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Dec 11, 2023 - 11:21 AM

RB 250

USA

517 posts since 8/17/2004

I just changed the strings on my '03 Rb250 and now I get a sympathetic ring when I play the first string open. Never happened before. Same gauges 10-12-14-22-10, same head (remo) and bridge (Snuffy Smith).

Thanks for any clues or suggestions as to what might be causing this.

Dec 11, 2023 - 12:17:58 PM

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Did you remove all the strings before replacing them? (I am wondering if the bridge position changed, and/or whether the tailpiece height may have changed)

Edited by - gcpicken on 12/11/2023 12:20:55

Dec 11, 2023 - 2:08:15 PM
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KCJones

USA

2863 posts since 8/30/2012

To pinpoint the source, you can mute things one at a time and see if it affects the ringing. Put a hand on each string to mute it, cover the tailpiece with a piece of leather, etc. Use a capo to isolate the nut. One by one you can mute each area that might cause the ring. Eventually you'll find a spot that when you mute it, the ringing stops. Then at least you can look at that spot specifically to see what the root cause is.

Edited by - KCJones on 12/11/2023 14:09:07

Dec 11, 2023 - 2:08:26 PM

RB 250

USA

517 posts since 8/17/2004

Yes, I had all the strings off, was oiling the fretboard.

Dec 11, 2023 - 2:31:42 PM
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RB 250

USA

517 posts since 8/17/2004

quote:
Originally posted by gcpicken

Did you remove all the strings before replacing them? (I am wondering if the bridge position changed, and/or whether the tailpiece height may have changed)


Thanks! It was the bridge. Somehow it was slightly tilted toward the tailpiece. Just a small tilt back toward the nut, more upright, did the trick. No more "ring."

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