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    Default Sympathetic G String

    My G string rings especially when I hit my E. If I'm playing a tune, there is a low ringing on the G string. Drives me nuts. I'm finding it more so with new strings like Elixer's, not as much with Silk & Steel or Dunlops. This isn't something that grommets or a leather strap behind the bridge helps. Anybody else have this issue?

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    Registered User DavidKOS's Avatar
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    Oct 2014
    North CA

    Default Re: Sympathetic G String

    Any E? The open E? Any note on the E string?

    Just checking.

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    Registered User mbruno's Avatar
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    May 2012
    San Diego CA

    Default Re: Sympathetic G String

    I assume you have tried the leather / grommets with no luck. But, if you place your finger anywhere on the string either above the nut or below the bridge, do you still get the drone? If no, then you may want to revisit the strap / grommets. Also cork in the bridge plate helps.

    What about the nut? Is the cut on the G strings too wide allowing the strings to move somewhat? Or too shallow and the string somewhat rides the top?

    Has this always been the case with this mando or is it new? If new, have you change string gauges significantly?

    Mando's in use
    Newson 2018
    Gibson F9 2014
    Jonathan Mann OEMsc 8
    Jonathan Mann OSEMdc 5
    Weber Gallatin Mandocello

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