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chrisola

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couple of (probably) silly guitar tech questions...
« on: June 13, 2005, 10:17:32 AM »
Ok hear me out:

1) On my LP, hitting certain open strings causes other strings to vibrate loudly, eg: hitting an open B means the A string vibrates REALLY loudly if not muted, whereas the others dont. Is this down to the fixed bridge setup or the pole pieces on the stock p/ups being wrongly adjusted??

2) Would a higher output pickup just exagerate the above thing?

3) Humbucker sets, can you have a calibrated set of 2 different pickups?
ie miracle man bridge + crawler neck set? Or war pig bridge and miracle man neck?

4) What the hell causes the ghost notes\echoes you can get ??(ie pick a note on the high E then hammer on, notes bleed together as one 'echoes' into the other... or hitting open stings then fretting them causes the open stings note to still linger and bleed into fretted note... happens to me only on the high e + b strings :( )

Thanks for any info :P
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2005, 11:33:50 AM »
1) This is caused by the bridge. The strings don't only rest on the saddles but also on the edge of the bridge. The string vibrations are transferred through the bridge to the other strings. You will either have to change your playing style so you can mute the strings that vibrate when you don't want to or change the bridge to a narrower one, like a nashville bridge. I had the same problem with my LP, one the reasons I sold it.

2) No.

3) I think so, if you order them on the same time.

4) Probably pickups too close to the strings.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2005, 05:39:17 PM »
I think Ratrod answered this one pretty fully, I'd only add that yes I can custom spec out a set of humbuckers for you no trouble-just mail or PM me your requirements.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2005, 06:46:19 PM »
Thanks Tim.

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2005, 09:45:16 PM »
Gold star my friend! :D
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2005, 10:27:54 PM »
Thanks, Tim. I'm starting to blush now. :oops:
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