#1
I don't know how to describe it in a sense, but my B string isn't sounding as full as it should. It sounds like it's being muted of some sort, and it's just sounding like shit to be honest.

It's quite horrid and almost impossible to get any sustain out of the b string.

Any help? Thanks.
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#2
take the screw out of your guitar at the headstock. right where the nut is... then tighten the screw thats inside of the tab. that gives the neck a slight curve and is cheaper than getting your frets shaved.
#3
sounds like a dead fret is choking that note short. either that or the string has a kink in it.

u can swap the string or raise the action.
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#4
Hmm. I'll give adjusting the action a try first, thanks for the input.

Also, i noticed it on the G string (insert horrible pun here) too.

The 6th Fret + are all fine, but 1-5 are the issues on both G and B.
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#5
well, start by raising the action. if it turns out the neck angle is a problem, we can check that after.
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#6
My buddy and I have came to the conclusion that it's not the action, because it's only from the 5th fret down.

In theory, if it was the action: it would affect all frets on the G and B string.

I'm thinking Nut or Neck issues..The guitars pretty old so possibly I need a new nut?


Thanks..
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#7
no really, u need to raise the action, make sure the bridge is level and then measure the neck angle.

always start action.
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#8
Hmm did you get the truss rod checked? This happened to me last week, except I couldnt tune up at all. Did you break a string recently? Take off all the strings? What happened before you started noticing this?
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#9
Quote by AznElliot518
Hmm did you get the truss rod checked? This happened to me last week, except I couldnt tune up at all. Did you break a string recently? Take off all the strings? What happened before you started noticing this?


Nope, didn't break anything. I always noticed the tone was a bit off and now it's just bugging me. No broken strings, no string changes, nothing happened.
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#10
Well my only recommendation is you take it to a guitar tech.... thats what I did, cost me $10 but he fixed it.
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#12
if it buzzes when the string is loose too, then you might have to fix the nut.. heightening the grooves or replace. just go to your local store
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#15
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Have you tried new strings?


i don't think new strings are gonna fix it.. its something with the guitar.
^_^
#16
the thread starter hasnt posted in a while. so who knows, but if u try the action and that leads no where. a good second option would be a string change.

maybe even a string gauge change. ^ even if it is a dead fret. a new string can help. the old one may have a kink in it from a rough edge.

and a higher gauge might help u clear a higher fret.

like i said, just giving out info for future reference.
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#17
Quote by joshmilesadrian
take the screw out of your guitar at the headstock. right where the nut is... then tighten the screw thats inside of the tab. that gives the neck a slight curve and is cheaper than getting your frets shaved.



NO!!

I cant suggest anything but DO NOT TOUCH THE ACTION YOUSELF.
#18
yup. if you screw up, its gonna be next to impossible to fix it..
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#19
Im having the same problem with E string it just sounds dead, its in tune and doesnt appear to be touching any frets its the same open . i changed the string thinking it was duff but its still the same , i dont play it any more because of this
#20
what type of guitar?

raise the action, see if it helps.
Jenneh

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#21
If it was the action, all the strings would sound funny..
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#22
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If it was the action, all the strings would sound funny..



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Im having the same problem with E string it just sounds dead, its in tune and doesnt appear to be touching any frets its the same open


what's ur point. i doubt ive ever seen u make a valid one.
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#23
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what type of guitar?

raise the action, see if it helps.


fender usa double fat strat
#24
well raise that one up a bit. maybe it doesnt seem like it's hitting anything but it lightly is.

u can raise it by slightly lowering the two pegs on the front face of tha saddle. u will need a tiny allen wrench. it's completely reversible, and it should only take a minute to see if that's the problem.

if not then repost.
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