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post Mar 2 2009, 01:53 AM
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When I play the high E string...it also makes the G string ring like I picked it! I hear this weird harmonic...and I mute the high E with my finger...and I heard a note still ringing!! blink.gif I realized that everytime I play the high E string, it makes the G string play as well. What gives?!

edit - the more I play with it...the more I realize that all the strings are being effected! I pick one string, and I hear sound coming from other strings as well. This is the first time this happened to me! Is my bridge screwy or something?!

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Intonation? I don't really know but maybe you should go to your local store and get a set-up smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2009, 01:58 AM
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Would be nice to hear a sample of that phenomenom.
Could be the bridge....
But if you can record it that would be great to imagine exactly what's happening


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post Mar 2 2009, 02:06 AM
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Here is an mp3 of the sound. This is picking the high E string...and then you can hear me mute the string and the remaining sounds coming from either the low E or the A string.
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post Mar 2 2009, 02:17 AM
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Well, when you hit the higher E string the whole neck vibrates and therefore the G string rings because nothing is stopping it from absorb the vibration that sends the high E string.
So it has to be a problem on the bridge. Check your action, the saddles that are on the bridge and also check if the neck is allright (straight).


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post Mar 2 2009, 02:27 AM
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I think it is time for a setup anyway...I never had one done when I bought the guitar. It played quite nicely from the store, so I never bothered!


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post Mar 2 2009, 02:30 AM
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Well, usually shop keepers say for you to go to the store do a set-up a month after you get the guitar, atleast the shop keepers around here do smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2009, 02:44 AM
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Well actualy its a natural phenomenon called resonnance, but oddly, it should be the B string, the string that vibrates when the E is picked.

This happens in all guitars, but in some it is less audible while in others it is obvious. It even happens when you play a fretted note, generally the string that is the octave (1st harmonic) and/or the 5th (2nd harmonic) tends to resonate when the fundemental note is picked. So dont be alarmed if its not something that recently developped, but if it will relieve you from your worries you might wanna take your guitar to local luthier to ask for advice.

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post Mar 2 2009, 03:00 AM
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That happens all the time on acoustic guitars,
you hit high E on 3rd fret and you hear G string 12th harmonic as well
since it's the same note and plus in the same octave,
of course you have to hit high E pretty hard
while leaving G string to resonates totally freely.
Shouldn't happen that easy on electric tho
so it's probably bridge resonating to easy (maybe springs or som).
Take it to the shop or lutheir and no worries, it's nothing serious. smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2009, 03:04 AM
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The second harmonic of the A string is the higher E string and that 5th string is vibrating by empathy.
As Muris said it happends all the time but to be sure (and if you've never taken the guitar to a repair shop) you might want to check the instrument.


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post Mar 2 2009, 03:24 AM
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Thanks guys...will have a pro check it out!


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post Mar 3 2009, 12:16 AM
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Mine epiphone was doing that too!

Know what the problem was, my bolts weren't tight on the tuning pegs. I thought that my G was too low or something, but it was just one of the bolts rattling. Loosen all the strings, and snug them up with a wrench (but not too much, don't crack the plastic/paint).

Hope this is as easy fix for you as mine was.


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post Mar 3 2009, 03:43 AM
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Did you mute all the other strings? All strings tend to vibrate if you pick one of them, so this is why we have to mute them all the time. Some strings tend to vibrate more, like A, D and B for example, but it depends from one guitar to another.


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post Mar 3 2009, 07:02 PM
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This happends all the time. When I play my acoustic, say G-chord, the g-string on my other acoustic starts vibrating aswell...


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