Category: Music

[NEWBIE] Squire Bullet Strat Strings Help

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I have been playing my Squire Bullet Strat for over half a year now and I'm loving it. However, when I got it set, Guitar Center changed the strings out and I didn't ask which kind they put on. My only problems with my Strat is that the G string goes sharp often and when I change the tuning of one string, all the other string change their tuning as well. I didn't have this problem with the stock strings. I was also told if I put strings that were too high of gauge that it could seriously break my guitar so I'm trying to avoid that.

I just want to know what gauge I need to get for my guitar and what brand of strings would be the best for keeping it in tune.

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Source: Guitar

[question]What & how did great-guitarists practice when they practiced "8 hours a day"?

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I've read many stories of guitar greats practicing for 6-10 hours a day when they started learning (EVH, SRV, Buckethead)? However, I have played for a year and can't figure out what or how all these great guitarists practiced and/or played for so long at a stretch?
I seem to play stuff I know, some scales, noodle with some chords and then quit for the day. I always set to practice for a few hours but just don't know how or what I am doing wrong?

I seem to be good for about an hour, but I have a theory that the more you improve as a guitarist the more stuff you can practice and have stuff to improve upon, therefore you can practice for long stretches…so maybe I'm just too new to practice longer.

Thanks for any advice. Is there a system or structure I am missing out on that they knew?

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Source: Guitar

Need a step-up from my current amp

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I am positive this has been asked before so I'm probably going to delete this soon.

The current amp is just a basic Silvertone BAXs bass amp, I got it back in 2010, it's the only amp i've had. The sound has really dulled and it starts to buzz really loud whether the tone is all the way up or down, or if I'm standing far away from it or close.

So, I need maybe a more intermediate amp. Or, not even that, just one with clearer sound and more options or EQ maybe? Seems even the EQ on this amp isn't as fresh as it used to sound.

Sorry for all the details, I just want to get the best possible results I can. Thanks everyone.

TL:DR: Amp going bad, need a step-up from my very basic amp

EDIT: Just asked some friends, they said I should put a new battery in it. But, honestly, I just know how to play the thing, I really am quite clueless to the mechanics inside of it. Tried doing some looking online, not really some clear answers. How can I do this? Is it something with my pickups or…?

This is gonna be a learning experience for me… lol.

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Source: Bass

[QUESTION]Do you guys know the notes of every fret and strings on the guitar?

Okay so, I play guitar for 6~7 yrs now, and I've never bothered to understand music theory, all I did was copy songs I liked. But recently I've been trying to learn how to play keyboard, and I was pretty fuckin' scared with the idea that I had to know every note that I'm playing and their relations to each other so I could make like chords or melodies, instead of having like power chords, or formed scales that I could play frets without knowing any notes. So my question is, like in keyed instruments, do you, more experienced guitar player, actually think of every note that you play when you improvise? cause it seems like an impossible job to me.

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Source: Guitar

Fump question

I bought a fump a while ago and thought it would be convenient to just clip it to my strap when Im not using it but now the area it was clipped to my strap doesnt have any more fuzzyness. Is there a way to fix this or is there a return policy with fump?

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Source: Bass

Best strings for a J Bass

I have a Fender P bass with I think Nickel alloy coil strings (or something like that) which I feel gives it a really nice bright but punchy signature P bass sound. I also have a Fender J Bass that has flat wound strings which I feel makes it sound a little too warm. Any suggestions for strings that are not quite as warm but are also not Nickel wound? I don't want to just get the same strings that my P bass has so I'm looking for strings that really bring out the J Bass tone.

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Source: Bass