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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dead sounding string - G string has short sustain - possibly

Hello,

* * I own a pretty worn out Jem 555 and lately the sustain on my g-string is very short. This short sustain happens when I play the string open, and on any fret, so I'm pretty sure the problem is coming from the bridge. Can anybody offer any help with solving this problem. I have gigs coming up and don't have the time to bring it to a tech.

THANK YOU!!!!!

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 01:10 AM
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Heavy fretwear?
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 01:53 AM
 
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Worn saddles can only be replaced with new ones as far as I know...
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 08:36 AM
 
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did you replace the strings?
i ask you this cause i realized that many ppl don't replace the strings when they got a used guitar...

try looking at the G saddle, look at it closely and check out for any dirt or stuff right where the string lays, or between string and saddle.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi!

Thanks for the help. The strings are fresh, so I doubt the gstring itself is the cause. Also, could it
be heavy fretwear even though it has the same short sustain when I play the string open? It doesn't
rattle or buzz, it just sort of sounds like a banjo string. Anyways, the guitar is pretty beat up, and I am
saving for a 7DBK, but I'm hoping I can fix this quick because it will be quite some time before I can afford the new guitar.

Thank you!
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You can try to switch the saddles on the G and D string. If the problem have moved to the D string you will need a new saddle. If it stays on the G string you might want to do a closer inspection of the nut.
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I still lean toward fretwear. The frets will be way more worn than the nut or the saddle and will just kill tone and sustain.
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On the last set of strings,did you have the same problem?
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you all for the help! I will try fooling around with the saddle. I seriously doubt fret or nutwear because it sounds dull when played open or fretted, I guess it is a saddle problem. I'll post when I try something.

Thank you so much again!!!

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La Famiglia...
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Ahh fellow Italians! Nice to see, considering Vai is one.

Ciao!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 05:14 PM
 
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yeah...
and Satriani, Petrucci, Balducci, Patitucci, Gambale, Tafolla, Trovato, Appice bros and so on... ow! how many italians! that's an invasion!

[size=0.5](oh yeah... and Cianciulli too!)[/size]
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My last name, Trongmo, sounds Italian if it's pronounced the correct way.
Can I be an Italian too? :biggrin:
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Sure just change the 'm' to an 'n' and it could work!

hehe

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hehe...
well, Salem, luckily for you... you're not Italian!
Trongmo is a very very weird word/name here, it could sound Italian for you non-Italians, but not for us, defenetely.
if it was Trongimo, Trogno, Trongo, then you were Italian, but Trongmo... oh, pretty weird!
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