#1
I really need some help with this. Whenever I pull off a note on the high E string, I just get a high pitched sound especially when I have a finger on a notwe on the B string. Does anyone know why this is happening?
Heres the noise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iinl9wc4JyM
Last edited by Wild_Rocker at Jul 30, 2009,
#4
Quote by Alex Vik
My guess is that you're creating a natural harmonic.



I was thinking the same. Move around the fretboard (on the same string) and see if it keeps happening.
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Can you make a recording?
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#7
Quote by LesPaulJR361
I was thinking the same. Move around the fretboard (on the same string) and see if it keeps happening.


It happens as I keep going up the frets
#11
You take a flat head screwdriver.

And you see those screws on the left and right side of your bridge? Turn them to the left a bit. Small turns and see if it keeps happening.
#14
Quote by miguelpereira
Is that a pinch-harmonic caused by fretting?
What happens with an ultra clean channel?
Happens regardless of the pickup?
Unplugged, do you notice anything?


Idk bout the fretting but on a ultra clean setting the note wont play even w/o the amp. Unplugged theres nothing interesting just the usual
#15
Hmm, an interesting problem, but I can't figure it out.
My guesses are:

1. you are lifting your finger off the fret instead of pulling it sideways?

2. the action on the guitar is too low?

3. the neck on the guitar is bent?

4. fret problem?

5. pickups placed too high?

6. accidentally touching the string after the pull- off?

7. maybe it is feedback?


If the problem is:

1. pull your finger sideways.

2. adjust the action (it is adjusted on the bridge).

3. locate the truss rod access and straighten the neck.*
*not very safe, I recommend that you bring the guitar to wherever it is repaired

4. bring the guitar to wherever it is repaired (I dont know the word ).

5. take a screwdriver and adjust the pickups using the bolt found near the pickup.

6. try not to do that!

7. lower the gain/ step away from the amp/ turn away from the amp.


Just to remember you, these are my guesses, not a precise diagnose of the problem.
A video of you playing that or a tab of what you play could be very helpful.


(ouch my fingers hurt )
Last edited by tomislav12 at Jul 31, 2009,
#16
Does it happen no matter where you do the pull off or only in one spot?
#17
He said that it happens no matter where he plays it on the neck.
EDIT: But he said it does matter on which string he plays it.
Last edited by tomislav12 at Jul 31, 2009,
#18
Hmm.....kind of sounds like what my guitars do when I have the action too low.

But what kinds of pull offs? Like a fretted note to open string pull off or fretted note pulled off to another fretted note?
#20
How old are you're strings?
Cause I left my high e string unchanged for 5 months once, and the same thing happened to me, and I couldn't figure out what the problem was. so after everything else, I changed my strings. and it only happened on the high e string, none of the others.
#21
my best guess, from what it sounds like im gonna put my money on the actions. raise them a tad.
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#22
Quote by srob7001
Hmm.....kind of sounds like what my guitars do when I have the action too low.

But what kinds of pull offs? Like a fretted note to open string pull off or fretted note pulled off to another fretted note?


Nope pulling off fret to fret
#23
Quote by r0ckth3d34n
You take a flat head screwdriver.

And you see those screws on the left and right side of your bridge? Turn them to the left a bit. Small turns and see if it keeps happening.


The big ones or the small ones located on the bridge?
#24
Your action is too low, so when the string vibrates up-down at all instead of strictly side-side it's repeatedly hitting higher frets. Basically your string is fretting out. Set the action higher and you'll be good to go.
#25
Quote by SlayingDragons
How old are you're strings?
Cause I left my high e string unchanged for 5 months once, and the same thing happened to me, and I couldn't figure out what the problem was. so after everything else, I changed my strings. and it only happened on the high e string, none of the others.


I put my strings on 2 weeks ago or something like that
#26
Raise the action then tell us what happens.

Also, when you changed strings did you go up or down in guage?
#27
Quote by srob7001
Raise the action then tell us what happens.

Also, when you changed strings did you go up or down in guage?


Honestly idk the factor gauge cuz I switched from factory to 10 gauge Ernie Balls. I play a Epi LP

I raised the action and it didnt do much
#28
But what did it do? You may need to raise it somemore.

When you play just a single note on the high E it sounds normal and only when doing pull offs it makes that weird sound?
#29
Ah nvm....the jack for the amp plug broke off so forget it, Ill end up getting a KH-2 ESP guitar