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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Electric guitar for small hands, help me choose one? [more inside]
I'm looking for more songs like this and this - long, wailing, meandering instrumental electric guitar music. Please recommend me some! [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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!
What is a good-sounding electric guitar that's easy on the budget? [more inside]
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.
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]
Best electric guitar repair and modification/maintenance in Los Angeles, preferably close to Downtown or Glendale? [more inside]
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]
Comparing an Epi to a Gretsch. [more inside]
Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
Why do different electric guitars have different tones? [more inside]
I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
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?
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.
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?
Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap, but great sounding electric guitar, say in the $300-600 range? [more inside] [more inside]
Suggestions for getting a vintage electric guitar appraised (and possibly sold) in Los Angeles? (solo inside.) [more inside]
I'm in the market for a nice, shitty, beautiful, hideous electric guitar. (More Inside) [more inside]
Any recommendations for buying an electric guitar? [more inside] [more inside]