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There's fishing wire which is made of metal, and there's fishing line which is just a nylon string and has no metal. The video shows fishing line made of nylon string. Just as fishing line might work as a temporary string on an acoustic guitar, a length of fishing wire might work as a temporary string on an electric guitar. Some brands (and/or models) of ...


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Nylon fishing line is commonly used for African instruments such as the kora and ngoni, as a matter of convenience. Strings were previously leather, but of course nylon is better. Nylon fishing line would also work on the upper strings of classical guitars, with perhaps some issues on string tension if you can't get the right thickness of strings. It would ...


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Doubtful that the fishing line would endure the the "string tension" needed to tune to pitch. For a standard electric pick-up, no. Metal strings are needed. Carry an extra set in a sealed baggie. Keep playing :-)


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Metal, but not just any metal. Both steel-string and classical acoustic guitars generally use metal, such as bronze or silver-played copper, for the windings to add mass and lower the frequency, but they don't have much magnetic metal, so they don't work well with soundhole pickups, which are magnetic like electric guitar pickups. Most electrified acoustic ...


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It won't work, unless you're using a piezo system which induces current from physical vibrations. An electric guitar works because the magnetic field around the vibrating strings induces current in the coils of the pickup. So the strings must have some ferrous content for the EM-induction to take place. It could conceivably work on a guitar like the ...


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Start by re-setting the neck - with lower pitch comes lower tension, so the strings may be affected by the action. A high action will necessitate the strings having to be pressed harder, sending them sharp. Using the 12th fret harmonic is a time-honoured way to check against the fretted 12 pitch. That's of course after putting on a new set of strings, as old ...


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I'm more experienced with Telecasters than Stratocasters, but I see this problem with gauges much higher, such as .013s trying to get into standard-neck baritone territory. I took off the low-Es spring to gain some space, but it seems impossible to have blues-rock post-1982 if you can't intonate a Strat in Eb. Taking it to a luthier for a setup is a ...


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You should send guitar to a professional luthier whenever you want to change tune and/or string gauge, even if it is just half step down or a simple Drop D. Strings have tension, and the truss rod is not the only thing that keeps the strings in tune.


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Get yourself a set of "YellowJackets" and a pair of EL84 tubes. Swap out the EL34 tubes for the above configuration. This will reduce the overall power output and might really sound great with the Hi/Med/Low power switch that amp already has. The EL84 tubes will "break-up" or become over-driven sooner, yet still keep that EL34 British ...


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I've read that in the early years, Buck Owens would use one channel of a Fender Twin Reverb and the lead guitarist, Don Rich, would use the other. I recall, though, that the second channel has a volume drop, which might but be helpful to you.


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For a very small footprint, 2 amp system you could use a couple of iPhones, or tablets, or androids, old, new... whatever. Buy 2 guitar interfaces like Peavey Ampkit. iRig, etc.... Very inexpensive. Download the apps for the said devices, AmpKit, Amplitube, Tonebridge... Tons of options here. (many are free). Run both the signals to a mini-mixer from the ...


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You need to change the thecnique. Chaning hands will only transfer the pain to the other hand. Playing guitar and using computer are one of the biggest sources of Repetitive Strain Injury


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Guitars are four octaves. The A = 440 note is at the 10th fret of the B string. So the whole range is not far. Apx. 80hz to 1000hz. So the low-pass at 500hz-ish you show covers everything except for harmonics. Basic electric guitar uses a passive tone circuit ... no battery ... a resister (the pot), the capacitor and the pickup (the inductor, L) ... R L C ...


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Seeing as the problem is temporarily fixed by moving the switch into another position and back, this is probably a bad contact in the switch itself. You may be able to fix this by spraying some contact spray into it and toggling back and forth a couple of times, or if that doesn't work, dismantling it and cleaning the individual contacts. Or, probably more ...


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I started to write a comment, but it turned out to be too long. Concerning SD page you linked (https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/latest-updates/stop-ignoring-those-knobs). As they turn down the tone knob, the high frequencies always go down. Note the vertical scale is linear, not log (as in dB). As others suggested as well: you make some claims about what ...


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I think this video is a good place to start. It's Tom Morello himself doing a whole run down of his rig and how he makes particular sounds. I don't know if the exact passage in this song is covered, but he really demonstrates a lot of his tricks. At least one important part of it is his kill switch, which you can see him using in this live video. The kill ...


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The 1st is pintch harmonic The 2nd is not. He plucks the string behind the stratocaster guitar nut and uses a Whammy Pedal to increase the note by one octave. Then he pulls the guitar lever (whammy bar)


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That's one of his fun, "nothing to do with a guitar" types of effetcs. Basically he's just using the guitar jack to get a ground hum and a bit of wah and effects to shape the tone. Check out this video which shows examples.


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That's nothing to worry about, it will not cause any issues at all. The important things in a guitar are others: wood resonance, good construction, straight neck, quality pickups and machine heads, well shaped nut, well aligned strings, good string action.


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They are definitely pinch harmonics. The key is going to be to find the correct notes in the left hand, and to find the right partial above the fundamental in the right hand. In other words move your right hand up and down the string to achieve higher and lower pinch harmonics.


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I've seen other players pick above the nut to get sounds that come through the pickup. Also, picking behind the bridge on Jazzmaster-style guitars is a very Sonic Youth/Nels Cline move. I would think you need to go hard to get noticeable vibration in the strings, but I don't know the technique. I am sure that's a Whammy pedal that changes the pitch after the ...


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It looks like pinch harmonics is what you are referring to. It's difficult to explain in text, however you clip the string with your thumb after your pick it and it makes a high pitched screech. This video seems to explain them well:


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I use Elixir Phospher Bronze Nanowebs. I live in Florida where it is very humid so my strings don't rust. Every other brand of strings I have tried eventually does rust.


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The main reason that plugging most electric guitars directly into a computer probably won't work well is that the passive pickups found in most electric guitars have high impedance, and the input that you plug in to should have higher impedance than the output to get a reasonable level of signal. Additionally, if your computer has only a 'line-in', rather ...


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I don’t have a Laney amp, but I do have an (I think) Griffin iPhone/guitar cable that uses the same TRRS connector to send the guitar signal down to the iPhone, where some app (in my case AmpliTube) processed the signal and sends it back on the headphone return. It works great (still) on my old iPad 2. It works with my iPhone 11 & Apple headphone adaptor ...


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In short; yes it is necessary. Firstly, your proposed cable wouldn't work - you'd need one made up specially to go from a regular mono TS jack to whatever socket configuration your laptop uses… Images from CableChick - Understanding TRRS & Audio Jacks You would still suffer from mismatched impedance & levels. Mic inputs do not have the same ...


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