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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Bad new G-String, Go Figure.

I came into possesion of a near mint Jem7BSB. In the process of cleaning and restringing I had the g string fretting out/buzzing on the 12th fret while fretting the 11th fret. The fret wasn't raised up, worn down, and had no visible issues.

If I bent the B string up to the same position the g-string was or the same with the d-string there was no buzzing. If I put more pressure downward while fretting at the 11th fret no buzzing.

After checking everything that could be checked I replaced the string with another out of a brand new pack. God I hate stealing strings from new packs. No issues at all with the new string.

Who would figure a string could be thicker? in that one spot or some other odd defect.

Anyway this BSB is one of those you don't get rid of. It has the tone, feel, and sustain you look for in a guitar. If it wasn't for the **** monkey grip it would be perfect

Too lazy to take pics.

Anyone else had problems like that with strings? They are EB Super Slinky 9's.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 02:50 AM
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Re: Bad new G-String, Go Figure.

Have experienced the same with fresh/new G strings literally once or twice in past 26 years of playing. But not with any others.

...for me it wasn't so much a buzzing but a cyclical hum sound when sustaining any note on the G string.

I've always used D'Addario's.
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