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