Who plays guitar?
Topic by T-man | last reply
Well all of you welcome to my little group, heres our first topic, Should there be an instructible about how to create an amplifier? I think so because they are always expensive to buy, to build one though would be fun as well as useful, now you tell me and everyone else your opinion.
Topic by Wario | last reply
About five minutes ago one of my friends brother told me my friend was annoying him by playing his electric guitar at 7:30PM as loud as he can so it got me to thinking, to make headphones that work on a guitar it couldn't be as simple a swapping the jack right? if i made the cassete player amp instructable and just plugged normal headphones into that, the headphones would work so only the guitar player could hear it right? my music teacher told me that plugging headphones into an amp was a bad idea for some reason so im just using that to try and make headphones for an amp another way
Topic by craig3 | last reply
Phone apps are creeping more into the musical space. Famous musicians have been seen using cell phones with apps to play in their shows. Steffest has combined multiple phones into a guitar and can be seen here playing the results. Now I want to see him add an iPad for the guitar body and make the entire thing touchscreen. via Make
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Im in need of help. My friend has a bass guitar but no amp. And instead of buying one he asked me to figure out a way to let him just plug in his headphones. After glancing around at all the instructables for portable guitar amps I hadnt seen one for just plugging in headphones. SO, I'm asking here in hopes of someone else knowing where an instructable is for this, because I can't find one.
Topic by Robo51 | last reply
My son is building a guitar and has done a great job building the body an old teacher gave him a neck from an old guitar and we ordered a bunch of parts from a web site.Is there a specific distance there should be between the pick ups and bridge and neck? I have searched all over the net but have been unable to find any specifics. he has bought a set of dual humbuckers. any help would be appreciated I will send photo's as it progresses
Topic by guitar dad | last reply
My well-meaning parents bought me a half-size acoustic guitar as I was adding to my collection. Bad news is, it's useless. It not only has no adjustable truss rod but, as far as I can tell, no neck reinforcement whatsoever, so it's slowly turning itself into a slide guitar. The intonation is so far out that, despite all the useful guides, I despair of bringing it anywhere near something playable, even if I knew what key it was intended to be tuned to (it feels close at a G or an A, but it's still so far out it's crazy). Even if I could fix all of the above, the keys are so loose that three seconds of playing loosens the string anyway. Help! What can I use an unplayable guitar for? :D Should I strip it for parts? Should I turn that lovely sound box into a drum? Turn it into a table? I need inspiration! I'm the kinda gal whose favourite guitar was rescued from a sidewalk, so I don't want it to die; but despite its shape, it's not a guitar. :(
Topic by fireflyfae | last reply
Apologies to Wario, we've hijacked your original topic...So here's a new one that (might) stay on topic... Wario's OP: Well all of you welcome to my little group, heres our first topic, Should there be an instructible about how to create an amplifier? I think so because they are always expensive to buy, to build one though would be fun as well as useful, now you tell me and everyone else your opinion.
Topic by gmoon | last reply
I am hoping to buy decent guitar as soon as I have the money. There are a few that I have looked at alot, but I am having a tough time deciding between them. The guitars? An Epiphone Wilshire ($400), a Fender Squier Jaguar ($300), and a Gretsch Resenator ($360) I would love to have any of the three, and Im interested in many types of music. The White Stripes, Primus, Jack White, Cage the Elephant, Nirvana, Cake, The Black Keys, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Tesla, Guns and Roses, and many more. I play both acoustic and electric and I am decent using a slide. Which would you choose? I hope to go to Guitar Center within a couple months to try them out. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Worn-1966-Wilshire-with-Tremotone-Electric-Guitar-106526072-i1819085.gc http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Jaguar-Electric-Guitar-107920662-i2518197.gc http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gretsch-Root-Series-G9200-Boxcar-Round-Neck-Resonator-107623480-i2370633.gc
Question by freeza36 | last reply
I am trying to build a guitar body, and i dont know if laminating the wood for it would work, or just a solid piece. also, what type wood should should i use? and how should i drill the cavities? and how should i mount the pickups?? what type paint should i use? should i use primer? what type of primer?
Question by ski4jesus | last reply
Hello, I am finishing my electric guitar, and i wet sanded and everything, and i heard rumors that you use rubbing compound on the last bit to get it to look good. In the instructable by Gmoon, applying a mirror finish (by hand), it says that he used Rubbing compound, but people keep saying, "I think you mean POLISHING compound....", and i don't know which one to use. I have the guitar all dull looking from wet sanding, and i just need it shiny. What is your outlook on this? Thank you
Question by ski4jesus | last reply
Does anyone know of a guide, or is making a guide, to make your guitar hero controller more like the rock band controller in the way it doesn't click when you "pluck" (?) it. you know flap the lil' tab. that would be so nice . it bugs the crap out of me.
Topic by snipegoat | last reply
Any forum member that needs help playing the guitar or related questions, I will be happy to assist to the best of my knowledge. From Chord structure ,setting up your guitar, Easy fingering for hard chords. etc etc. I have been playing over 50 years nearly 46 as a pro.
Topic by fenderphil | last reply
I tried playing guitar a while back and never kept it up after my buddy took his tube amp back that he had been lending me. Everything sounded so bad on the little one I had left. But if I had one of these I would've never stopped. Steampunk Guitar Amp
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Guitar soloing and improvisation is one of the most expressive types of guitar playing that a musician can learn. It is a showcase of precision, skill, technique, and creativity that blows the mind and leaves awestruck faces in every crowd.A lot goes into perfecting guitar improvisation and all the techniques that can be used in this style of guitar playing. Guitar improvisation requires dedication, patience, time, and practice, practice, practice. This is a very important tip that everyone can teach, even though it may seem redundant and not very advanced. It's wonderful how many people try to grow as musicians without perfecting their skills and practicing their craft daily.Another tip that can greatly better your guitar improvisation is to play along with a CD. Put on one of your favorite CDs and when there is a stop or a bridge somewhere in the song, strum a few chords or a scale in the key of the song over the music playing in the background.You can also learn the chords to the song and play some arpeggios over the changes in the song. Learning how to play arpeggios is a crucial skill to learn to improve your improvisation technique, and if you don't already know how to play them, you should learn them and put them in your arsenal of improvisational tools.Another great tip for guitar improvisation is to try playing chord scales. When you use this method you are simply using chords instead of scales and melodies. The main idea of this is that you are playing a scale with a chord connected to it.One great method to use when you're trying to improve your improvisation skills is to use guitar backing tracks. Guitar backing tracks are great for improvisation because it's like playing with a whole backing band, and allows you to improvise and put into practice all of your skills and tools in putting together awesome leads to go with the track. Playing along to a backing track will also help you to perfect your timing skills and will increase the enjoyment you get from playing along.Another great tip for guitar player to analyze there performance and to make their audience is to useGuitar TablatureIf you are a serious guitar student who has already mastered the basics of chordtheory and the basic skills of guitar playing, then you're ready.
Topic by articlerecord
Don't get me wrong, I love acoustic guitars... But I love a good crazily distorted guitar that almost sounds like a synth. Rage against the machine's guitarist Tom Morello epitomizes that wild sound for me. Most good bands have an instantly recognizable sound and one of the ways a guitarist can distinguish zer self is to use a unique set of pedals. Now you could go buy a set and find just the right setup for your taste... or you can build your own. Best part is, there's no soldering involved:Bevis Boardvia:Make
Topic by lamedust | last reply
I have a super nice looking Aria STG 006, crappy pickups, but nice wood and neck. I have some ideas, and i want you all to respond to my ideas New Pickups--Mighty Mite Pickups Killswitch---Buckhead, need i say more? Make some sort of nice interesting pieces of art on it. New Potentiometers Shielding all the insides (i get hummmmm which i hate with a passion) Any suggestions?>!??!??!?!?!!
Topic by mondaymonkey | last reply
I would like to build my own Guitar Hero guitar using buttons similar to those in the pic but have a clear button for the frets and mount leds under the frets that are lit up as long as the system is on and the controller is plugged in. If it's not possible to do using button switches then I request one for making fret buttons that have leds. Thanks
Topic by evillordnikon
Ok. I'm an absolute noob at soldering. I am trying to fix my drum set that I got for guitar hero world tour because the dumbos at redoctane did a crappy job when they soldered on the wires to the hit sensor for the red pad. I need help trying to figure out how to do this because I dont want my whole drum set to go to waste because of a soldering mistake. But I am afraid ill screw up and permanently damage the sensor. Anyway somebody could help me out? The mod im following is https://www.instructables.com/id/GHWorld_Tour_Drum_Repair/
Topic by Hultsy | last reply
Hi everybody, I'm creating a simple guitar tuner for a project at university. The purpose is just to create a step-by-step guide to it's creation to demonstrate some processes in how they work. Obviously it's going to be more expensive to make than to buy one (unless you happen to own a Taiwanese factory) but it's more about demonstrating some basic electronic principles and providing a basic design and seeing if it evolves with user input. So this is just a general enquiry into community interest. Comments and ideas welcomed. Cheers
Topic by Remulos | last reply
Hello there, I am currently fixing a VOX Wah Wah pedal. The bypass works - the wah wah effect does not. How exactly does one check to see if each individual component is working? Is it by using a multimeter? How exactly can I do that? (I've put in a 9v battery and tried seeing if there was voltage around the circuit, but I think I am doing it wrong.) Can anyone give me some tips? Here is a picture. http://i.imgur.com/LKq0bSY.jpg
Topic by Grizzly_Bear | last reply
Following up on my other thread with soldering, I managed to get my circuit for a distortion pedal all wired up. I've got the clean end working, and nothing at all on the distorted end, but I'm not concerned about that just yet. On the clean end, I get a really annoying buzzing sound, like when you turn the amp on with a cable plugged in with no guitar on the other end. What would be cause of this? Possibly outside interference since I haven't actually put this into an enclosure yet? This is the schematic I followed.. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-overdrive-effect-pedal/step2/The-schematic/ and the sound from my amp is similar to this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUeRLC4z8f4 No, it's not the amp that's the problem because it works fine without the circuit.
Topic by MGZero | last reply