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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / My B string pings on many of my guitars-why?

telewired
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Jul 31st, 2017 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So I have maybe 4 or 5 of my guitars where when I play the B string it pings when I play fingerstyle-----what could it be??
It is like a metallic sound or something--only on the B string---it comes through the speaker when I am looping----it is not the ping you get at the nut when you tune....It is when I pluck string with my finger it is a ringing tone----what should I be looking for?

mirrorboy

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Jul 31st, 2017 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I'm correct to assume you're playing those guitars through a tube amp, I would think it could be tube rattle.

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Jul 31st, 2017 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If not tube rattle, perhaps a loose speaker mounting nut, or some other hardware on the speaker cabinet.



This stuff can drive you batty.

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Jul 31st, 2017 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm thinking it is a harmonic. You are picking at a point of a harmonic and you can hear it! Try moving your picking hand forward or back and see if it goes away. I have this issue with Strats when I play a certain surf song. It is a "plink" type of sound I notice along with the note when recording. After I heard it on the tracks I could then recognize it through speakers.

Using a guitar with a different PU arrangement also cured it for me.

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Jul 31st, 2017 07:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is through the solid state katana and through 2 different cabinets----
I will try playing in different positions and see if it is still there----when I play with my thumb like Wes and George Benson it does not make the sound---- and I know it is only my flesh hitting the string---none of my nail.

TheBeagle

UK

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Aug 1st, 2017 04:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are you using the spring reverb setting? There's a glitch in the software.

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Aug 1st, 2017 06:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmm----let me try guitars through my other amp---I am using reverb....

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Aug 1st, 2017 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The GT-engine powering the thing lets you adjust the ploink on the verb if that's a Katana-specific issue.

telewired
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Aug 13th, 2017 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still cannot isolate the ping----

ejm

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Aug 13th, 2017 04:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You didn't really elaborate, we need more information.

1) Is it only the open B string?
2) Or is it any note on the B string.

3) If it's only the open B string, does it also happen if you play a B on some other string (3rd string 4th fret, etc.)?

4) Are they all the same type of guitar? All Strats, for example.

5) Initially you said you've tried one amp with two cabinets. Is that still the case?


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Aug 13th, 2017 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know that you eliminated nut issues, but what size strings are you playing, and is that consistent among the guitars? And...although it is unlikely since it occurs in multiple guitars...have you checked the bridge to see if there is any rubbing there?

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Aug 13th, 2017 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Could be something in the room vibrating that's doing it.

Might also be a loose component in/on/around the amp.

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