#1
Whenever i play my e and B string on my acoustic guitar, it gets a weird twangy sound that makes it sound terrible. its especially noticable when I play with a capo. I have elixer mediums on it i think. Is that a common problem because those strings are a lot thinner than the other ones? I recently replaced the strings so did I mess on doing that? Is there something wrong with the nut? I'm completely lost. Help please
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#2
Something's probably wrong with your nut. Something really bad. Take it to your local friendly guitar store and ask them what's up.
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#3
I have elixer mediums on it i think. Is that a common problem because those strings are a lot thinner than the other ones?


Elixir mediums are 13-56. Thats considered thick.

I recently replaced the strings so did I mess on doing that?


Has it only started since you changed strings? In any case, you dont seem confident on your string changing ability. Have a look at a string changing tutorial on the net, theres dozens. Just google 'acoustic-guitar-change-strings' or something like that.
#4
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Has it only started since you changed strings? In any case, you dont seem confident on your string changing ability. Have a look at a string changing tutorial on the net, theres dozens. Just google 'acoustic-guitar-change-strings' or something like that.


no it was before that too. i did watch a tutorial first because it was the first time i changed my acoustic strings myself. but no it was present before ive just noticed it more lately.
:stickpoke thats pretty much it
#5
Because it exists when a capo is used, that means it has nothing to do with the nut. Rather, it is either a case of uneven frets which only a pro can fix or too little neck relief. You don't actually want the neck of an acoustic to be perfectly straight. This can be adjusted with the truss rod.
#6
How can it be your nut if it is worse with a capo when capoe'd the nut is out of the equasion.
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#7
My electric does the same, the strings tend to hit some of the frets when I pick them slightly harder than normal. Either your action is insanely low (as I like mine) or the relief should be checked.
#8
i took a look at it and the nut is on an angle and the part by the e and B strings is very close to the neck. i think the strings are too close to the frets and thats was causing the buzzing/twanging sounds. does that make sense? and if so do i just get to get a new nut?
:stickpoke thats pretty much it