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Offline sybersitizen

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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2010, 02:52:29 PM »
That photo is not my guitar - mine is extremely battered (although it plays perfectly). I do see many photos of Angus Young with similar guitars, but they often have stop tailpieces. And yes, the word 'vibrola' is sometimes used for the vibrato.

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Offline Bill

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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010, 04:49:35 PM »
My Fly is a hardtail.

I can't think of why it would be the strings but I will change them and see.

Yes, I can hear it through the amplifier.

With light picking or fingerstyle its ok.

Heavier picking, I get the buzz.

It may just be a change in my style. As I have gained confidence, I have a stroger pick attack and play more leads.

It may be my ears getting pickier. I am noticing things I didnt used to. Or it may be my amateur set up. I will keep playing with it.

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2010, 01:53:07 AM »
The best way to evaluate is to record. I never judge my tone directly but only after I've recorded something.
Now the guitar is back to rock-solid tune after I slightly loosened (one sixth of a turn or more proabably less) the B. wheel

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2010, 03:09:28 AM »
I play my Martin D-28 several hours every day. I don't change strings until they break or it is impossible to get the "G" string to tune anywhere decent. 0.013 - 0.056 gauge, high action. They never buzz.
 I think action is a compromise between easy to play and good string tone, where the string sings. Easy to play is my guess where string buzz comes in,  the reason the string buzzes as string gets older I don't know.

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2010, 06:15:45 PM »
Yeah I don't think older strings would increase buzz either.

Just wishful thinking on my part.

I am going to quit chasing my tail and take it in to a tech. I hope he doesn't mind me hanging over his shoulder because I'm not leaving it there with him.

If you play a high action Martin that many hours every day, you'e got some strong fingers, good tone and awesome chops.

I didnt mean to hijack this thread so I'm signing this topic off here.

I'll start a thread after the tech weighs in.

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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2010, 12:56:53 AM »
Well I don't get the awesome chops (lots of time spent on chords and singing) but I do get ideas about trying to lower the action at the bridge. I bought a bridge saddle that will need a lot of sanding to fit in the bridge slot but the next time for a string change I may mess with it some. The nut action is as low as I want to go for now. There was a good jazz guitarist who kept raising his action, that's a change from the usual. Muscle strength may come from a high action but for dexterity I would use an electric lower action guitar for practice, and with lighter gauge strings. Now I'm curious about having an electric guitar with 0.008 gauge strings to practice with.

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