Dead G string on my reissue

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Pbman, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Pbman


    Jul 23, 2001
    Boston Area
    I have a 2016 Fender 63 P reissue that seems to have a dead G string. I use Thomastik J344 rounds and have swapped out 3 other strings without any improvements. The quietest area is at the E note on the G string. The other 3 strings are loud and clear. Nothing is buzzy and I've checked the neck and the string is not bottoming out. I've played with the pickup and still no improvements.

    Could the poles for the G be bad?
    Has any other reissue owners seen this issue with theirs?

    This seemed to have happened over time and I only got it last November.

    Any thoughts?

  2. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    How does the string sound when the bass is unplugged?
  3. Pbman


    Jul 23, 2001
    Boston Area
    It was kind of dead, unplugged, too. I brought it to someone and out of the case it was better. On a side note, I noticed that the tuning machine was slipping. Not sure if that has an effect or not. Since it was still warranty, I wrote to Fender to see of they'd send me a tuner instead of bringing to a service center.
  4. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician
    It's highly unlikely that the tuning machine is actually slipping. What makes you think it is?
  5. Pbman


    Jul 23, 2001
    Boston Area
    I had it looked at and seems to be fine now, thanks.