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Old 2004-08-23, 06:23
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We all know im a dumbass, but i need help...

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Heres the deal. I dont know shit about amps. Seriously, i know jack. So heres my question.
Im sure its an easy fix, but its like my strings vibrate when ive got the guitar plugged in and im not using it. they give off a dumb harmonic like noise which just fucking pisses me off [especially when i go to do a solo or sumtin and like the e string start doing the noise or the g string]

So how do i stop it guys?

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Old 2004-08-23, 10:15
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well either u can turn ur volume down, or turn off ur amp. that works.
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Old 2004-08-23, 10:24
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Old 2004-08-23, 10:29
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are u talking to me???? thats pretty useful, if ur not using the guitar turn it down and stop the buzzing, it happens to me too.
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Old 2004-08-23, 10:38
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Oh, right. I misunderstood what BOTH posts said.
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Old 2004-08-23, 10:43
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anyways, please repraise the question, what you're saying now just sounds like you're not muting the other strings, if you've got a relatively shitty guitar other strings will resonate really easily
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Old 2004-08-23, 10:46
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Oh, right. I misunderstood what BOTH posts said.


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Old 2004-08-23, 10:49
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anyways, please repraise the question, what you're saying now just sounds like you're not muting the other strings, if you've got a relatively shitty guitar other strings will resonate really easily

Yeah... that's what I thought it meant. Hence my reply to the other guy.
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Old 2004-08-23, 10:51
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Yeah... that's what I thought it meant. Hence my reply to the other guy.


shit happens so im over it, dont worry bout it.
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Old 2004-08-23, 13:25
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Just get used to muting the strings with either hand, what ever is easier for you when you are playing ( I use either, at different times) and between songs, turn down the volume. On alot of Slayer (I'm sure many other bands do it too) bootlegs I've listened to and seen, they do that with the volume knob between songs, and I suppose it is the best way. Not a stupid question, I was thinking of making a thread smilar to this one.
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Old 2004-08-23, 14:04
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Old 2004-08-23, 17:33
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like every one else has said, ure not muting the strings and so their ringing out and creating unwanted feedback. it has nothin to do with ure amp, but is because u aint turned ure guitars volume off, perhaps u should do that or just put in a kill switch and flick that on wen ya wanna play and off wen ya dont
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Old 2004-08-23, 18:53
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anyways, please repraise the question, what you're saying now just sounds like you're not muting the other strings, if you've got a relatively shitty guitar other strings will resonate really easily



yeah i think thats whats happening. im not learning outta any books or being taught by a teacher, just me playing along to the music and stuff like that, i didnt even knw i had to mute the other strings. could i maybe get a new bridge to fix it or ill i need to mute while doing solo's and shit?
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Old 2004-08-24, 10:09
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Arrgh, when soloing, use your thumb, or your picking hand to mute the strings you are not using, when you are palm-muting riffs (or solos for that matter) make sure you are palm-muting every string. I don't think a brige will make a difference. If you play alot of acoustic, it generally does not happen that much. Between songs, turn your volume knob off. Just try it and you will get the hang of it. Hell, if I can learn it by myself, so can you. Or anyone.
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Old 2004-08-24, 11:13
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yeah i think thats whats happening. im not learning outta any books or being taught by a teacher, just me playing along to the music and stuff like that, i didnt even knw i had to mute the other strings. could i maybe get a new bridge to fix it or ill i need to mute while doing solo's and shit?


i was never taught either its just stuff u have to think about. thats what i always had to do.
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Arrgh, when soloing, use your thumb,


Hm... The thumb of your fretting hand? Never thought of doing that to mute strings, I'll try it out. Thanks MTM. Anyone else have any good tips on muting unwanted strings, especially when switching from heavy chord riffing to soloing, or when mixing fast single note runs and pinch harmonics in with chord riffing? I'd say that's been the most difficult aspect of basic technique for me to get the hang of. Always unwanted shit sounding when I don't want it to.
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Old 2004-08-25, 07:26
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Arrgh, when soloing, use your thumb, or your picking hand to mute the strings you are not using, when you are palm-muting riffs (or solos for that matter) make sure you are palm-muting every string. I don't think a brige will make a difference. If you play alot of acoustic, it generally does not happen that much. Between songs, turn your volume knob off. Just try it and you will get the hang of it. Hell, if I can learn it by myself, so can you. Or anyone.



Yeah, well as I said, I'm teaching myself, none of my friends play, and I'm not learning from any books. 100% myself. I've been playing since X-mas and I thought I was doing ok, and really, I guess I am, it's just I dont pick up these tidbits.

Well, anyway, to everyone that posted in this thread, you've been a great help, and thanks HEAPS for putting up with my, uhh, lack-of-the-basics type knowledge. I thought I was gonna get a bunch of guys saying "Oh man your so dumb, ban this dude for being a dumbass [exaggeration]." But you put up with me good, and I appreciate it heaps.
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I turn the pickup volume down low and it helps alot.
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