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Who invented the 6 string electic guitar?
« on: 17/01/2008 00:14:54 »
Just wondering since I've gotts one.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 17/01/2008 04:03:08 »
wasn't it Adolf Rickenbacker?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/01/2008 12:22:38 »
I never heard of him.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/01/2008 16:47:40 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker Guitars were used by John Lennon who was part of a beat combo in the 60's.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/01/2008 21:31:46 »
Thank youu for the answers.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/01/2008 01:28:20 »
Is an electrical stringed instrument with 4 strings a guitar? Or a banjo, violin, viola, etc.?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/01/2008 01:30:30 »
The only one I know of the top of my head is a Electric Bass Guitar



Its got bigger strings that make the sound lower of course. Its just mainly to keep a beat.

I'm not sure about any other electric 4 stinged intruments
 

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« Reply #8 on: 21/01/2008 23:09:23 »
Alright noww who invented the gutiar PICKS?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 23/01/2008 11:48:53 »
Its just mainly to keep a beat.

I know a lot of bassists who would strongly disagree with that comment!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 24/01/2008 01:56:20 »
Yes, but its true. Only a few times can you actually HEAR the bass and let alone let it have a good rythm, its possible, but I see it very rarely
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/02/2008 08:30:26 »
Yes, but its true. Only a few times can you actually HEAR the bass and let alone let it have a good rythm, its possible, but I see it very rarely

Absolute twaddle!

Listen to McCartney, John Entwhistle (The Who), Mark King (Level 42), Flea (RHCP), Roy Babbington (Soft Machine), or great session bassists such as Herbie Flowers or Louis St Brown. Or, for the best ever, listen to ME on my amazing track "I Love My Jem 7"  :D

In theory, any type of stringed instrument can be electric (although I've never come across an electric sitar or balalaika).

Various people have patented different types of guitar pick but I don't think anyone in particular is credited with having invented the very first one. Picks were used in medieval times (made from shell or wood) to play lutes etc. I don't know if they were used in places like ancient Rome or Greece, but there is no reason why they shouldn't have been. I seem to remember hearing that they were used thousands of years ago in China - but I wouldn't swear to that. As such, it's unlikely you could ever track down the first person to ever use 1.
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« Reply #12 on: 06/02/2008 21:51:22 »
To add to my list of bass players:

Kool (Kool And The Gang)
Sly Stone (Sly And The Family Stone)
Nile Rogers (session bassist, producer and creator of the Philadelphia sound)
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/02/2008 16:58:12 »
heres some to add to the list

Frederic Leclercq -- dragonforce

phoenix -- linkin park

Ryan Kienle -- matchbook romance

 

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« Reply #14 on: 11/02/2008 19:57:42 »
We haven't yet mentioned that maestro of the electric bass Sgt. Floyd Pepper - the bass player in The Muppet Show!  :D
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« Reply #15 on: 11/02/2008 22:30:03 »
But... back to the original question.

No-one really knows who invented the electric guitar. Adolf Rickenbacker was the self-proclaimed "Father of the electric guitar", but there are others who also lay claim to having invented it.

George Beauchamp was a guitarist who played Hawaiian music. He is said to have made the first electric guitar on his dining room table.

Lloyd Loar, who worked for Gibson, developed a pickup as early as 1923. This type of pickup was used on the first commercially advertised electric guitar which was made by Stromberg-Voisinet in 1929. In 1933 Loar himself began marketing electric guitars under the Vivi-Tone label.

Les Paul began experimenting with electrical amplification of guitars in 1929.

Rickenbacker made the first commercially viable electric guitar. The company was founded by George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker. This guitar was an electro-Hawaiian guitar that resembled a banjo with its round body (it was named The Frying Pan). The pickup, made by Beauchamp, consisted of 2 U magnets placed together to form an oval with the strings running through the middle. The coil was placed under the strings.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 08/07/2008 22:58:05 »
Is an electrical stringed instrument with 4 strings a guitar? Or a banjo, violin, viola, etc.?

Banjos rely upon the skin stretched across the top to get their characteristic timbre and envelope, so a solid banjo wouldn't really work.  Banjos have been 'electrified' though, both by using piezo bridges or by attaching contact mikes to the skin.  Violins & violas etc. are bowed instead of plucked, but otherwise they're the same as guitars.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 11/11/2008 21:21:08 »
you may want to take a look at jet harris on youtube, he's probably the greatest precision abassist of  all time
 

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« Reply #18 on: 11/11/2008 22:01:19 »
This man
 

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« Reply #19 on: 12/11/2008 16:28:33 »
wasn't it Adolf Rickenbacker?
I never heard of him.

Never heard of the Rickenbacker?

For you Americans, it was the favourite of John C Fogarty (Credence Clearwater Revival)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 13/11/2008 01:40:10 »
Indeed, so it's rather strange that in nearly every photo of him he's playing Gibson Les Paul.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 13/11/2008 10:31:02 »
how do you rate Billy Sheehan as a bassist? He seems to have gained a lot from Mr Vai.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 16/04/2011 22:58:00 »
The first 6 string electric guitar "solid body"
Wasn't Less Paul,, though close
George F and Leo of Fender beat em to the punch!
It was a tele for the most part,, square head stock, and only I single coil pickup
in the lead position.... Prototype started in 1939, delivered 1940
they changed to which is now the same headstock , before production
In 1941, using the name broadcaster,, they were forced to change the
Name to the Telecaster,,, adding a lipstick pickup in neck position,, at this time in
Late 1941 , the less Paul was revieled
 

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« Reply #23 on: 17/04/2011 00:06:22 »
But... back to the original question.

No-one really knows who invented the electric guitar. Adolf Rickenbacker was the self-proclaimed "Father of the electric guitar", but there are others who also lay claim to having invented it.

George Beauchamp was a guitarist who played Hawaiian music. He is said to have made the first electric guitar on his dining room table.

Lloyd Loar, who worked for Gibson, developed a pickup as early as 1923. This type of pickup was used on the first commercially advertised electric guitar which was made by Stromberg-Voisinet in 1929. In 1933 Loar himself began marketing electric guitars under the Vivi-Tone label.

Les Paul began experimenting with electrical amplification of guitars in 1929.

Rickenbacker made the first commercially viable electric guitar. The company was founded by George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker. This guitar was an electro-Hawaiian guitar that resembled a banjo with its round body (it was named The Frying Pan). The pickup, made by Beauchamp, consisted of 2 U magnets placed together to form an oval with the strings running through the middle. The coil was placed under the strings.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 17/04/2011 00:07:31 »
It was George Fullerton , and Leo Fender,,,
 

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