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i hate strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DumBass138, May 15, 2002.

  1. DumBass138

    DumBass138 Guest

    Apr 28, 2002
    Andover, MN
    when i strum my e string fast i don't get a clear note, so i was wondering if a thinner gauge would help. I'm too cheap to go out and just by some strings to find out for myself.
  2. What do you mean "clear sound"? does it vibrate to much off the neck or frets? In which case you might need to adjust your intonation, relief or action. If the problem is fret buzz or because its too floppy, I doubt thinner gauges would help, in fact they might even make it worse. Also, could it be your pickups?
  3. DumBass138

    DumBass138 Guest

    Apr 28, 2002
    Andover, MN
    well, it's notmy pick ups. I have nice active pick ups. it's too floppy like you asked.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    uuhhhhh ... oh never mind
  5. it's most likely your technique. practice more.

    by the way, active does not necessarily mean good.
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Time for wind instruments, then.
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I know what you're thinking!;)
  8. A thicker E might help, or play closer to the bridge.

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