#1
About a month ago my G string started sounding more like 'plonk' than 'riiiinng' . I changed strings, it didn't help. It's sorta OK open, but as I fret it further up the neck it sounds worse and worse. A lot like those $4.99 guitars people buy their 4 year olds at Toys-R-Us.

I'm pretty sure my tuning is OK. I tried tuning the string to the next G up, but stopped when the G string was higher pitched than my B string.

Any advice on what might be wrong, and how I can fix it? I've only been playing a few months now, so down-tune your answers appropriately
#2
check the bridge, nut, and tuner around the g, there might be something obstructing its natural vibration
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#3
Quote by guitarsftw
check the bridge, nut, and tuner around the g, there might be something obstructing its natural vibration


What guitar is it? It's most probably just the setup

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#4
the neck is probably warped

btw, most guitars cant take going up very much more than standard tuning at all, not yet a whole octave jump. watch out for that, its a good way to break a string, im surprised yours didnt snap
Last edited by reelbigfish2020 at Mar 19, 2009,
#5
Bridge, nut, and tuner look OK to me. I took a good look while the string was off and didn't see anything. I was also pretty careful tightening the string, I didn't want to mess things up more than they are.

It's an El Cheapo guitar, all I could afford. But it's getting me through my prolonged unemployment, so I'm getting my money's worth. But if anyone here feels like donating a decent guitar to the cause I'll take it

The neck's never been to a concert, so I don't see how it could be Warped. (that's a joke son. get it? never mind).

Neck looks straight to me, how do I see if it's warped, and what do I do about it?
Last edited by Snotnose at Mar 19, 2009,
#6
Quote by Snotnose
Neck looks straight to me, how do I see if it's warped, and what do I do about it?


Your neck being warped is the last thing you should try to diagnose.

The person who suggested it only has half a cell for a brain. He shares a whole one with a pissed off amoeba.

There's no way you can diagnose your neck being warped just because one string is a bit dull. There was a thread on this earlier today. Make an effort and search for it. It's still on the first page for gods sake.
#7
hey man. i would definetely get it looked at by a professional. it may just be a fret that isnt set into the fret board well enough. take it to ur local music store and they'll probably look at it for free or for a minimal charge.

they may also may see something with the nut or bridge that ur not seeing.
Last edited by malachi12286 at Mar 19, 2009,