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If you don't wipe the rosin off after each time you play, it will build up and eventually get a bit sticky so that the bow won't guide so smoothly. Dirty strings will also sound less open and fresh. From time to time, you should also loosen each string separately and rub it up and down with a clean cloth and something like meths. That should remove all ...


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If the first suggestion doesn’t work and your guitar has a truss rod, loosening the truss rod a 1/4 or 1/2 turn will probably do the trick. You can confirm this by holding down a string at the 1st and last fret. There should be a small space, about 1 mm or 1/16” between the string and the frets halfway up the neck. This is called relief, a slight concave ...


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Grab a steel rule & set it edgewise on the fretboard between the E & B strings. My guess is it will rock over the 3rd or 4th fret. One is high, it's popped slightly. You can reset it by laying a piece of wood over the fret, rest the neck firmly against a surface that won't put strain on the headstock or body joint as you do it & gently tap the ...


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I've had this same problem in the past on one of my bridge saddles. My method of stopping it from happening repeatedly was to use Loctite thread dressing. I put a drop of Loctite on a disposable piece of paper, then removed the offending screw from the bridge saddle and dipped it into the drop of Loctite. With the threads of the screw still wet with Loctite, ...


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No. Strings tend to wear out as much by losing elasticity as by having their surface wear down. But in any case, you should not be applying more force when using the bowings you mention. Yes, there's more force when doing a double-stop, but it's spread over two strings. Make sure you aren't "grinding" when playing multiple stops. The various ...


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Sharing my experience that was almost identical. I changed to slightly heavier strings, and I had fret buzz on the Low E only at the 9th and 10th fret. I tried replacing to the lighter strings but still same problem. I ended up adjusting my truss rod under the guidance of my guitar teacher. Somehow I had managed to change the action slightly. Perhaps that is ...


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By the sound of it, there is a reverse wiring issue. Hum getting louder when touching the strings rather than quieter is indicative of a ground connection accidentally being wired to output. If its only occurring on the neck pickup, it is likely that whoever opened the guitar last mistakenly wired the neck pickup's ground to the jack output, rather than the ...


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