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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I got this bad boy in December and I've run into a few problems that I'd like some help with. The guitar seems resonate at E which causes the low E string and the A string to a lesser extent to vibrate strongly as you play. It's extremely frustrating because it's hard to keep it constantly blocked while you're playing making you sound very sloppy at times even though I could play the exact same on another guitar and sound just fine. I'm not sure if it's because of the through neck but I'm assuming it is. Is there anything I can do about this? At the moment when I play very low on the E and A strings it sounds a mess.
I'm going to change the pickups as they aren't clear at all. What pick ups would you guys suggest? The guitar is very bassy so keep that in mind.
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Thanks a million for the time.

Also do you think the loss of clarity is to do with the pickups or the vibrating?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 03:49 PM
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Re: Help with my RGT320

BTW, these symptoms were pretty similar on my RGT3020FM which gave me problems when playing D-string; when I picked D-string hard, some metal part on the guitar started vibrating and touching another metal part at the same freq and it sounded irritating as hell. The screw nuts which fasten the tuner pins into the headstock had loosened up a bit, 3 of them actually, and after I tightened those the bad resonating sound stopped.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help with my RGT320

That isn't it. It's the wood vibrating that causes the strings to vibrate, not any metal. Thanks anyway!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 11:09 AM
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Re: Help with my RGT320

This will happen with most guitars at high volume and gain settings. In fact if it doesn't happen it suggests more of a problem ! String damping is a skill you need to acquire. However, the resonating can be made worse if your gain is too high and you stand close to your amp. Try backing off the gain,and maybe the bass, stand in a different position in relation to your amp/cab and learn to damp the offending strings when you're not playing them.

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