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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Low Open E goes sharp

I got a fixed bridge guitar. I notice when I hit the open low E string, it goes sharp. If I pick softly it's fine. How can I make the open E stay in tune at any pick attack? Is this a bridge or nut issue?
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I got a fixed bridge guitar. I notice when I hit the open low E string, it goes sharp. If I pick softly it's fine. How can I make the open E stay in tune at any pick attack? Is this a bridge or nut issue?
Sorry to say it Jay; but its a technique issue....... there's is no fix for it other than de-tuning a few cents to equate.
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Re: Low Open E goes sharp

This happened with me when I used 9s What gauge are you using?
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Re: Low Open E goes sharp

The gauge question is probably relevant, I would certainly expect this to happen less with higher gauge strings due to the higher tension involved. But I like the feel of 11s for standard tuning on a fixed bridge guitar too, some people like light gauge strings no matter what, but then you're going to have to deal with this sort of thing.
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This happened with me when I used 9s What gauge are you using?

I use 9 guage for the bass strings (but the treble strings are 11's). I'll try 11's on all the strings. thanks guys!
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The gauge question is probably relevant, I would certainly expect this to happen less with higher gauge strings due to the higher tension involved. But I like the feel of 11s for standard tuning on a fixed bridge guitar too, some people like light gauge strings no matter what, but then you're going to have to deal with this sort of thing.

Using 11's worked! Thanks again.
When I put 9's on my Floyd's I never had this problem. Lesson learned: Heavy gauges for fixed bridges. 11's on a fixed bridge feel lighter than they are.
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