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String squeek?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pdusen, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    Sliding my fingers up and down the strings, I sometimes hear and ear-piercing squeek. What do you do to eliminate this? Is it the strings? Amp? Equalizer?
  2. All roundwoun strings make that noise.

    Only once they get dirty, they don't make it as much.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    A light touch and clean technique.
  4. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    I used to hate that sound and for that reason I used to stick with half or ground wounds but I finally switched to round wound strings for the tone. Smoother technique helps and besides, what squeaking you hear will tend to get lost in the mix.
  5. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    I use Flats.

    Haven't heard a squeek in years.