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Tinny Sound on String

I was wonderin if anyone could tell me why the g-string (on my guitar) makes a tinny sound when played. You can only hear it when it's unplugged so it doesnt really matter. Its really annoyin me.
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Re: Tinny Sound on String

7/17/2001 10:19 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

Sounds like (fret)buzz. Can have a number of reasons.
- Too low action
- one or more frets not properly dressed or coming out of the fretboard
- warped neck
- saddle cut too deep for the string

and others.
Does it sound that way if you play the string without fretting? Or only when fretting? If when fretting, all over the neck or around a certain fret?

If you're not sure, see a guitar tech at your music store.



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Re: Tinny Sound on String

7/17/2001 11:47 AM

Tokty Bamriff (200) wrote:

it does it without fretting and when fretting



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Re: Tinny Sound on String

7/17/2001 11:59 AM

Tokty Bamriff (200) wrote:

all along neck



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Re: Tinny Sound on String

7/17/2001 2:01 PM

Robert Silvia (1575) wrote:

Tokty,

You might have a different problem then, do you have a tremolo if not you can skip reading the rest of this message.

On free floating tremolos sometimes the bridge springs vibrate causing a weird sound that I cannot describe. The way to resolve it is to put a piece of foam over the springs (not to much though or it might get caught in the springs) in the tremolo cavity on the back of the guitar.

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Re: Tinny Sound on String

7/18/2001 8:27 AM

Rick Malloy (590) wrote:

I've run into this twice, once was with very worn strings. The string that was tinny didn't even look like it was vibrating right, hard to explain. Anyway, changing strings seemed fixed it, I haven't had that problem with that guitar since. On another guitar, I had just finished tweaking my intonation and noticed this start to happen on one of the strings. I snugged up the set screws on the saddles and it went away. One of the scews was loose and I guess this caused some vibration that made the string sound tinny.

Rick