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#1
Hi!

I'm having problems with my Epiphone SG Special.
It makes this kind of "fast wah-wah sound" when i play around the 11th fret on the
G string.

About a week ago i thought it was my old amp that was making the sound and then i bought my new amplifier (VOX VT30 that is seen in the vid),
but now i know that it wasn't the amp....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExugwSMGJHY

my questions are:

*Is this norlmal?
*is there a way I can get rid of it?

I would be very glad if you replied.
#3
oh yeah i forgot to say i was tuned down half a step when recording this video

so it's really at the 10th fret
#7
about one to two millimetre at the first fret and 3 - 5mm at the 22nd

and also... you can't hear it when your playing with clean sound
Last edited by Themoosehunter at Jul 19, 2009,
#8
Wait, you have 5mm high frets?
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#10
Something is wrong...
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#11
Quote by Themoosehunter
ya about 4



They're 5mm up from the fret board? Is that even possible?
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#13
Quote by Themoosehunter
i haven't changed them..
they where that high when i bought the guitar



I have an SG special, the frets aren't 4mm high -___-
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#14
Quote by AcousticArc
They're 5mm up from the fret board? Is that even possible?

at the 22nd fret now can you plz try to help me before this thread dies
#15
Yes, take a picture. If the 22nd fret it 4mm high then it is double the size of all the other ones and every note would be 22nd fret...
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#16
Don't you mean the strings are up that high?

Also, my old amp does that when it's up loud. It doesn't happen with my new amp...Maybe because it's tube?

Perhaps it's to do with the digital processing?
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Last edited by AntiG3 at Jul 19, 2009,
#17
Quote by AntiG3
Don't you mean the strings are up that high?

Also, my old amp does that when it's up loud. It doesn't happen with my new amp...Maybe because it's tube?

Perhaps it's to do with the digital processing?


yeah i think he is talking about the strings.
#18
Quote by Themoosehunter
at the 22nd fret now can you plz try to help me before this thread dies



Well you have to give proper information for us to be helpful.

But try changing your strings, I used to have that problem, and it's gone now that I changed my strings.
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#21
Ok, how can you possible get Strings and frets mixed up?

The sort of tremolo sound is probably your amp, I get it on high gain setting with my Vypyr on a sustained note.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#22
im shure that it is my guitar because when i tested my amp at the shop i used a sg Special(as i had) and i didn't hear anything
#23
Pickups maybe? Test a high output and low output see if there is any difference.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#25
Quote by azn_guitarist25
wait what am i meant to be hearing exactly?

look at the video

btw what do you (the other guy) mean by high and low outputs?
#26
Quote by Themoosehunter
look at the video

btw what do you (the other guy) mean by high and low outputs?


already have and errr i didn't hear anything that was incredibly noticeable besides the sort of wavy sound which happens.
#27
Quote by azn_guitarist25
already have and errr i didn't hear anything that was incredibly noticeable besides the sort of wavy sound which happens.

you mean the fast wavy sound? thats the problem ,
i can't play anything in that region that's slow.
really anoying
#28
Quote by Themoosehunter
you mean the fast wavy sound? thats the problem ,
i can't play anything in that region that's slow.
really anoying


have a play around with your eq, lower your volume. something should work just keep playing until you find it.

edit: also what was your old amp?
Last edited by azn_guitarist25 at Jul 19, 2009,
#31
i had the same problem on my line 6
so what makes sence is that it's the guitar

edit: well ok then
#32
Let me see if I have the same problem as yours. I have a VT15 so in theory, it should be the same.
#33
Quote by FCurimao
Let me see if I have the same problem as yours. I have a VT15 so in theory, it should be the same.

thx but,, i don't think that it's the amp
because i had the same problem with my old amp.
#34
Two things.
Your action is -really- high. I heard the waviness even in the low chord you played at the end.
Check the height for your pickups. Do both pickups present this waviness? Do they present it together, or only separately? If the pickups are too high, they may be imparting too much of their magnetic field to the strings and changing the way the strings move.
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#35
Quote by truespin
Two things.
Your action is -really- high. I heard the waviness even in the low chord you played at the end.
Check the height for your pickups. Do both pickups present this waviness? Do they present it together, or only separately? If the pickups are too high, they may be imparting too much of their magnetic field to the strings and changing the way the strings move.


ok im really feeling lost right now.
i have tried to screw a little on my neck pickup but it doesen't move and now it's not straight. but i mostly use my treble pickup so ill try to lower that one,

and yeah, both pickups have that sound
#39
right now im pretty much guessing that it's the electronics.
im going to try to open my guitar and look at the pickup-switch.
because iv'e been having trouble with that one to.
im starting to think that it's the problem
#40
it won't be the electronics if it's going to be anything i would say it would be the relative height between pickup and string. so what's the height between your string and pickups.
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