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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2020, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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B and G string resonance issue RG550

Hi guys, I have an RG550 Genesis that gives me a strange issue with the B and G string. When played together on the same fret (example: playing double stop, major 3rd on B and G strings at 5th fret), it sounds horrible and off tune. The 2 strings are perfectly intonated and the tuner reads pitch perfect notes all across the fret board. Have a listen to the below recording:

https://soundcloud.com/sh3zard/b-and...pboard&p=a&c=1

I've taken the guitar to 2 luthiers already and they couldn't solve it. Anyone else have this problem? And have you been able to solve it? It seems the only solution that worked for me is to tune one of these strings a tad sharper, but that throws off all the chords to sounding off tune.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2020, 11:17 AM
 
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From the description it sounds like maybe your pressing too hard? If everything is intonated perfectly... The first variable is the human one.

Now... My js24p up around the 17th fret has a very minor tuning problem due to the fret slot. It's legit out of tune due to an improperly cut fret slot. Perhaps that may be your issue. But with my situation I can see it on a tuner. It's perfectly in tune open, at the 12th fret octave... Everywhere else as well, But not at the 17th fret.

The only other thing I could think of is perhaps your nut is shimmed too high. This can cause intonation issues on frets closer to the nut because of how much tension is being added to the string as it is pressed, before you actually come in contact with the fret.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2020, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the response! Actually I'm not pressing hard at all. Also, the luthier removed a bit of shim from the nut and lowered its height. But it hasn't helped at all. From lower to upper frets, this messy resonance is all across the fretboard. It's really frustrating..

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From the description it sounds like maybe your pressing too hard? If everything is intonated perfectly... The first variable is the human one.

Now... My js24p up around the 17th fret has a very minor tuning problem due to the fret slot. It's legit out of tune due to an improperly cut fret slot. Perhaps that may be your issue. But with my situation I can see it on a tuner. It's perfectly in tune open, at the 12th fret octave... Everywhere else as well, But not at the 17th fret.

The only other thing I could think of is perhaps your nut is shimmed too high. This can cause intonation issues on frets closer to the nut because of how much tension is being added to the string as it is pressed, before you actually come in contact with the fret.
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