Members exclamationmark Posted January 19, 2010 Members Share Posted January 19, 2010 So while trying to intonate my guitar I noticed something very odd... As we all know, the 12th fret harmonic should be exactly equal to the open note on a given string, no questions asked. Even a rubber band strung between your fingers exhibits this property. But not on my guitars high E string, apparently. There is literally a 10 cent difference between the open note being played and the harmonic on the 12th fret, with the harmonic being flat. No other strings on my guitar behave in this manner, but the funny thing is they SOUND different (ie, normal) compared to the high E string. You know that "beating" sound when you play two notes like G and F# together (11 semitones), my high E string sounds exactly like this when I play most singular notes, only VERY SLIGHTLY noticeable when unplugged, though annoying none the less. It could just be my trem springs resonating, but I have a strong suspicion it's related to the harmonic problem (plus it only seems to be localized to that particular string). I had experienced a similar problem with that "beating" sound on another guitar when the string was not properly seated in the saddle, but with this trem and all, the string kinda seats itself. Anyone else experience anything similar in the past and care to share their secrets? :poke: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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