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  • Ghost notes on my strat

    It's this strat.



    I figured out a while ago that it was the G string behind the nut ringing (no tree). Easy fix to mute it, but I was wondering why I hear it through the amp. Does it mean the pickups are microphonic?
    http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Electric-Guitars/I-smeared-bacon-fat-on-my-strat-now-it-stinks/td-p/16697195

  • #2
    It means there is a ghost spirit. You need to perform an exorcism on it. If you ship me the guitar I'll do it for only $200, but it will take me quite a while to do it.
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    • #3
      We had a guitar we called the Ghost because it had such insane harmonics that it would often cry and moan, seemingly independent of what the player was doing. It was a cheap, plywood copy of an LP and except for the fact that it didn't intonate properly and weighed a half-ton, it was a fun guitar.

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      • #4
        We had a guitar we called the Ghost because it had such insane harmonics that it would often cry and moan, seemingly independent of what the player was doing. It was a cheap, plywood copy of an LP and except for the fact that it didn't intonate properly and weighed a half-ton, it was a fun guitar.


        Mine seems to transfer through the nut. Any open G string and you can hear it acoustically. I just don't know why it's so obvious through the amp.
        http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Electric-Guitars/I-smeared-bacon-fat-on-my-strat-now-it-stinks/td-p/16697195

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        • #5
          It's not as simple as the P/U's to close to the strings?

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          J_N.
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          • #6
            This happens to plenty of guitars, just means you need to dampen the strings behind the nut. I know a lot of metal guys do that so there is no excess ringing in their staccato riffs.
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            • #7
              try more winds around the post next time you string up. the increased angle might help it
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