Odd Gstring sounds

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Kevin Bryden
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Odd Gstring sounds

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Hi I have 2 two strat copies I built years ago. Both have Schaller 3D bridges.

Both exhibit odd noises on the G string with some amp settings, it's a kind of an overtone sound. Usually happens around the 10 to 15th frets. It can be influenced to some extent by the amps setting, especially once you ramp the gain up a little. One guitar has emg pick ups and the other has Gibson humbuckers. Neither are subject to magnetic string suck.

Thanks in advance for some help on this.

Kevin

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Mark Swanson
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Since it happens with two different guitars, I think it must be something in the amp, or possibly the effects you are using. Try a different rig. The same issue is highly unlikely to happen on two guitars.
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Kevin Bryden
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Thanks Mark, it does happen on more than 1 rig.

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How high are the saddles set on the bridge? I used to use those, and one problem is if the saddles are not high enough, the string buzzes on the roller, and sometimes pops out.

Schaller supplies spacers with the bridges, but I've never found a reason to use them. They often put the bridge too high, and that makes you lower the saddles all the way, and then the strings buzz. So if you are using he spacer, try removing it.

I also use to file deeper slots in the rollers.

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