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fatstrat
post Jan 26 2008, 09:13 PM
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So I need a little help...I'm trying to play a little Back in Black and for the intro I can't quite get my G string to sound as crisp as the Gibson SG...I've got great pickups (Seymour Duncan neck and Burstbucker bridge) and a well made guitar (PRS), but for some reason I get a flat sounding G string whenever I hammer on and pull for that intro lick. Is it my settings on the amp? any help would be great!!!!


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post Jan 26 2008, 09:15 PM
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Is this the first time it happening? Does it sound normal and good with other strings (older set of strings) on a same guitar ?

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post Jan 26 2008, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Jan 26 2008, 03:15 PM) *
Is this the first time it happening? Does it sound normal and good with other strings (older set of strings) on a same guitar ?


they're new strings, but then again they arent the highest of quality...so i could definitely see poor craftsmanship being the culprit. The strings I use are D'addario XL's. any thoughts?


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post Jan 26 2008, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (fatstrat @ Jan 26 2008, 12:22 PM) *
they're new strings, but then again they arent the highest of quality...so i could definitely see poor craftsmanship being the culprit. The strings I use are D'addario XL's. any thoughts?


How long have you bee using this set, they might not be fully streached and broken in.


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post Jan 26 2008, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE (swingline @ Jan 26 2008, 03:24 PM) *
How long have you bee using this set, they might not be fully streached and broken in.


I've had them on there for about a week and a half...and if anybody was wondering, I'm running my guitar through a Line 6 spider II amp.


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:16 PM
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I've had some bad experiences with XL strings. They are full of bugs, because there are a lot of different quality on the market. Maybe you got a bad set, restring your guitar and try again.

If its not the strings, it could be anything man, if you say it is not the gear, it is either your amp or your playing. Play a little with your amp and see what kind of results you can come up to. Also see what gear has been used to play that song in original and try to replicate that, with both your playing and gear wise.


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:21 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Jan 26 2008, 02:16 PM) *
I've had some bad experiences with XL strings. They are full of bugs, because there are a lot of different quality on the market. Maybe you got a bad set, restring your guitar and try again.


I forgot about that, as far as XLs go you get what you pay for. I use Elixer XLs and have never had a problem with them, you might want to give them a try.


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:31 PM
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i think you have to change the strings for a good quality other wise is there,nt any problem with the nick


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post Jan 27 2008, 12:58 AM
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Appreciate all the help guys! I think i'll just take it on a general consensus that XL's just arent that great from D'addario


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