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G string is off.


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It sounds sexy but it isn't.

 

I got my SX a few days ago, and it sounds good except for the G string. It really sounds a lot higher than the others. Not in the normal way, but really really high, and kind of hurts the ears. Anybody ever have this problem with a new bass? What can I do?

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Is it kind of a chorused-out, harmonic sound, or is it just louder than the rest?

My SX has an issue with the G string having a weird harmonic quality if I don't wind it on the tuner properly; if it's the funky ringing harmonic thing, get a new string, and when you wind it on the peg, leave yourself ample extra string to get 4 or 5 really solid winds, but when you wind it on, hold the string with your fingers to keep it tight while you wind it, but leave the ball of the string about an inch out from the seat of the bridge. This weird sound is caused when the string is not allowed to spin while it's being winded on, so it gets twisted and doesn't vibrate correctly.

 

If it's just louder than the rest, lower the pickup on that side.:D

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