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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2004, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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7th String Sustain Problem

Hey guys. I'm having this weird problem with my RG 1527. When I hit the low string (B), it seems "deadened." That is to say, it doesn't sound as lively as the other strings, and it fades MUCH quicker than the others. I have no idea what this could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 06:21 AM
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I had that on a set-up just recently,changed strings and it dissapeared, i dunno if it'll help you as well, just try a new set of strings, Ya can't loose anything

If it does'nt work feel free to hurl abuse in my direction :P

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 06:54 AM
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The same happened to me. Just change the strings .
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 09:06 AM
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i know alot of people who get this all the time,

its very normal (it seems) on the low end in general, the low stings (normal a b in 7string or just the low e) seem lifeless, and well........dead lol.

only cure is to replace
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 11:22 AM
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As mentioned in other threads, the scale length is the killer. A low E or drop D is about as far as you can get on a 25 1/2" scale before its too short. So yes, keeping the B string fresh will always help, but what I find is that some string makers have a larger core and smaller windings to make the exact same string size. I think that's a better fit than a smaller core and fatter windings. When the windings are too fat, the string is under less tension and the windings tend to choke off the vibrations. I don't know how you tell which brand is which, but it might be time to experiment, or start opening packages at the store and compare winding sizes.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2004, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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OK. Thanks guys. It's about due for a string change anyway. I'll try that.
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