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Wiring an electric guitar

Asking for my SO: In wiring an electric guitar, how do we make sure to get the right pots for the pick-ups. This is for a passive system, btw. [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess on Jan 10, 2017 - 8 answers

What type of professional am I looking for?

Where should I take my guitars for this stuff? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Aug 16, 2016 - 11 answers

Looking for dark pedal steel guitar

I really like a certain (non-distorted) electric guitar sound which makes use of pitch bend (often pedal steel, but sometimes just a tremolo bar) to create a gothic/apocalyptic mood. It's often heavily reverbed, giving the overall impression that the band is playing wasted at the bottom of a cistern. I'd like to find more songs like this. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Sep 20, 2015 - 12 answers

Teach me about guitar tone and how to acquire it.

I have a 15-ish year-old Mexican Stratocaster and a 5-ish year-old Fender Super Champ XD amplifier. Together this combination sounds... not good. I would like to fix that somehow. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 30, 2015 - 44 answers

I'm just a caveman. Your modern guitar tech frightens and confuses me.

The electric guitar switch in my brain recently flipped itself back to 'On' after 18 years of hibernation, and I'm feeling like Rip Van Winkle. Where and how do the cool kids learn how to shred these days? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Epiphone Les Paul Baritone Guitar

Thinking of buying an Epiphone Les Paul Baritone Guitar (appears to be the same model as the wooden one in back of picture). This is a craigslist purchase which I will see tomorrow. Any advice on what to look for/ask? More questions inside about price and amps and so on. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

I'm looking for a fake cheap guitar from ten years ago

About ten years ago I thought about buying an electric guitar. I remember seeing one I liked the look of, and now I can't find it. I doubt it is the guitar for me, but it is bugging me that I can't find it again. It looked a lot like this, but sloppier and cheaper. [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Sep 25, 2013 - 7 answers

MetalFilter - I know what I like, but not how to find more of it

So, there's a particular flavor of music that I like, but there's a lot of music in its genre that doesn't scratch my itch. Pandora gives me too broad of a variety, and I'm not enough of an aficionado to know the specific subgenre, or labels, to search for. Some examples I like are Wounds by Masterplan, and Starfall by Dragonland. I think my tastes generally fall under "power metal", but a specific variety of it, and I don't have a name for that subcategory. [more inside]
posted by NMcCoy on Aug 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Guitar recommendations, give me yours!

Electric guitar for small hands, help me choose one? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Dec 2, 2011 - 17 answers

y'know, like the Hendrix version of the Star-Spangled Banner.

I'm looking for more songs like this and this - long, wailing, meandering instrumental electric guitar music. Please recommend me some! [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Nov 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Guitar pedal that makes me sound like the band?

Does a guitar FX pedal or computer program exist that let's me plug in, select a song, and then start playing my guitar with the exact FX the original guitarist used?
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 10, 2011 - 11 answers

The Admiral Haddock Experience

I'm getting back into playing my electric guitar. Two questions: 1) how do I tell whether it's worth throwing money at the existing guitar vs. getting a new one (details inside, I'm in Boston); and 2) what's a good effects processor these days (details also inside). [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Help make my musical journey a great one!

As an adult, I'm finally trying to explore my musical side. I'm leaning towards electric guitar and/ or piano. Lots of special details and questions inside! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jan 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Best electric guitar resources?

What are some of the best resources on the electric guitar? Any medium is welcome: books, videos, articles, etc. Money is not an issue; if there's a really good reference that costs thousands of dollars, I'd like to know about it. Collectively, I'd like these resources to cover everything a professional electric guitarist would need to know, from technique (basic and advanced) to related tech (amps, effects units, etc.) to guitar maintenance. Thank you!
posted by archagon on Dec 12, 2010 - 3 answers

A good-sounding, but budget friendly electric guitar for a guitar noob?

What is a good-sounding electric guitar that's easy on the budget? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Oct 7, 2010 - 39 answers

Does Line6 have looper effects pedal software?

I have an old Line6 GuitarPort with Gearbox 3.5 on a Windows laptop. Does anyone know if there is a Line6 plugin or other software available (from Line6 or elsewhere) that I can download to my laptop that will simulate a looper pedal (or a phrase looper as defined by wikipedia ). I'm trying to record the rhythm for a song I like, have it loop and then freestyle the solo on my guitar, all through my computer.
posted by WhereAmI on Mar 25, 2010 - 3 answers

This one goes to 11

When purchasing a vintage electric guitar, what are the primary things I should be looking at to judge quality in terms of both value AND playability? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Mar 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Los Angeles Electric Guitar Repair/Modification?

Best electric guitar repair and modification/maintenance in Los Angeles, preferably close to Downtown or Glendale? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Aug 7, 2009 - 1 answer

Looking for an e-guitar boot camp!

My wife and I are looking for a "boot camp" to learn to play electric guitar. Can you recommend any kind of retreats, workshops camps, schools, that offer intense one- or two-week e-guitar training in a pleasant, vacation-like surroundings? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Aug 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Epi or Gretsch?

Comparing an Epi to a Gretsch. [more inside]
posted by sailormouth on Jan 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Orange County Electric Guitar Repair?

Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Jun 29, 2007 - 3 answers

How does electric guitar composition affect its tone?

Why do different electric guitars have different tones? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Feb 25, 2007 - 12 answers


I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Feb 15, 2007 - 21 answers

Will keeping my effects pedals plugged in reduce their battery life?

Does leaving your guitar effects pedals plugged in (chained) reduce their battery life, or is battery life affected only when you forget to turn them off?
posted by Flem Snopes on Jan 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Why are electric guitar pickups designed the way they are?

Why are electric guitar pickups designed the way they are? Wouldn't it be a lot more effective to run a weak current through the strings and have single coil pickups without magnets? The wiring would be slightly more complicated, but I'd think the increased signal to noise ratio would justify this. I'm assume I'm missing some big drawback or inviability though.
posted by fvw on Feb 15, 2005 - 9 answers

Sharp, twangy-sounding Telecaster pickups?

I just bought my first electric guitar (Fender Telecaster Mexican) and I absolutely love it. Ever the gearhead, I really want to upgrade the pickups to get a better, tailored to me sound. I've searched around to find some kind of guide, but I have come up empty. I'm looking for a really clean, sharp and twangy sound with less extra noisy buzz than I am getting now. Any suggestions/resources?
posted by bakerwc1369 on Dec 10, 2004 - 14 answers

Electric Guitar

Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap, but great sounding electric guitar, say in the $300-600 range? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Nov 24, 2004 - 14 answers

vintage electric guitar appraisal in Los Angeles

Suggestions for getting a vintage electric guitar appraised (and possibly sold) in Los Angeles? (solo inside.) [more inside]
posted by scody on Nov 3, 2004 - 7 answers

Wonderfully Awful Electric Guitar

I'm in the market for a nice, shitty, beautiful, hideous electric guitar. (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt on Sep 17, 2004 - 21 answers

Help me choose an electric guitar.

Any recommendations for buying an electric guitar? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Succa on Jan 9, 2004 - 31 answers

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