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Old 10-27-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Phaser noise without a phaser, fret problem?

When I play and hold a single note on any of the top 3 strings (G/B/e) the note isn't constantly smooth, it sounds as if I have a phaser running (quite fast) and there is barely any sustain.

I haven't replaced the strings in a while, but is this more likely due to fret wear? The frets are visibly worn down but I have no experience of when to replace frets.

Any help would be great, thanks.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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Try lowering your pickups. Sometimes if they're too high the pull of the magnets on the strings produces such effects
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try that. It's only just begun to happen recently though and I've had the guitar for a couple of years now. Is it normal for the pickups to shift in height over time?
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll try that. It's only just begun to happen recently though and I've had the guitar for a couple of years now. Is it normal for the pickups to shift in height over time?



Uh :-o
The only thing that can happen to pick-ups is that over decades they could loose their power.
Check screws I once had a couple of screws resonating to few notes.
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