#1
any way of making acoustic strings not so squeaky when sliding up and down fretboard?
#2
Try using Elixirs.
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#4
forget elixers, lol, nah just kidding allthough i personally dont like the plasticy feel, just keep on playin bro its all about the amount of pressure and how you slide no matter what kind of strings you have
#5
FastFret seems to lessen the squeal a bit, plus it keeps your strings from getting all crusty.
#6
Classical teachers would probably tell you to lift your finger slightly before you slide (unless you're actually trying to slide the note!). It's a technique classical guitarists have to learn (and it's not easy!), especially when playing quiet pieces as finger noise can sound dreadful.
#7
hehehe i knew someone would mention technique, i should have put a note to forget technique in the OP.

im talking when sliding etc.
#10
Flat wounds don't really sound that good on an acoustic...

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#12
^^11's will be fine... i normally use 12's (not elixirs) but it'll be ok. btw, am i the only one who loves that squeaky sound?
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#13
^^Nah, I think it actually fits into some music. If it's timed right and between the right notes, I don't know, somehow it just gives the music a different dimension.
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#14
Used to be something called string ease that supposedly help. But there is no way to eliminate all the noise without modifying your technique. Sorry.
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#16
I've found that Dr Stringfellow helps quite a lot. It cleans th strings, and they slide under your figers. But generally, just live with it. Or, yes, change your technique. Cheers
#17
This actually works...

While my last band was in the studio recording, before we started recording our acoustic pieces, this old engineer guy told us to go get a bucket and fill it with warm-hot water and soak our fingers in it for about a half hour. We had very little noise while we were tracking after doing that.