high ringing overtones

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by qcbassman, Oct 15, 2013.


  1. qcbassman

    qcbassman

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    New Ibanez SR 505, round wound Elixirs, getting a high ringing overtone from every string. Looking for more fundamental. Pickup height? New string issue? Argh! Haha!! Thanks for your thoughts.
  2. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    You don't like the Elixir nano's which come stock on Ibanez? I thought my SR600 or SR705 sounded spectacular with those easy-on-the-fingers strings being warm & bright, and they're not cheap.

    I use D'Add Prosteels now because they are lower in tension, and brighter - plus the price is right.

    I'm going to try a set of the new Elixir SS soon.
  3. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

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    That's kind of the nature of some round wounds. Fender steels are the worst I've tried. Talk about overtones. Some of them were as loud as the actual note!
  4. Toptube

    Toptube

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    if you like the setup/way it feels to play, start with changing the pickup height.

    If that still does not fix it, changes to setup and/or higher action usually lessens some of this issue.
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