#1
Something has been bothering me lately. When I play chords it seems like the two highest strings (B, E) are overpowering everything else. It's very noticeable to me and I find it annoying. I find it particularly loud when playing D/G/C, it has this fruity sound to it but I'd much prefer a duller, more "natural" sound.

I'm not sure if it's a tuning issue. According to my electronic tuner everything is fine, but could it be wrong? What else could be causing this? Could I be digging the pick in? I've tried several times to play lightly, being careful to apply nearly equal pressure to all strings but the problem persists.

This is the song I want to learn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ8f5NXtgpk&eurl=http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?postid=341103517. Notice how his guitar sounds really nice. I'm sure it costs a ton more than mine but nonetheless I think the sound should be in the same ballpark. Currently, it isn't.

EDIT: Fixed the link, hopefully
Last edited by Ducks at Mar 17, 2008,
#2
Broken link.
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#4
You may be playing the top strings a little too much, he doesn't actually play the top strings an awful lot in that video; the top strings seem to only be used to mark out the tempo of the music.
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