Changed a string at a gig now it sounds funny/quieter then the others???

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Chautauqua, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Chautauqua

    Chautauqua Tele-Holic

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    Long time reader, efirst time poster...

    Guitar is a 72 Tele-Deluxe RI with all original parts (for now)... So stock Fender wide ranges and the lousy 250K pots in it.

    SO, as the title suggests, I changed out my D string at a show the other night and suddenly...WHAM, it's like that one string is turned down to 2/3 the volume of the other strings. It's not just "new string" difference in tonality, I've changed out all the strings now and same problem. I did find that the string thru-body hole had some errant wood chips in it so I leaned it out and now...It's still quiet.

    I searched and only came up with a Thread about a guy who's G-string was doing the same thing, but that came down to "use a non-wound G-string"
    and someone mentioning that a guitar tech told him that the string wasn't straight in the nut... I've filed out the nut so that's not it (I took the shoulders down so I could say for certain they weren't deadining the strings)

    ANyway, I have a pretty big gig on Thursday and after spending all afternoon fighting with this thing and going back and forth to the amp I'm really frustrated and decided to give it a whirl finding an answer here...

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  2. Chautauqua

    Chautauqua Tele-Holic

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    So I may have solved my problem... With these Fender Wideranges, they have the off-set screws that come through the pup cover...well, I cranked them out and closer to the string snd VIOLA we have oure volume back... Don't know that it's completely fixed, BUT I did get more sound out of it so it's not lost in the mix... Makes me feel alot better cause I've got a big gig on Thursday and I didn't want to have to play a B-up guitar that's not my Tele-DLX cause my tone is largely impossible to re-create with a single coil'd tele. Phew...

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  3. LightninMike

    LightninMike Tele-Holic

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    G-string problems can usually be traced to them being in too far.... :eek:

    Sorry, i saw the shiny apple on that tree and had to pick it)
     
  4. Chautauqua

    Chautauqua Tele-Holic

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    HAHAHAHAHA Fair enough mate, I couldn't have resisted it either aye ;)

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  5. megafiddle

    megafiddle Former Member

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    Did the replacement strings happen to be pure nickel, maybe?

    That would do it.
     
  6. Bartholomew3

    Bartholomew3 Friend of Leo's

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    Bad strings sometimes happen.
     
  7. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Fralin makes pickups with a raised D and lowered G pole.

    I like G&L pups because of the adjustable poles-- plus they sound good!!
     
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