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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Muted open string

Just drop tuned to D standard. I am having two issues:

1. The G string, sounds a tad bit "muted" when played open
2. I'm getting a tiny bit of rattling on the C string, when played open.

I don't recall having these two issues when the guitar was in standard tune. And I don't hear anything when fretting the notes.

I have added a bit of relief to the neck, to no avail. I even raised the action, which did not help either.

It is only happening on those 2 strings. Guitar has a FR on it by the way, any ideas? Action is around 3.5mm measured on the 12th fret, low D.

Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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Re: Muted open string

your nut is too low and string are oscilating more downtuned.
im dealing with this right now in standard tuning on a hm strat with the wrong nut that is not radiused and it is muting the middle strings.
also that action is way high.
you should get 2 mm at 24 fret or 22 fret if a 22.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Muted open string

Thanks. What can be done to fix this? I read that you have to use shims possibly?

It is the 5th and 4th string doing this by the way.
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Re: Muted open string

I'm having the same issue on my RG550. The high E sounds slightly muted when played open but sounds normal when fretted.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Muted open string

I'm pretty sure Andrew is right on, so I ordered the bronze shims from Stewart Mac 5min ago. I have tried trus rod adjustments and action, so I can't think of what else it could be.
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Re: Muted open string

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I'm pretty sure Andrew is right on, so I ordered the bronze shims from Stewart Mac 5min ago. I have tried trus rod adjustments and action, so I can't think of what else it could be.
Thats the ticket bro.
by the way i put a radiused ibanez nut on the hm strat and problem solved and plays like butter.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Re: Muted open string

You can also boost the gauge of your strings a bit to have a bit more string tension (hence less oscillation)
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