#1
I think this goes here, it's an intonation problem of some kind.

When I play two notes on the same fret but on adjacent strings, one after the other kinda like
E----8
B--8--

(for example, the beginning of Europa by Santana) when I do that, they sort of clash - it's really hard to explain, but they sound horrible and make a nasty sound. When I play them separately, it's fine, but together, if the first one is still ringing, they go mental.

Is this normal?
#2
I'm not a guitarist, but I think the B and E strings of a guitar are NOT tuned to perfect fifths. Or maybe the G to B. Anyways yeah, it's just how the standard tuning is setup. It is normal.
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#3
yes... very very normal... just pull off your finger from the b string and it won't make any weird noises...
#4
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I'm not a guitarist, but I think the B and E strings of a guitar are NOT tuned to perfect fifths. Or maybe the G to B. Anyways yeah, it's just how the standard tuning is setup. It is normal.


B and E are tuned to fifths. You probably do have an intonation problem. Do you know how to check intonation?

EDIT:
Nevermind, that's just a really ****ty place for a double stop. My guitar is set up near perfectly, and it still sounds gay.
#5
maybe your guitar isn't in tune. if it's a cheap guitar, there's much more chances that it won't keep tuned long. or maybe you just bend just a bit one or both strings, probably by pressing too hard, or press on the fret with a small angle... it actually happens to me sometimes, but much less than before. Keep practicing well and it will disappear i guess.

If it's not your playing skills, than it's your guitar. Check out the neck, frets, intonation, and everything else. Good luck
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#6
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B and E are tuned to fifths. You probably do have an intonation problem. Do you know how to check intonation?

EDIT:
Nevermind, that's just a really ****ty place for a double stop. My guitar is set up near perfectly, and it still sounds gay.



First off, E is a fourth higher than B, not a fifth.

Second, I don't know why it wouldn't sound good. It sounds fine when I do it. The only reason I would find is that perfect fourths are a bit more dissonant that perfect fifths.
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