds and are bigger than PAF-based ones. For years, you could get ones from Fender that look like the 70s pickups, but they didn't have the CuNIFe magnets and didn't sound the same. I read online that only a ...


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Completely agree with Tim above. In case a helper sheet may be of use, here is my mine listing the modes, keys and chords. HTH - catz


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This may well be perceived as a dupe - there are already lots of similar questions on this site. However - you consider A Dorian. Let's look at the notes from A dorian. A B C D E F♯ G. The chords for the song are A C G and D. There's certainly a 1 and 3 from each of those chords in the whole mode - C&E, G&B, D&F♯, but it doesn't bode so well for ...


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These are all production choices that intentionally compress the crap out of the guitars and set the track to mono. Essentially, the audio engineer manipulated the tracks to purposely sound bad to create a specific kind of contrast the band wanted. You could get close to this by: Using a terrible amp like a Line 6 Using way more treble than normal on your ...


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Your second photo makes it very evident what the problem is - the pivot point shout be on the neck of that screw, not against the thread, and it should be screwed properly in to the body of the guitar. I have highlighted the problem here: With the blade pivoting on the screw thread, turning it will just grind away the metal, and will not adjust the height. ...


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I have the same problem, with both LPs and Strats. I like the feel of Fender extra heavy small (jazz) picks, but the problem is horrible with the extra heavys. For me it's bad when playing loud, whether I'm using distortion or not. A compression box seems to help, but I also think practicing at high volume is helping me modify my string attack to reduce ...


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I know this question is ancient, but I played as my main guitar for several years, a G&L Legacy modified with a Speedloader bridge and nut, and I loved it. To this day I am dismayed that Floyd Rose ditched the entire enterprise. You had great tuning stability without the need for Allen wrenches or the need to master the zen of tuning slightly below pitch ...


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