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Gillian Welch without David Rawlings?

I love Gillian Welch's songs and her voice, but I really dislike David Rawlings' guitar-playing. Are there any substantive recordings of Gillian Welch playing solo, without Rawlings accompanying her? [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Jun 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Monitor speaker recommendations

In an effort to simplify my system, I'm looking for some straightforward monitor speakers to use with an Alesis MultiMix. Specific details? [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Jan 31, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me shred with confidence.

New musical opportunities have arisen and I need to find my confidence when playing lead guitar. What are the top tips for playing with a confident and casual attitude? Should I be taking note of any lead guitar players in particular for inspiration? A collection of snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by sapien on Jan 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Wood Inlays on a Guitar

So, my wife has purchased an acoustic guitar, and plans to try her hand at inlaying a rosette around the hole on the soundboard. Have any of my fellow mefites tried something of this sort, and if so, could you share your knowledge / words of wisdom? [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess on Jan 18, 2014 - 11 answers

A guitar and a bottleneck. Amplifier optional.

There are a couple of scenes in the 1986 Walter Hill film Crossroads in which Eugene's character plays some really bluesy, laid-back, heavily-reverbed slide guitar. I really love this kind of blues guitar. Unaccompanied (by vocals or other instruments), haunting, chilled-out. Can you recommend similar performances? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Do I have to return this guitar amplifier?

I bought a used Roland Cube 60 guitar amplifier online. It seems okay for my purposes except every so often the signal falls out. I'm intending to return it but wonder if perhaps this sort of signal loss is to be expected with a used amp of this sort, in which case I might hang on to it. Some more details inside. [more inside]
posted by bertran on Sep 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Any thoughts on acoustic basses?

Over the weekend, I was blindsided by a powerful urge to buy an acoustic bass guitar (not stand up bass), mostly for noodling around the house without plugging in my electric or an occasional acoustic jam with friends. Can you give any buying advice or perspectives? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Guitar filter: What are the chords for this cover of Santa Fe by Beirut

This guy has the only worthwhile acoustic cover of Santa Fe by Beirut on Youtube. This tab sounds really wrong to me. The first two chords in the progression (F# and B) are good, then I'm like, whaaa? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Classic tones for less

I've been wanting a Strat for years. More recently, I have been enjoying Les Paul sounds as well. I'm trying to decide if I should take the plunge and buy a Fender Strat made in America. What seems more appealing is to buy two cheaper guitars. Many people like the Yamaha Pacifica and the Squire classic vibe 60's as alternatives to the Strat. I don't see many alternatives to the LP, other than Gibson's cheaper lines. In any case, I'm looking for recommendations for both. I know people will say just play a bunch of guitars to see what you like, but it takes me 6-12 months to know if I like an instrument.
posted by DTHEASH1 on May 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Is that a tenor guitar in the Pistol Annies' 'Family Feud'?

In the Pistol Annies' track 'Family Feud', there's an instrument I can't identify. I think it might be a tenor guitar with a lot of reverb? [more inside]
posted by signal on May 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Thicker strings on a Tenor Guitar

Can I use higher gauge strings on a Tenor Guitar? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Mar 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Name that Song, Acoustic Edition

Yesterday I heard this song in a Chipotle, but I regularly hear a snippet of it on some NPR (specifically WGBH, Boston) program. A link to my sluggish GarageBand interpretation is attached; the actual song is at a much, much faster tempo. I don't remember any vocals. http://www.watzatsong.com/en/name-that-tune/366507.html What's it called?
posted by Seeking Direction on Jan 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Amp modules look great, but how would I use them?

I have just come across a business that modifies existing guitar amp modules, (based on Randall MTS modules) which is interesting and neat (see here for an example of them in an interview with Billy Corgan). However, what I don't understand is how I would use one of these in my own rig. They are, but how would I hook them up? Could I use one to drive a speaker cabinet? Do they need to be in an enclosure? Basically, how would I use one of these modules?
posted by awfurby on Nov 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for music book author Roger Edison

As a favor for a friend I'm trying to find contact information on Roger Edison, who has written or edited a number of guitar and music books for Alfred over the years. Most of his books are long out of print, unfortunately. Web searches have proven fruitless and I was unable to get anything useful from Alfred themselves. He has been producing books since at least the 70s but I've only actually been able to get my hands on one and there was no information on the author in it. Any pointers to either Edison himself or where I might want to look would be appreciated.
posted by tommasz on Nov 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Japanese translation help in guitar search

I've been looking for a certain guitar (a Yamaha SG 3000) and have lately been looking on Japanese web sites to see if I can have one shipped from there. I've found one I like the look of, but Google Translate isn't being particularly helpful. Could anyone translate the description for me? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Nov 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Live acoustic party music

Looking for a list of old-timey popular standard songs to play (guitar/banjo/mandolin/harmonica, etc) with friends in the living room while we drink beer and let the kids jump around. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Would crazy glue work?

I have a question about a crack in the body of an acoustic guitar. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 17, 2012 - 10 answers

What do these songs have in common, and where can I find more like them?

I'm an huge Everlast fan. Finding others songs or artists that are like his rap-heavy songs is easy; please help me find more like his acoustic guitar-heavy songs. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Name That Song

Identify this song please! I'm making a mixtape of songs with distinctive vocal flourishes and there's a snippet going through my head that I just can't place. This song's building to a crescendo and the singer yells "Whoo!" followed by three piano chords that sound almost like percussion (bum! bum! bum!) before continuing on. [more inside]
posted by psoas on Oct 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Acoustic Guitar Shopping Filter

Does anyone make something like a Yamaha APX Thinline but with a thicker neck? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Aug 21, 2012 - 4 answers

They call me Ol' Dainty Fingers Jefferson

What's a good bass for a person who plays a short-scale guitar? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 1, 2012 - 13 answers

The bassline to Fascination Street will no doubt invade my dreams

Guitar stores in New York City. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on May 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Practicing is a pain in the...finger?

Is this pain in my first ring finger knuckle from guitar playing normal? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on May 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Best way to record acoustic guitar songs?

What's the best way to record acoustic guitar songs? [more inside]
posted by StephenF on May 1, 2012 - 8 answers

I want a TOUGH guitar!

I need an acoustic guitar to incorporate into an art installation. It'll be played roughly (by machines!), rest at an odd angle for years in conditions of unknown temperature and humidity, and be tuned only occasionally. What guitar should I get that won't crack, warp, or otherwise disintegrate under this treatment? Durability is more important than beauty or tone quality. I'm sure an electric guitar would be tougher, but I'd like to stay acoustic if possible. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Apr 28, 2012 - 19 answers

I have 3 months off coming up. Think I can get decent at guitar?

I have 3 months off coming up. Think I can get decent at guitar? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Feb 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Beginner fingerpicking songs?

I'm looking for songs that will help me incorporate fingerpicking into my guitar practice. What are some good songs to start out on? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Feb 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Easy love song for guitar

Need a love song that's easy to sing and play on the guitar. [more inside]
posted by robverb on Jan 22, 2012 - 19 answers

the grungy "dun dun da dunna dun da dunna da da ... yeah" song from the 90s

Song. Early to mid 1990s. On the UK radio all the time, especially Atlantic 252. Vaguely grunge sounding, with a "dun dun da dunna dun da dunna da da" guitar riff, followed by a pause, then a quiet/bored sounding "yeah". What was it?
posted by scruss on Jan 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Acoustic guitar with electric pickups?

Is Tracy Chapman's guitar in this video (best shots are in the first 10 seconds) a custom jobbie, or is an acoustic with electric pickups a thing that can be bought off the rack? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Dec 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Acoustic guitar for absolute beginner

Recommendations for an acoustic guitar (Yamaha, < $200) on which to learn to play? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Dec 7, 2011 - 16 answers

My music-loving kids need more help than I can give.

My 13 year old wants a bass guitar for Christmas. People who have some idea about musical instruments, please tell me what I should be looking for in a beginner bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Nov 20, 2011 - 41 answers

Not Moonlight Sonata...

What is this classical song (short clip on guitar inside)? [more inside]
posted by 3FLryan on Oct 16, 2011 - 3 answers

What's this riff?

Can you help me identify this guitar riff? I have a feeling it might be Roy Harper, but I can't find the track (and I haven't heard it for 30 years...) [more inside]
posted by MinPin on Oct 14, 2011 - 11 answers

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations.

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Aug 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Searching for guitar ensemble 'From Hell" ???

Music Filter: Trying to find composer and video for guitar ensemble which produced music 'that sounded like it came directly from hell" I'm trying to track down the name of a composer who I read about a few years ago. He crowdsourced guitar players of all skill levels (via open audition calls, and newspaper adverts), and then created a guitar orchestra. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Aug 7, 2011 - 4 answers

There are only so many model numbers...

Looking for the specific model of an Ibanez RG guitar before I sell it. Pictures inside! [more inside]
posted by roobot on Jul 24, 2011 - 5 answers

What music theory stuff is going on here?

What music theory stuff is Yngwie Malmsteen having a hard time explaining about his composition "Arpeggios from Hell"? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jul 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Where are the local music stores in Houston?

Houston Filter: Where are the local music stores hidden? [more inside]
posted by BuffaloChickenWing on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Guitar History Detective?

About 20 years ago while working at a guitar store, a guy sold us his stuff, and in the case was a piece of weirdness. A small black plastic box called the "Geraci Keetaar Converter" It has six keys, with corresponding felt tipped hammers below, and is mean to be mounted to the top, and over the neck of the guitar, and allow you to use the hammers to sound the strings instead of your fingers or a pick. Tried it once, and it was sort of a neat effect. The only other info is it says "Norwood Company, Morton Grove IL. Patent Pending" I have never been able to find any info on this thing, nor the company. Has anyone even HEARD of this particular piece of wonderful weirdness?
posted by timsteil on Jul 9, 2011 - 11 answers

What rock song is this?

Help! What guitar-filled rock song has the lyrics "won't tell a soul" as the refrain, I think? It is a male singer - I couldn't tell if the song was old or new. My Goog-itsu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by rakim on Jul 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I use a bass with a guitar amp?

Is it true that I can't use a bass with a guitar amp? Why or why not? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Jun 28, 2011 - 11 answers

You Got It?

Someone please explain the chord structure/key change/whatever in Roy Orbison's 'You Got It' [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits on Jun 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Strat in the Attic

Which guitar amp should I buy? Requirements: small, all tube, nice tone at low volume. [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Jun 18, 2011 - 13 answers

How to get a custom display case built?

How should I go about finding someone to build a custom guitar display case? [more inside]
posted by DigDoug on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Antiques Road Show, Guitar edition, Metafilter-style.

Please help me identify this old flat top guitar for my brother. [more inside]
posted by fings on Jun 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Pants On Fire (Hopefully Soon)

Where can I get a detachable sheet-music holder for acoustic guitar, similar to the lyres used for instruments in marching bands? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on May 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Xylophone in How Soon is Now?

I'm doing a song analysis on this awesome song, but I can't nail down one of the instruments. It appears around 3:15 into the song, and also at the end. I'm figuring its either a xylophone or a synth. Anyone care to shed some light (that will never go out)
posted by bodaciousllama on May 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Cows with Guns

What is the guitar strumming pattern for the Dana Lyons song "Cows With Guns"? [more inside]
posted by Long Way To Go on Apr 11, 2011 - 3 answers

The Edge is not on the White Page

Who would you see as a seminal guitar player in the early to mid eighties? Totally frivolous question! [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Apr 7, 2011 - 62 answers

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