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Bill Groner

Post Posted 19 May 2017 1:58 am     Reply with quote

Can anyone please tell me why my high E string feels like it has bumps on it. I wouldn't say it's sticky, it just does not feel smooth. The puzzling thing to me is, it doesn't seem to be that way all the time? I have wiped the string down with a cloth, paper towel, etc and also the tone bar, but I still feel it. Any answers would be appreciated. I am totally a new wanna be player.
currently own, 4 Gronertone lap steels.
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Stefan Robertson

London, UK
Post Posted 19 May 2017 2:39 am     Reply with quote


Clean it or replace it. Up to you.

Try wiping each string individually.

If it still feels bumpy may be corrosion/or just badly made.

Stefan aka Bilal Khalif
Bill Hatcher custom 12 string Lap Steel Guitar
E13#9/F Bebop Tuning

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Paul Seager

Augsburg, Germany
Post Posted 19 May 2017 2:39 am     Reply with quote

Not quite sure I understand the symptom but a few years back I went through a phase where unwound strings felt like they were "scrapey", similar to when one hears a player's fingers moving on acoustic guitars on a recording.

After a short while whatever it was went away. The only conscious change I made was to press down a little more with the tone-bar and learnt that applying pressure is no bad thing once you get comfortable with it.

Hope this helps!
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