#1
So i've got this epiphone strat copy that i bought off of a friend a couple of years ago. It's been fine this whole time but just recently whenever i bend notes on the higher strings, i hear a sort of cracking/pop sound. Nothing else seems wrong besides the sound, but its getting pretty annoying. Should i be more concerned or just ignore it - it doesn't come through the amp really or anything.

oh yeah and i also used to use extra light strings, but recently moved up to ernie ball regular slinkies, can a regular guage damage my guitar?

sorry if this isn't enough info, i don't really know what else to post. thanks
#2
Its your amp and changing guauges does not hurt your guitar.
Gear:
95' Fender Richie Sambora Standard Stratocaster
06' Symphony SD54
07' Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus
08' Recording King RD-17CFE
Fender G-DEC30
Line 6 POD XT
Blackstar Series One 45 Combo
10' Ernie Ball MusicMan JP6 BFR
#3
but i hear it when its not plugged in - i don't think its the amp

edit - i think its coming from the bridge - it goes away when i push down on it
Last edited by FenixFunk at Nov 10, 2008,
#4
Quote by FenixFunk
but i hear it when its not plugged in - i don't think its the amp

edit - i think its coming from the bridge - it goes away when i push down on it


I'm suspecting you didnt change your strings properly. Did you do any modifications to your guitar?
Gear:
95' Fender Richie Sambora Standard Stratocaster
06' Symphony SD54
07' Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus
08' Recording King RD-17CFE
Fender G-DEC30
Line 6 POD XT
Blackstar Series One 45 Combo
10' Ernie Ball MusicMan JP6 BFR
#5
i haven't modified anything, and i've never had trouble changing strings before - like i said i've had this guitar for years without this problem. What could i have done wrong?
#6
This would help:
http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/stringchoice.htm

I think you havent set up your guitar properly when you changed gauges
Gear:
95' Fender Richie Sambora Standard Stratocaster
06' Symphony SD54
07' Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus
08' Recording King RD-17CFE
Fender G-DEC30
Line 6 POD XT
Blackstar Series One 45 Combo
10' Ernie Ball MusicMan JP6 BFR