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What is that for a huge bridge on a Les Paul?

It's a wonderbar. The first guitar I had ever saw one on was a Washburn A10 in the mid 80's
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What is causing major humming from my guitar whether plugged into my amp or my computer?

One of the largest causes of hum in a guitar is an internal ground loop or a faulty ground connection. I'm going to break the mold here and say that your problem is most likely the guitar and not your ...
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Why are necks thinner at the nut?

It could be that a tapered neck facilitates fretting, where the neck is more narrow, and plucking/picking, where the neck's taper results in a wider string spacing towards the guitar's bridge.
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Connecting Laney MINI amp with iPhones (Without headphone jack)

Some time has passed since you posted this issue so I assume that you have tested the Mini Laney. The answer you're looking for is in Laney's youtube video. Basically you connect the lightning adapter ...
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Why are necks thinner at the nut?

Do you mean thickness front to back (fretboard to underside), or side to side (top string to bottom string)? Either way, both change from one end of the neck to the other. Several reasons. one is that ...
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How to Solder Twin Core Guitar Cable To Mono Guitar Jack

In a directional guitar cable: core carrying signal is connected to the tip on both plugs core carrying ground is connected to the sleeve on both plugs shield is connected to the sleeve only on one ...
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New guitar nut when changing to a lighter gauge?

I changed from 10s to 9s on my Strat and because of the now-too-wide nut slots, it buzzes like crazy on all open strings.
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Electric Guitar Shielding

It depends. Single coil pickups are by the far the part in electric guitar that is most sensitive to external magnetic fields. Humbuckers are much less sensitive. However, other parts of the circuit ...
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What does the actual difference in sound between different brands of electric guitars come from?

If we ignore things like EQ the major influence on the tone comes from the pickup position, pickup height/action. You get some influence from the pickup design and things like the scale length, and ...
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What does the actual difference in sound between different brands of electric guitars come from?

The main factor will be the pickups. Standard Strats have single coil, while SGs have humbuckers. There's also the placement of pups - 3 on the Strat, two on the SG. The strings will probably be ...
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What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?

Recently I've been wondering the same, i.e. what components have the most impact on the sound of your electric musical instrument rig. I did a bit of research on this and was often surprised at the ...
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