I'm learning guitar and practicing some beginner chords. Specifically, C and G. I've noticed lately that the G string rings far longer than the other strings. It's the only open string in both chords, which I thought was the reason, but even just strumming all six open strings, the G seems to ring out longer and sounds "tinny" despite being tuned numerous times with a tuner.
If I just strum an Em chord, I'm not actually sure that the G string is ringing longer so much as just sounding louder than the others.
The guitar and strings are relatively new (less than a month). It is a PRS SE Custom 24 with factory strings. I believe the G string is 0.0160. I'm not sure what things to try to figure out if it's a string problem or just me. Any suggestions?
Finally had time to record a video showing this:
The audio output is from the output of a Boss Katana 100 amp direct into the camera. I just strummed an open C major chord twice.
As suggested by Scott, I compared the three G notes in an open G major chord. I recorded them with Audacity so I could more accurately time them. My picking of the three notes is certainly not identical, but I think this still demonstrates that there's nothing wrong with the duration.
I think the low and mid G are very similar while the 1st string G is shorter. (Which could be my fretting of it, or, I speculate, thinner string or higher frequency, etc.)
In any case, the fretted 6th string and open G string being very similar in duration seems to show that there's nothing inherently wrong. I think I am just noticing the one string which isn't fretted between these two chords. Because I'm a beginner taking time to change chords, and not muting strings well, it has a tendency to ring more than the others.