#1
Okay, i have an Epiphone SG Special and I guess im okay at playing guitar. Far from anything im happy with. Alot of the times when i play higher strings (G, B and E) i get this weird sound when i fret. Im not sure how to explain it but, it just doesnt sound as good as when i play the lower strings (E, A,D). I know its not my amp because it pretty good (Peavey ValveKing). Should i upgrade my pickups/get new guitar? Or is it just me? Am i doing something wrong when fretting higher strings? Thanks.


EDIT: I use Ernie Ball Power Slinky
Last edited by evolve215 at Dec 10, 2008,
#2
Is it the sound when you pick the string and you can hear a dull thud with each pick? If so, its your picking technique.
Ah, if its an Epi Special, then the problem could also be related to the guitar. I have an Epi Special, and its a terrible, low quality guitar, that has many problems, so you may want to go around looking for a better guitar.
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#3
ever had the guitar set up ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#4
No, its not a dull. Actually its sounds extreamly twangy and just not right.

EDIT: Didnt have it set up. Got it when i knew nothing about good quality guitars and care.
#5
Intonation?
String guage?
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#6
Quote by evolve215
No, its not a dull. Actually its sounds extreamly twangy and just not right.

EDIT: Didnt have it set up. Got it when i knew nothing about good quality guitars and care.



i'd get it a setup if it's never had one. factory setups are usually horrendous on low end guitars.

when's the last time you changed the strings ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#7
A week and a half ago. I change them regularly. Im most likely getting a new guitar this Christmas so ill get that one set up.
#8
What kind of strings are you using? Different brand strings give some different sounds and so do the string gauges.
#10
Could my fretting hand be the cause? I may be pushing too hard on the strings because I kinda went on an "acoustic vacation" for about a month.
#11
Quote by evolve215
Could my fretting hand be the cause? I may be pushing too hard on the strings because I kinda went on an "acoustic vacation" for about a month.

It might just be that your guitar has never had a proper setup. All pushing down hard on the strings would do would be to accidentally raise the pitch of the note, I used to have problems with that... no buzzing or anything though. I'd say just get a setup.