I'm trying to get my guitar/synth configuration working -- a project I've been at for YEARS. I finally have everything but still cannot get it to work. I think I need the right cable configuration (from the pedal to the synthesizer) to connect my Hagstrom Patch 2000 guitar and pedal to my Arp Odyssey III. But I'm not sure what that configuration is. [more inside]
LongShotFilter: I once was in a music store in Northern California and while waiting for a friend I picked up a mini acoustic guitar which was selling for around $75-150 (I think) in order to pass the time. To my great surprise, I loved the feel and sound of this cheap small guitar, and would have bought it at the time but was broke. Now I need to find it again... [more inside]
Please help me identify this old Gibson guitar. What is the model? http://tinyurl.com/2wxccjj
What are some of the best guitar riffs of the 21st century? [more inside]
Some guy is selling a guitar that belongs to me on his website, in Dallas. I am in Los Angeles. The guitar has been missing since 2005, when a con-man borrowed it from me who subsequently sold it to pay off the mafia or something. I didn't realize I had been duped for a long time. I was stupid and shouldn't have trusted him. He was impossible to get a hold of and strung me along for months and disappeared but I didn't file a police report because I didn't think they'd be able to find the guitar. Now I just want the guitar back, and I know I have the legal right to it. So what do I do? file a civil suit? call the police in Dallas? [more inside]
I've been playing acoustic guitar for a bunch of years now (and am so-so at it). I really like those transitional moments between chords -- stuff you can throw in to make just strumming along a bit more interesting; things like the turnaround in Alice's Restaurant, but even really simple things like -- starting on a D chord and leading on the low e string 0-2-3 to get to a G chord. What are your favorite little phrases like those? Or, alternatively, do those have an official name I can google? Or, alternatively alternatively, any good websites or books for that kind of thing? Oh -- I mostly play with a pick, so I'm more interested in phrases you can play that way.
My roommate and I wish to host a karaoke night, where I play guitar and he plays piano. What songs should we play? [more inside]
Will my guitar be OK in the trunk of my car for a few days in long-term airport parking? [more inside]
I have a nice Telecaster. Trouble is, I like making surf sounds. Would I ruin it by fitting a Bigsby or some other tremolo?
Is it worthwhile to learn blues on a classical guitar? [more inside]
Can a guitar amplifier ruin every speaker cabinet it gets plugged into? [more inside]
Can I learn how to play the banjo via the guitar? How? [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.
How do I get rid of this horrible, high-pitched feedback? [more inside]
This year I have been accidentally discovering the hard rock in the 70s that for some reason escaped me. The latest discovery is Jetliner by Steve Miller, thanks to Noah Baumbach. Despite writing about music, I am not exactly sure what I am looking for... [more inside]
Can someone help me identify what combination guitar effect pedals are being used to create the shimmering electric guitar swells littered around this clip (skip to about 1:02) [more inside]
Please suggest some songs that I could play on a guitar in D tuning. [more inside]
What instrument is Neko Case playing in this photo?
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]
Beginner bass player looking for musicians to aspire to and music to be inspired by. Name me your favorite songs with a wicked bass solo, and bands driven by a heavy melodic bass line. I'm especially interested to hear about female singers accompanied by only her bass as well. Thank you!
Easy one... does anyone know what kind of guitar Charlie Bereal plays? Here's a clip of it on a AOL Session jam with Jamie Foxx. Thanks!
Guitarfilter? I have a Charvel Surfcaster from the mid-90s that I need to sell. While I could just put it on ebay and see who's looking, I live in New York and figure there must be great local dealers who would be interested. Any New York guitar playing mefites who can recommend a good place to check with? Any luck selling your own gear?
Song to sing along to at our wedding? Lots of requirements inside are making us stuck. [more inside]
I really like the music in this Ibanez advertisement. Can you recommend similar music? Song/CD recommendations would be most helpful, but artist suggestions would not go unappreciated. And I guess it would help to know what genre(s) I should try listening to.
I'm an okay guitar player. How can I become a good one? [more inside]
Any recommendations for songs played in open guitar tunings? [more inside]
Ukulele players: Is this a more finger-friendly instrument than the guitar? [more inside]
Objectively speaking, was Jerry Garcia a great guitar player? [more inside]
MusicianFilter: I accidentally broke the headstock off my neighbors Vacarro 5 string bass (Don't ask...lets just say it was a late night session). I’m looking to replace the neck, but cannot find anyone who can get a 5 string Vacarro neck. Anyone have any suggestions? I’m in the NY metro area.
What's the best way to display my collection of ASCII guitar chords and tablature on my iPhone? [more inside]
After an unexpected windfall, I have around $500 to spend on a five-string electric bass. I haven't purchased a bass in over 20 years. Help! [more inside]
What's the best soundcard to record guitar and voice on a mac under $1000 CAD? [more inside]
What's the best non-in-person way to learn guitar? I'm looking for either web-based lessons or a DVD. [more inside]
What to do with a broken guitar? [more inside]
I have 15-20 minutes to spend on guitar a day, every day. How should I use this time? [more inside]
Urgent guitar tweaking help needed! I want to fix my brother's guitar before he goes back home in the morning... [more inside]
Guitar filter: Will worn-out peg holes affect the intonation of a steel string acoustic guitar? If so, what should I do? [more inside]
Is there a way to earn revenues through our guitar lesson videos online? [more inside]
Can I get my guitar fixed so that my G string is in tune with the other strings both when fretted or free-ballin? [more inside]
My Secret Santee is a Bossa Nova Guitarist. Help me find a couple of CDs that will surprise and delight him. [more inside]
Want to learn to play the guitar. Recently discovered the guitar I have is classical, not western acoustic. Can I still learn how I want? And other questions from a non-musical dreamer. [more inside]
Guitar identification... [more inside]
That guitar bend technique where, with distortion on, you bend a string up to meet the pitch of an adjacent string...what's that called? [more inside]
What is the music playing here? Who is the guitarist?
My band does a great cover of St. James Infirmary Blues. What else should we do that's in the same vein? [more inside]
Help me be a standup guy ... with a guitar. [more inside]
Can people recommend diagrams and electronic guitar tuner gadgets to help a 12 year old tune a guitar? [more inside]
Where can I find .gp4, .gp5, or .ptb tab files (preferably free) ... because they work with this awesome guitar iphone app thing I just impulse-bought! Although, if there is an amazing outlet, I'd pay a membership. Don't want to buy them piecemeal though. [more inside]
I play bass guitar. I'm not bad at it. In fact, I'm quite good. How do I get auditions to start playing for touring musicals and the like? (and do I stand a chance?) [more inside]