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Old 05-14-2020, 07:13 AM
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I guess that wasn't just one last question... now that my guitar is restrung and everything is good and tuned up, I am getting a secondary tone from the bridge area but only when I play on the first 5 frets of the D string. Very annoying! Looked at everything carefully...all is in order. This secondary tone or buzz makes the string sound slightly out of tune...from the bridge area definitely. Anyone come across this? I am using Savarez Alliance normal tension. Previously I had hard tension on and I did not hear this tone?
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Most things regarding string vibrations sound like they are coming from around the bridge. Consider action height, popped up fret...
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:48 AM
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I guess that wasn't just one last question... now that my guitar is restrung and everything is good and tuned up, I am getting a secondary tone from the bridge area but only when I play on the first 5 frets of the D string. Very annoying! Looked at everything carefully...all is in order. This secondary tone or buzz makes the string sound slightly out of tune...from the bridge area definitely. Anyone come across this? I am using Savarez Alliance normal tension. Previously I had hard tension on and I did not hear this tone?
This is very common on the D string of a CG. Try unfastening one end of the
string, twisting it to provide more wound wraps in its speaking length; then
refasten and tune up again to see if it's still there. If that doesn't work,
sometimes a change of string type or brand will cure it: I've had this
happen more with Savarez than, say, D'Adds.
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