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Dave Hepworth


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West Yorkshire, UK
Post  Posted 7 Dec 2019 10:32 am    
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Hi all,
My quite new PSG has a zing on the top F#.It does not happen on open string only when bar is applied.There are NO grooves on finger ( checked with a 40x lens) and the guitar is not old and with anodised fingers..If I press the string against the finger with my finger hard it will disappear and then return ,especially if I don't play for a day or so.Any ideas please.
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Lee Warren


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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 7 Dec 2019 10:44 am    
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Try a new string?
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 7 Dec 2019 12:43 pm    
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Lube the roller?
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 9 Dec 2019 12:30 pm    
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A tiny drop of oil where the string goes over the finger may prevent what you're hearing.

Use oil...not some dry lube product!
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Bobby D. Jones


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West Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 10 Dec 2019 12:23 am    
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Sounds like the string is "Work Hardening" where it leaves the fingers curve. Once that little section work hardens from bending with a raise or lower, It will not bend and pull down solid on the finger, This can be a problem on any string that is raised, lowered or raised and lowered like 4 and 8 on E9th neck. That is the sound that says,"Its string changing time".
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Dick Wood


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Springtown Texas, USA
Post  Posted 10 Dec 2019 11:50 am    
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You say it doesn't happen open but when you use the bar. Sounds like you're not applying enough pressure especially if you're playing at the first fret. If you haven't accidentally put on the wrong gauge string then I suspect bar pressure.

Even after 40 years of playing,I tend to play with light bar pressure now and then and I hear it too.
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Dave Hepworth


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West Yorkshire, UK
Post  Posted 11 Dec 2019 9:15 am    
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Hi guys
Many thanks for the replies.Ill investigate all your ideas.
I don't think it is bar pressure as I have tried light and heavy pressures.Funny how applying pressure to string near changer temporary alleviates the problem .May be the way the string hangs over the finger at the witness point.
Regards Dave
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Billy Carr


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Seminary, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 11 Dec 2019 9:52 am     Psg
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Used to run into that problem when I was playing Rains guitars years ago. I would keep trying different gauge/brand strings until one would work. D'Addario's is what I'd try today. Really is a difference. Good luck buddy !
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Dick Wood


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Springtown Texas, USA
Post  Posted 11 Dec 2019 9:58 am    
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Another thought is that the wrap on the string may be lifting the string just enough to where it doesn't contact the top of the finger. Some strings have a long wrap and some short.
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