Re: Playing the B String

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Posted by milan on September 04, 2000 at 20:41:07:

In Reply to: Playing the B String posted by pkeeg on September 04, 2000 at 19:55:49:

: Has anyone got any ideas or comments on what to do about the WAVEY, pulsating sound sound that the B string produces on my Stingray 5. It sounds like the string is to loose but it's very taught. I've changed the string and the battery. It dosn't sound as bad when I use a pick as it dose when I play with fingers because of the more defined signal. Thank you.


Try lowering the pickup. If the pickup is too close to the string it can pull the string and cause it to vibrate erratically. Also check to see that the string saddle is seated solidly(making sure both height adjusrment screws are firmly seated on the bridge plate). These would be the most common causes. Raising the action or loosening the truss rod slightly may help as well.

Another possibility is the string itself. What brand are you using now? Ernie Ball doesn't make the best B strings(in my experience). I find MTD and Fodera to be excellent, clear sounding and long ringing.

Good Luck!

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