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"Waves"

#1 Post by barhouston » Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:01 pm

I'm having a problem hearing some of the "waves" that you get when things are out of tune, but I often hear them when I'm only playing one note and all other strings are muted. I have a cloth in my trem cavity to stop the springs from resonating, too. I hear this mostly under distortion. My only hypothesis is that it's some electronic signal run amok, and I need to fully shield all cavities. (Please don't hurt me. :oops: I've been planning on shielding it for awhile. I just wanna know any other ideas about this.) Thanks.

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#2 Post by GTR-MAN » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:56 am

What do you mean by "waves" ?

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#3 Post by Logic » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:44 am

Oscillations??
You have to have two notes to get that.
Even if one is a loose string that's not played but not muted.
OR, One of your other band mates is playing you could get something off of them. Then that could mean they are out of tune. Anyway check the living snot out of your intonation.

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#4 Post by barhouston » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:58 am

Yeah -- oscillations. That's the word.

No, seriously, everything is totally muted but that one note, and no one else is around. It's just me in my room with a guitar and amp.

So what I'm saying is that I don't know what it is, but what it sounds like is those outta-tune oscillations. And the only idea that I can come up with is some rogue signal from something unshielded or something.

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#5 Post by Logic » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:30 pm

If you bend the note alittle does it oscillate faster or slower or what does it do??? If you fret the note easy what does that do??
I still think you need to check the intonation.

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#6 Post by resha » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:50 pm

Do you have your chorus on?! :roll:

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#7 Post by Logic » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:12 pm

Mr. resha
That would be something wouldn't it.
A mod style effect. Good thinking.

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#8 Post by Gastric Sumo » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:10 pm

Could be the tonal characteristics of the pickup. Try switching to a different pickup and see if it still happens.

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#9 Post by Rahab » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:28 am

My jem did that for a while after I first got it. I worked the hell out of the trem springs and the problem seemed to resolve itself.

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#10 Post by barhouston » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:11 pm

resha wrote:Do you have your chorus on?! :roll:
Oh, sh**! Yeah, it is on! I leave it on really light when I use distortion, so I totally forgot about it! Geez. . . . :oops:

Logic, the intonation would only be a problem if there were other notes ringing, and then you'd hear the oscillations. On one string, intonation is only off from one note to the next.

And I don't know about the trem-spring thing, Rahab, but like I said, I have a cloth on the backside of my trem-cavity plate to keep them from resonating, if that helps anyone in the future.

Thanks for the responses, everybody. :)

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#11 Post by Logic » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:08 pm

Mr. barhouston,
Yeah, I know.
Your long reply told me your chorus was on. :wink:
As per Mr. resha suggestion.

I am a mechanic for a living and I had this guy from Hawaii give me a set of symptoms that led me to conclude he had hooked the battery up backwards and fried his whole electrical system which he denied. After he found out he had hooked it up backwards it took him along time to get back to me and tell the truth. Live and learn.

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#12 Post by resha » Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:43 am

:oops: :oops: :oops:

I just thought that He couldn't hear waves (similar to 2 notes played together) playing only one note, so... maybe... chorus?! :)

(mine is on for most part of my playing :wink: )

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