#1
so...I hadn't played my guitar in a few weeks, and now whenever I play any of this type of chords:

e ---- ----- ---12-
B ----- --9-- ---x---
G --7-- --x-- -- 10--
D --x-- --7-- --------
A --5-- or ----- or --------
E ------ ----- --------

the notes don´t go together anymore, they kind of vibrate on their own...its strange...it sounds terrible.

if I play separate notes its all fine, or two notes together like:
A --2--
E --2--
it sounds normal, the problem is when I put a muted string in between... what could be causing this???? guitar,cable,amp,pedal?
appreciate any help...
#4
it has a locking nut, so no problem with the machine heads, the arm seems straight...

how do I check for intonation?
#5
Maybe it's a technique issue...?
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#7
If theyre just ever so slightly out of tune with each other, you'll get Harmonic beats as the sound waves phase in and out with each other. Distortion amplifies this effect, so make sure your guitar is set up and tuned correctly, and perhaps try turning down the gain a little.
#8
even with gain on, the notes should bleng together... but now it seems like their both echoing..
#9
Then your intonation might be off, or it could be a different problem altogether, its hard to tell without hearing it.

Harmonic beats only will occur if the notes are the same but just slightly out, regardless of octave, which is why your fourth interval chord would've sounded fine.
Last edited by mishax92 at May 19, 2011,
#10
Did anyone else notice that the last two chords he posted weren't octaves? Because playing something a half step off of an octave will sound terrible no matter what you play it through.
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#11
technique isn´t the issue... I now how to play that for some years now :P
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hum, i'll try to tune the strings perfectly... but they seemed quite in tune
#12
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#14
Quote by mcraddict81592
Did anyone else notice that the last two chords he posted weren't octaves? Because playing something a half step off of an octave will sound terrible no matter what you play it through.


Good point actually, could quite easily be the minor second clash.

Thos should be 7 and 10, 10 and 13 respectively for the octaves, otherwise the bare major seventh interval will sound abhorrent.
#15
the chord I showed were just examples... I noticed this playing the intro from Pull harder on the string of your martyr...from trivium
#16
so:
Gtr.1
e||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
B||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
G||-15-14-14-12-12--|-12--------------|-15-14-14-17-17--|-12-12\14--------||
D||-x--x--x--x--x---|-x---------------|-x--x--x--x--x---|-x--x--x---------||
A||-13-12-12-10-10--|-10--------------|-13-12-12-15-15--|-10-10\12--------||
D||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
#19
Your harmonic at the 12th fret should be exactly in tune with the note you play at the 12th fret when you actually fret it.

I'm pretty sure that's right. But feel free to correct me.
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