#1
I used to play rhythm, but thought it was a good idea to start lead now. On my amp, (and on my SS one, too) whenever I play on a higher string, the E A and D strings always seem to vibrate just a LITTLE bit and produce some unwanted distorted noise. Should I put my palm on those (like I'm palm-muting them) or something else? Thank you in advance.
#2
Depends on your guitar... I had that problem on a really cheap guitar a while ago with a stratocaster-like bridge, so I just raised the action of those strings a bit.
#3
umm, whats the cause?
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#4
I have a stratocaster, I dunno if the pickups really matter, but I have Seymour Duncan Hot Rails. Maybe the action is too low. I'll ask my local guitar store about it.
#5
About 69 views with 2 answers, nice. I have no clue, what the cause is, it's just making noise, I'm not muting the strings with my palm, though. I think this may be the cause.
#6
i always mute the strings i'm not playing with my palm.
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#7
Yeah if you just mute them when your not using them it will work fine.
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#9
If it is like the string is hitting the frets too much and buzzing out rather than making the desired noise i would say your neck needs an adjustment. If not then it is your picking/fretting style if you are just having problems with accidentally hitting the string when you are not picking it.
#10
Its just they arent muted. If you pick one string without muting, all the others will ring a little bit. Just use your hand to mute it.
#11
Yeah, if you're using distortion, you need to be much more conscious of right-hand muting.
#12
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maybe you're picking too hard?



+1 possibility since you use to play rhythm

Also, have you ever had your guitar setup?
#13
man i have seymour duncan hot rails and I hate them I cant get a good tone out of them to save my life. I have the same problem with mine (its not the damn $1200 guitar either) maybe its the pups cuz i have the same problem and the same pickups and i hate the hot rails.
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