;D After playing some weeks with the GT and Airbrake I heard some additional notes especially on the g-string (5th, 7th and 9th fret). I didn´t hear this buzz on my slide guitar. I checked my guitars dry and heard some noise that way too. I think my guitars need a fretjob. Does anyone have the same experience?
When I hear fret noise I usually check the string height and the intonation, then dress/polish the frets with those flexible nail files that are graduated from rough to fine. Sometimes I just loosen the truss 1/4 turn wait til next day, then check intonation. I think everybody that has more than one guitar should learn how to dress and polish frets. Stew Mac has those fingerboard protectors and they speed up the process.
I'd need a little more info though... are you chording or stretching? Is your normal action lower than most? Is all the hardware on the guitar tight and not vibrating? That kind of stuff would help to narrow things down.
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Bluzman, thanks for the info. I´ll check my guitars as you mentioned above and will give a report after that. My normal action is not low. I play more chords as I´m the rhythm player in our band and rarely play some solos. I heard the additional tones at home. By playing clean and crunch sound I don´t hear those additional noise. Turning on the volume to 10 o´clock on the amp and the guitar volume full there it begins (playing some lead lines). On my Strat are now 11-48 strings (Cleartone). At home I use the Airbrake in bedroom level or at click 4. In both settings it´s the same. I´m playing a mojo 1-12 tweed cab with a TT alnico. Next time I will try another speaker and hope to narrow things down. Thanks for your help.
Benttop, do you hear the tube rattle on your GT all the time or just by playing on some frets? I tried another quad of EL84´s (GE´s). I believe that my noise is not from the amp. I checked my guitar and found some cuts especially under the g-string. I think that´s my problem. By playing hard with the pick I hear some buzz. I checked further the trussrod and was surprised that it was a bit loose. I fixed that. Further by checking the guitar dry I heard some noise from the springs of the tremolo. I fixed that too and now it´s way better. I didn´t know that those things can make additional noise. I didn´t hear that while playing my MazJrNr with the same cab. Maybe the GT is more sensitive (as you and me) and let us hear things we usually don´t like. Anyway this is a great forum and I found a lot of help from other members. Thanks, Willi.
Post by benttop (Steve) on Jan 22, 2008 6:48:37 GMT -7
I just get a bit of tube rattle on certain notes. Well actually, it could be something in the room too - my studio isn't the pristine all glass and drapes type studio. I have all kinds of other junk down there too, so if something is rattling it usually takes me a good while to figure out what it is...