How many of you know how to play guitar i bet i will school you all
Posted by brando the commando 10 years ago
Hello, I have a very cheap Crescent Guitar with a bent neck. I had the idea of trying to turn it into a Ipod music player. The soundhole is roughly 3 1/2 inches. I don't know if the pod will be powerful enough for the speaker. Do i have to buy a small amp?
Posted by Sharpie6 5 years ago
ok, so i'm not a musician by any stretch of the imagination. but i do like to make things out of wood and what nots. so i've decided to make my brother, who plays guitar, a slide guitar for christmas (mostly because of the posts here that show people making them). i went out and bought a $50 pawn store electric guitar (serious pile of crap but all the electronics work) and i've disassembled it. i've got a rough idea of how i'm going to build this thing as far as shape and actual construction of the box etc.. (sort of going for the pool cue box method), it'll basically be a long rectangle with a hinged lid. i've got a basic idea for how i'm going to hold the strings (i'm thinking this is called the nut? or something? dunno, the looped end of the strings) but i'm having a hard time coming up with a way to make it tuneable. i've still got the machine heads from the guitar and i'd like to use those, but i'd ultimately like for this thing to be a 6 string (if he wants to make a 6 string into a 3 or 1 string he just has to pull strings off, but if i make it as a 3 string he can't use it as a 6) and i'd like everything to be contained inside. i can't for the life of me figure out how to mount the machine heads in such a way where the turning handles would be able to still be inside of the box and still be usable. i've thought about maybe zither pins/pegs/whatever the hell they're called, but i've got no idea if those would work. also, i know a lot of the 2x4 slides use a beer bottle under the strings behind the pickups, now that looks neat but does it actually have a function? any help is appreciated
Posted by crapflinger 8 years ago
Hey, I thought if it's possible to add the electronics from a guitar pedal to the guitar itself. It would obviously take some space, but it didn't seem impossible to me. Any ideas, is this even a realistic idea? I must do some more research on how much place it would take and how to wire etc. Any help or thoughts are welcome!
Posted by Henell 10 years ago
Kaoss pad Guitar Midi Controller Kit
Posted by bassman76jazz 7 years ago
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.
Posted by snipegoat 10 years ago
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.
Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago
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
Posted by craig3 10 years ago
Don't know if this specifically needs to go in music but, whatever. for christmas i made my brother a (somewhat poorly constructed) lap steel guitar. seriously, it wasn't that good, but it worked and it was more of a "can i do this project" kind of thing, plus he has a friend who is an ACTUAL luthier so he's going to "redo it".... anywho, i made said guitar using zither pins for the tuning pegs and it got me to thinking. with the zither pins you could theoretcially have a guitar string of any length and use the pin to set that string to any given tone on any particular scale (say the functional length of the string was only 3 inches....you could still theoretically set the tune on that string to a semi permanent desired tone). so, with a bunch of short lengths of various guage strings you could create a guitar music box (probably more of a music barrel but, whatever). now, normal music box has the tone pins (not sure what they're called...but the tuned slivers of metal) stationary along one (or more) fixed planes and a revolving "picking" drum that strikes each pin to make the tone in the order that it needs to be in a piece of music. for whatever reason. so, combine these two ideas and you get a player guitar, or a guitar based music box, whatever. so, obviously this could be acoustic or electric. my personal preference is to lean towards electric, so that's where the question comes in. a normal guitar pickup has 4, 6, or whatever magnets fixed within it's coils so that you can pickup the signal from 4, 6, or whatever strings that are strung paralell(ish) across the guitar. for the music box concept to work (as opposed to a true player guitar that plays across the strings) the individual string pieces (that are all individually tuned etc) wouldn't be able to be parallell to each other like a normal guitar. they'd either be in line on the same plane or spaced out in odd ways (i've got an odd concept for the actual construction...where the strings do the moving and the "strummers" stay put). so, does a single magnet pickup exist? that could just be wired up into the rest of a normal electric guitar's circuitry? or would i have to build such a thing from scratch (and subsequently how would i do that)? would a normal electric guitar's circuitry be able to work the same with more than 6 pickups in play (thinking of a cheap one from a pawn shop...that's what i built the slide guitar from)? also, taking song suggestions and subsequent individual string tuning plans *i do know that there are "better" ways to make a self playing guitar that uses the normal guitar form factor and robotics and such....but this seems more fun. plus, i might make it into a wind powerd thing...electric guitar windchimes anyone?
Posted by crapflinger 7 years ago
Hello hobbyists, teaches. I inherited a broken electric guitar. The head where the tuning keys go was broken off. Now I would like to know if there is a way to fix. I'm open to some ideas. The neck looks great. However, the neck is glued and doesn't detach like a fender guitar. It's an Ibenez guitar. I open to any suggestions on repair.
Posted by lancruz 10 years ago
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.
Posted by Wario 11 years ago
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.
Posted by articlerecord 10 years ago
I've herd the sound and realy like it but just cant bring mself to spend 30 dollars or more for a circut I cold probable make for under 5. Also, has ayone gotten one of those Vox AC30 headphone amps? I'd like to make one of thos too
Posted by spike shadows (secret agent man) 11 years ago
[http://Guitar hero led mod https://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Hero-LED-Mod/]For this project and i need some help quickly so...My questions are: Does this require any resistors with a 9v battery?Wil it work fine with the regular buttons drilled out(I mean, will it shine through)? And is my wiring(below) correct (the step was kind of confusing)?Thanks,Tomonto
Posted by tomonto 10 years ago
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?>!??!??!?!?!!
Posted by mondaymonkey 10 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to build Ruby guitar amp for my brother, but my problem is that I can't find this MPF102 transistor or any of its equivalents where I live. and if I order it online it will cost me as much as a Marshall amp costs. I will appreciate any help or suggestions whether to replace the transistor or modifying the circuit.
Posted by soranblue 1 year ago
Please check out my instructable on customizing your own guitar. I put my instructable in before the deadline. Why isn't it showing up? Seams like if you can't get them out there then you should have a day between entry deadline and voting. Maybe it'll be in there today?
Posted by Vintiquities 9 years ago
I'm a bassist (who started the Bassists of Instructables group) who is considering buying a electric guitar. but i don't want to buy another amp. would playing a guitar out a bass amp damage it, as a bass does to a guitar amp?
Posted by wingman246 10 years ago
Hey guys. I'm new to these forms so please bear with me. I am very new to Instructables and this is my first project. I am currently working on THIS INSTRUCTABLE: https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Guitar-or-iPod-Amplifier-Amp-9v-LM3/?ALLSTEPS All I did is connected all the components as shown in the link. What I decided was to use an aux cable to connect my phone to input jack and connect my computer speakers to output jack. After connecting the 9v battery and connecting phone and speakers, all that happened was that led lighted up slightly and no sound from speakers. The moment I turned the volume of phone to maximum , LED started blinking still no sound. Plz help......:( Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you :) Sorry for bad English...:(
Posted by Angads25 4 years ago
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
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
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
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Does anyone if the instruments included in this package ( http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-Acoustic-Guitar-and-Mandolin-Pack?sku=511194 ) are any good? according to the reviewers they sound pretty good. But it seems too good to be true. For reference, i have some guitar experience, and no mandolin experience, and have been wanting to learn both.
Posted by wingman246 11 years ago
Hello, I'd like to light a bulb by using a guitar as a switch. My problem is I don't know where to plug the guitar into. Is it some kind of switch I have to tweak, or is it some kind of resistor. I've attached an image to explain the electric circuit.
Posted by davcoccio 5 years ago