#1
I've been playing acoustic guitar for about a year and a half, and i just picked up my first electric guitar and amplifier, an epiphone les paul and a spider III 120 combo. I've been trying to get a good distorted sound to play solos on, but when i play a note on one string and then another note on another string, i get a really buzzy, muddy sound, unclear sound and its really annoying me. Is this sound due to the stock pickups in my guitar possibly? Or is it something else? thanx cheers
#4
You are playing two notes at the same time? If the notes aren't a fifth interval apart (i.e., power chords), it will sound like that.
Here's an example of a power chord:

e-------
b-------
g-------
d-------
a---7--
E---5--


That's an A power chord (the proper name is A5).
#6
The 9th fret on the G string, so by playing that you'll make the E string vibrate and that'll make the next note sound dissonant. Try muting the E strings - at least the low one.
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#8
Exactly. Distortion exacerbates dissonance, that's why playing even minor chords or 7th chords on a distorted guitar can sound bad.
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