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I have a brand new Jackson JS30, and I am already having issues with a weird fluttering sound when I pull of from 15 to 14, 9 to 8, 8 to 7, etc. I can't seem to find anyone else with this problem, yet I have had this same problem on three guitars. I have tried it on multiple amps, and with different cords, as well as taking it to the shop multiple times. Here is a link to the sound. "https://soundcloud.com/porter-larson/fret-fluttering/s-p9y5f"

  • If it's new, take it back to the shop - though take your amp with you. At minimum, test on another amp. – Tetsujin Sep 3 '18 at 17:28
  • Thank you for the advice - I have tried it on multiple amps, and with different cords, as well as taking it to the shop multiple times. Do you know of anything else it could be? – Porter Larson Sep 3 '18 at 17:55
  • I've had similar things like that happen to me and it ended up being caused by low voltage out of the wall socket, it might be worth checking it out with a VOM meter. – skinny peacock Sep 3 '18 at 18:03
  • Without seeing/hearing it I can only guess - some sympathetic, yet very slightly detuned vibration... – Tetsujin Sep 3 '18 at 18:03
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    If you don’t have the problem with the cloth wrapped then there are two possibilities, 1) you’re hitting another string when you pull off and it’s making a second note and 2) the string is resonating between the fretted note and the nut. The second is rare but can happen. The first is very common. Either way, I would take it back to the store and play it in front of them with an amp and let them tell you if it’s 1) or 2). Or you could post extensive videos here and we could try to tell you but that probably won’t work. – Todd Wilcox Sep 4 '18 at 10:58

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