Strat: G string problem

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  1. ray1954

    ray1954 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi Everyone, a few minutes ago while I was doing the set up to my Stratocaster the G string has become mute while the other strings are ok. What may have happened? Thank you in advance for advice.
     
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    Mosy likely it is resting on a fret, or it has slipped off the saddle. It could also be in contact with the pole piece on one of the pickups. It shouldn't be difficult to find where it's in contact with something it shouldn't be.
     
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    And welcome!
     
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    ray1954 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi Cerb, a really big thank you! Your advice was invaluable, it was in contact with the pole piece of one of the pickups ..... and thanks for welcome!
     
  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    can you post a few pics that will show us the height of your pickups?
     
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    If it's touching you're way too high.
    I mean the pickup BTW. :)
     
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    What if mine keep moving side to side?
     
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    Oh, the lens fell outta my glasses again
     
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  9. ray1954

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    Hi, sorry for the delay, as soon as I took the photos, I hope they are good
     

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  10. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    yeah you could stand to lower each of those about 1/16".
     
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    Your pickups are WAY too high

    The neck pickup's cover should be flush or just a hair above the pickguard surface, middle maybe 1/8" higher than neck, bridge 1/8" higher than middle. You have way too much magnetic pull right now and it's killing your sustain and throwing off note definition / intonation....
     
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    Totally agree, pickups are too high. If you like a really quacky sound in the 2 and 4 position, try setting the middle pickup lower than the others, seems to work for me.
     
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    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    heres mine on the 2010....i like the middle pretty low as well.


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    Wow
    That low?
    I'll have to play with it..
    THX
     
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    neck and bridge do I leave the same?
     
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    I’ve recently lowered all of mine to 1/64 above the guard for the neck(roughly measured from the top of the pickup cover down to the guard), the middle ends up being 1/8” higher than that and the bridge ends up being 1/8” higher than the bridge.
    I used to run them much higher, thought I’d play with extremes and this worked out for everything and sounds great. Real Stratty.
     
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    I really love the Western Swing and the Bakersfield sound and I noticed that the Shamblin pick ups for example weren't that low (I may be wrong) what do you think?
     
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    I don't even understand this statement / question.....

    Where are the pickups 'not that low'??

    Another guitar? Whose? Maybe they had very high string height which allowed for higher pickups.....
     
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    You need to lower the neck and bridge as suggested by previous post response. What I am saying is lower the middle a little more if you like a quackier sound (Robert Cray) in the 2 and 4 pos. Basically messing with the middle pickup height changes the 2 and 4 tones somewhat. Just experiment with it.