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Changed strings to super lights but now guitar sounds dead.


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#1 GracehasQuitGoodbye!

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:48 AM

Ok,  I was getting use to using light strings instead of super light gauge and the guitar was playing fine with it all.

 decided to switch strings because an issue with the previous ones meant they had corrosion on them. So store sent new strings.

I swapped them over but the strings they sent were super light gauge Yamaha. THey oddly sent me 3 sets of these too! when I had only bought one set. Hmm kind of them.

     not what I wanted put them on my guitar though, they sound in tune but, when I strum they sound wrong, they sound dull and dead. I may be wrong but I feel the guitar can't handle the gauge thickness, that it's causing issues? in tuning.

 I don't want to get a set up to tune it to lightest gauge, so will tuning it up again a few times over a few days or hours help the strings to settle in at all? or is it a bad idea as, I don't want to be stuck with a guitar only use to lightest gauge strings, I don't like the sound of them and they sound less full.


I was enjoying a mess around with pearl Jams Black challenging myself to try something very difficult for me.-- which isn't so easy to sing to and play same time. now the thin strings kill the sound. I decided to try a few tunes even some country songs and it just sounds...for better words (poo!) :(

 

any advice please.


Edited by GraceUK, 01 September 2015 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:20 PM

could my strings be fake.

Packaging outside looked fine.

inside packs were clear plastic then yellow text like calligraphy. I have seen this before in local store on d'addarios.

my instinct is they are fake the ball ends are chunky also.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:46 AM

  I got a refund for them :-) not to worry. I went elsewhere and got decent advice about strings for playing needs, I went to a luthier which does violin and classical guitars a small shop out of the way. They helped me choose some d'addario ones I have to get use to them they seem ok.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:39 PM

   I bought some new strings dean markley blue steel and they seem to be pretty good holding tone and tuning well they were about £8.00 a set. I do need to find some cheaper strings to just mess around with for practice. yet these were tuned up then re tuned hour later and have held tune since. I really like them they sound nice and bright. I have a new capo too a aroma screw on one it's a little fiddly but it's not bad.

 I saw aroma make capos with the tuner built into the capo interesting idea!





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