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Strange flange effect from unplugged 1983 Peavey Patriot. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by _MementoMori_, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. _MementoMori_

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    It's all the way up and down the fretboard, but most pronounced from around the 9th fret up. It really does sound like a switched on flange pedal and honestly kinda cool. It's not noticeable through an amp. The guitar, if you're not familiar, has a toploading bridge with 6 barrel saddles. It's a weird sorta S-type/T-type hybrid with vintage style tuners and a S-type ash body.
     
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    Could it be that the action is set perfectly-low, and (when fretted) the strings are right on the edge of fretting out, and very nearly into the sitar-sound?

    Just thinking out loud.

    I've had too much coffee.

    :oops:
     
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    Maybe. It does have the lowest action of all of my guitars. I hadn't even considered that - I guess it would make that sound from just lightly grazing the fret tops.
     
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    Anybody else? No other ideas on why my guitar sounds like it's haunted by the ghost of Ravi Shankar?
     
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