#1
Got a 10 watt Beta Aivin BM6 guitar amp not long ago. It's been sitting for a while and tonight tried it out. Replaced the strings and plugged it in. But only the first string is amplifying. I changed the ends of the cord but the same thing. The bottom five are not 'on'. What could possibly be the problem here? thanks
#2
Wrong type of string? What strings did you put on there? And first string being high e or low e?
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#3
seems very strange that it's only one string. Is it doing it no matter what pickup is selected? what guitar is it?

take an allen wrench, or something like a screwdriver and tap across each pickup. Do you hear the tapping everywhere, or only under the working string?

EDIT: did you change ALL the strings, or only the ones that aren't working?
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#4
Problem solved! Thanks guys. Actually, as I looked carefully at it, I saw that the saddle on the bridge was sticking out just a hair from it's precise location, so it wasn't making contact with the pickup on this acoustic-electric guitar. i just loosened the strings and pushed it over to fit in the groove. The saddle had fallen out while changing strings, and I didn't put it on carefully. All is well. Thanks again.
#5
Sorry to butt in, but I have a slightly different problem. I have a stratocaster with Texas Special pickups and play a lot of blues. How do I get the higher, thinner strings like the first and second string to ring out through the mix more? Especially with a lot of gain I'll try to solo and it's just drowned out by my lower stings. Is it a matter of adjusting the height of the pickups on the guitar or adjusting tone settings or what? Or maybe the action is too low?
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#6
Quote by asdaven
Sorry to butt in, but I have a slightly different problem. I have a stratocaster with Texas Special pickups and play a lot of blues. How do I get the higher, thinner strings like the first and second string to ring out through the mix more? Especially with a lot of gain I'll try to solo and it's just drowned out by my lower stings. Is it a matter of adjusting the height of the pickups on the guitar or adjusting tone settings or what? Or maybe the action is too low?


Increase the height of the pickups on the treble side/lower the bass side, and add more treble on your amp. Keep messing with it until it sounds right.
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Quote by asdaven
Sorry to butt in, but I have a slightly different problem. I have a stratocaster with Texas Special pickups and play a lot of blues. How do I get the higher, thinner strings like the first and second string to ring out through the mix more? Especially with a lot of gain I'll try to solo and it's just drowned out by my lower stings. Is it a matter of adjusting the height of the pickups on the guitar or adjusting tone settings or what? Or maybe the action is too low?

Adjusting pickup height can help. So could an overdrive eqd to give you a boost. Or a treble booster.
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#8
That's what I thought. The thinner strings need to pickup stronger to make up for being thinner than the other strings. Also, when you play on the upper frets above the 12th fret and the string is muted by the frets, what could that be?
#9
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That's what I thought. The thinner strings need to pickup stronger to make up for being thinner than the other strings. Also, when you play on the upper frets above the 12th fret and the string is muted by the frets, what could that be?

muted? Like fret buzz? That's usually either poor setup or warped wood.
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#10
Yes, fret buzz. I know the wood isn't warped. Maybe the strings aren't high enough off the fret board? Or would setting intonation have anything to do with this?
#11
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Yes, fret buzz. I know the wood isn't warped. Maybe the strings aren't high enough off the fret board? Or would setting intonation have anything to do with this?

intonation is closely tied to action. Every time the action changes the intonation changes. Intonation is how accurate the frets are in terms of what notes they play. Low action allows for faster playing, but there is usually buzz. Higher action gives you better tone and no buzz, but not as much speed. Take it to a shop for a professional setup where you like how they setup all their guitars and have them do it for you.
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#12
the guitar needs a setup... and on a side note, you're threadjacking.

Intonation has nothing to do with fret buzz. It's all about bridge height and neck relief. There's a sticky in the electric guitar forum on the topic. If you can't figure it out, then take it to a tech and have it set up. In the future you should make your own thread instead of asking off topic questions in someone else's... but you've been here since '08, you should know better That's 5 demerits!
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the guitar needs a setup... and on a side note, you're threadjacking.

Intonation has nothing to do with fret buzz. It's all about bridge height and neck relief. There's a sticky in the electric guitar forum on the topic. If you can't figure it out, then take it to a tech and have it set up. In the future you should make your own thread instead of asking off topic questions in someone else's... but you've been here since '08, you should know better That's 5 demerits!

It's not that it has nothing to do with fretbuzz, it's just indirectly related. If he were to change the action he would need to reintonate the guitar. And sorry about the threadjacking.
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#14
No, it's asdaven that's threadjacking by asking his own guitar question in JK10's thread.

What I mean is that your intonation can be WAY off, and it just will not cause fret buzz. He needs a setup, which will surely include setting intonation after his buzzing has been resolved.
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No, it's asdaven that's threadjacking by asking his own guitar question in JK10's thread.

What I mean is that your intonation can be WAY off, and it just will not cause fret buzz. He needs a setup, which will surely include setting intonation after his buzzing has been resolved.

Yeah, that's what I was trying to say. I meant to say sorry for feeding the threadjacking.
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#16
Sorry for threadjacking. Just had that quick question. I'll get a setup or do it myself.
Thanks