Re: Twang from the high E string
- From: michaelcjeep@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:26:14 -0700
On Aug 15, 12:22 pm, kitekrazy <kitekr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Charmed Snark wrote:
On 15 Aug 2007, Nil <rednoise+n...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
On 15 Aug 2007, michaelcj...@xxxxxxxxx wrote in
New question: I frequently get a twang off my high E stringWhat's a "twang"?
while playing chords, particularly on the upstroke of double
It's like the great big TWAAAAANGgggggg I sometimes get off of my
bass E string, when I hammer it too hard on a chord, on my acoustic.
Only that in his case, its his thin little E twaaanggeeeng instead.
I'm guessing that you use 009s for your strings, making that high E
pretty bendy and susceptable to any heavy handed plucking.
Those lighter strings require a lighter touch and more accuracy to
go with it. A dug in 009 upswing could really over pluck that little
E string. That's one of a few reasons I don't like the 009s. This is
where a girly kind of touch would be beneficial.
I can only think of two possibilities:  live with it and improve
upon your accuracy and lightness of strumming (a good idea). And/or
 switch to heavier strings, at least until you get better with #
I have taken the #1 approach to my occaisional low E twang problem
on the acoustic. It still sings out at times -- sounds like a
"guitar fart" when it happens. If I was performing, I'd be inclined
to say "scuse-me!"
Even after your post I would have to ask,
"What's a "twang"?"- Hide quoted text -
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It's an unwanted overpowering note from the high E string that is out
of place within the dynamics of the surrounding chordal notes.
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