GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
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]
Where can I get a detachable sheet-music holder for acoustic guitar, similar to the lyres used for instruments in marching bands? [more inside]
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)
What is your favorite cool and relaxing music? [more inside]
Which gauge guitar strings for Drop A# should I use? [more inside]
What connection kit and software do you recommend for amp modeling and recording guitar on iOS? I'd like to plug the guitar into the connector, pick an amp, record stuff, then get the audio files either off the device or into other apps for mixing.
Where can I find the raygun (or one similar to it) that James Iha is using in this video
Who would you see as a seminal guitar player in the early to mid eighties? Totally frivolous question! [more inside]
You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
Fender Starcaster Acoustic: Can you help me find the right tuning pegs? (Picture links inside) [more inside]
Going from acoustic to electric guitar. [more inside]
I'm thinking about getting back to playing guitar after a decade. I never got past the basics the first time around, so I've always wondered about two things: how do experienced guitar players fundamentally see and "know" their instrument (especially where everything is on the fretboard), and what motivated them to keep practicing when they were newbies? [more inside]
What is this musical....thing called? [more inside]
Help me fall in love with the guitar again. [more inside]
Help me learn some union/protest/solidarity songs, please. [more inside]
Can you accurately date this Marshall amp for me and/or give me a rough price estimate? [more inside]
What was that song on NPR (specifically WNYC) this morning? [more inside]
Can anyone out there tell me the chords used in this cover of "Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen? [more inside]
The bass player in my band has this combo amp. It has 2 internal speakers, and an external speaker jack rated for a minimum impedance of 4 ohms. If he wants to hook up an additional cabinet, what does the impedance of the extra cab need to be? [more inside]
Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!" Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre* guitar player. [more inside]
What is this musical technique / style (?) called? Consists of a simple pattern that becomes more complex as the song progresses till it reaches full maturity. [more inside]
I'm travelling to Hawaii this summer and want to spend a couple of days learning ukulele, steel guitar or slack-key guitar in the traditional Hawaiian style. I have some music background so I'm looking for more than just a tourist novelty class. Any suggestions from local experts? [more inside]
Emmylou Harris ordinarily uses a Gibson acoustic guitar, but on some songs (notably The Pearl) she uses a crazy guitar with its lowest string lifted off the fretboard as a drone. Who makes it? Here is a (mesmerizing) video of her playing The Pearl And here is a photo of her playing it. (The pic shows the luthier's mark on the headstock, but I do not recognize it).
Guitarfilter: I am looking to find the best DI (Direct Injection) box for my needs. The most important things to me are: 1.) Active not Passive 2.) Has two outputs, one to USB for PC recording and one (as bypass or as wet) standard 1/4" to feed to amp 3.) Low latency. [more inside]
I would like to learn to play the guitar. I think I would like to start with an acoustic. I have a small (7.5") finger span and slightly damaged left hand. [more inside]
Name that song: from This American Life 149, about 29 minutes in. It sounds like an electric guitar cover of The Beach Boys' "In My Room", but it has no vocals, and doesn't sound like the cover by Grant Lee Buffalo.
Guitar chords for Yiddish song "Margaritkelach"? [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]
Need to learn me some new gittar songs. [more inside]
My son wants to learn guitar; I know how to play, but I'm a righty- he's a lefty. I'm looking for advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
What's the Takamine guitar that Marshall Chapman is playing here, and where can I buy one?
Why do all my valve amps keep breaking? [more inside]
Feed me music! Fast paced acoustic guitar jams and anything related. [more inside]
What are some quality short-scale (22") guitars in the ~$400 range? [more inside]
Help me identify an acoustic guitar [more inside]
I've been learning to play metal guitar for the last couple months, and my guitar teacher asked me to bring some tabs with (preferably relatively easy) lead parts in A minor pentatonic scale. Any recommendations? [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!
I finally figured out the perfect gift to get the boyfriend but am having trouble finding what I want. Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps! [more inside]
Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a guitar teacher in the Fairlawn, Ohio area. Older beginner student, interested in electric blues.
Help me identify this vintage electric guitar I found. There are no discernable markings of any kind, save what appears to be a serial stamped inside the control cavity. [more inside]
I recently saw the Music Tapes perform, and the lead guy played his banjo almost entirely with a violin bow. I ordered this cheap (but new) bow yesterday. Anybody have any tips/experience playing the electric or classical guitar or banjo with a bow? [more inside]
Guitar/Music filter: what handy tools can you recommend to remind you of the songs you can play, for those occasions when you're asked to perform out of the blue and your mind goes blank. [more inside]
My son (8) wants to be Les Claypool. While I can't fault his source of inspiration, I'm not sure starting on the bass is the right way to go--and if it isn't, where do we start? [more inside]
Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later?
Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later? [more inside]
How can I wire a bass so that the volume and tone knobs are bypassed? [more inside]
Help me think of creative-but-cheap-and-easy-to-work-with materials I can use to make a pickguard for my new, cheap, Strat-like guitar. Challenge: I have virtually no access to specialized tools much beyond an X-Acto knife/utility knife, drill, and file. [more inside]