#1
I had a lot of great ideas for how to name this topic, but decided against it.... anyway, I recently replaced the stock saddles on my MIM strat with graphtech Ferraglides, at the same time I strung it up with DR pure nickel 12-52 strings. Pleased as I am with the saddles and the strings, there's one problem I just noticed, and don't think I noticed before today... my G string sounds very, very dull compared to the others. Plugged in or not, open or fretted anywhere, playing the G string just sounds like a thud. It still sustains and whatnot, it just sounds dull.

The string in question is a .024 g string, nickel-wound (not a plain string, it's wound, like the d a e strings). The action is not too low, as I play with insanely high action anyway. And, it's not 1 pickup, I tried all 5 positions with the same result. One possibility I have in mind is that since this string is a lot thicker than normal, maybe its too tight in the nut, but I don't see how that could affect a fretted note. So, anyone have any ideas as to why my g string sounds so bad?
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Uh. Can u use a wound G-string on an electric guitar? Try getting one that is not wound.
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Uh. Can u use a wound G-string on an electric guitar? Try getting one that is not wound.

Yes, true. But before I heard people sayong on UG that their G string would go out of tune easy as they do, someone suggested to get a nickel wound or something like that G string. I personaly wouldn't use one but thats just me.
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^ I'm pretty sure that doesn't matter unless you have a low action.
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Have you let this strings 'rest in' so to speak?

Strings usually seem bright over anything though.

Are the strings old stock from the shop you got them from?
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I've heard many times that using a wound G string helps tuning, intonation and tuning, as the G string is often a troublemaker compared to the others.

EDIT to king: The strings have been on the guitar since saturday, I'm pretty sure they've gotten over their initial brightness, and I don't know how old they are as I bought them online (I have to where I live).
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#7
haha.. G string :P, oh and don't get the nickel wound G unless your a rythem player, if your into solo's its very hard to bend on the G string with a wound one.
#8
It may just be that you're used to hearing an unwound G, wound strings sound more dull than unwound strings.
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#9
I have the same problem...I reckon its on a squier strat but my G string also sound unnaturally dull and just different from the rest. I am unwound string to.

maybe its because its a squier in my case.
#11
Adjust the pole pieces for a vintage stagger. See, the vintage guitar makers had this problem, so they adjusted the pickups so that the G string got more power. Now, It's on the B string because of lighter guage strings, so you need to basically switch the heights of some pole pieces. go to your tech, it won't cost much.
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