#1
I just got new strings. No matter what fret / string I play, the thick E rings out after I stop the note I just played. I'm not touching the top string at all. What is causing this? Its not bad but extra noise when I would not want it.
#2
sympathetic vibrations prolly. if you play a note, it will ring any other note that is in the harmonic series.

i.e. you play an A note, the open E string will ring since it is enharmonic to A
#4
To compensate, mute the lower strings with your left or right hand as you play on the higher ones.

Its such a pain when you're first starting out but stick with it. Eventually, I'm told, you can be muting all strings and only un-muting the exact ones you want playing without even thinking about it.
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#5
Also, if that doesn't fix it, I'd adjust the bridge and check to make sure it can handle the guage you bought.
#6
Quote by Metallist65
Also, if that doesn't fix it, I'd adjust the bridge and check to make sure it can handle the guage you bought.


I did get thicker strings. It looks like the thickest one barely fits in the little crack( I don't know the parts sorry :p )

Thanks guys
#7
It's called resonance. You pick an A like 7th fret on D string and the A string rings like a harmonic.

IMO thicker strings resonate more. It isn't really much of a problem with the thinner strings. I'm sure the bottom strings resonate too but because they're so thin you'd barely hear them.

By the way, the 'crack' is called the nut.