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 Post subject: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:39 am 
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I've had my 360-6 for nearly a year now, but recently I had a bit of the problem with the high E string. When playing the 2nd to 7th frets it almost sounds as if the string is muted. The problem is made worse depending on the position of the guitar and my arm. Is this just a problem with the string or could it be something more serious?


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 Post subject: Re: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:56 am 
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Make sure your truss rods are properly adjusted for an absolutely straight neck.


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 Post subject: Re: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:10 am 
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If the strings are nearly a year old you might need new strings


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 Post subject: Re: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:25 pm 
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Make sure your truss rods are properly adjusted for an absolutely straight neck.

If the strings are nearly a year old you might need new strings


I'd do both. First I would change the strings, then adjust the neck to make it absolutely straight as previously stated. I like the Ric strings myself (10-13-17-26-34-42).

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 Post subject: Re: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:02 am 
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And please let us know how you make out, VivaGlasVegas.


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 Post subject: Re: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:17 am 
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Had same problem with my B string AFTER I'd changed strings. Turns out the problem wasn't the TR adjustment, but the angle of the bridge. I'd adjusted the front/rear screws because they were not completely level. However, there wasn't a clean enough break over the saddle, and it was making the open string sound really dead. Readjusted the bridge and the problem went away. (I diagnosed it by placing my finger between the saddle and the tailpiece and pressing down. That got rid of it and now I'm happy.

Valenti


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 Post subject: Re: Muted E Strimg
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:28 pm 
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Hello, problem solved! I got a new set of Ric strings because I had some mediocore replacements due to the fact Ric strings arent all that easy to find in shops. That helped but didnt quite solve the problem, so I adjusted the bridge slightly and now its perfect. Cheers for the advice!


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