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In Topic: Horrible boomy bass

05 June 2011 - 01:10 AM

Many thanks Karcey for the detailed help and advice your time is appreciated!

Last night I got so fed up with it that I lowered the height of my saddle (I thought whats the worse that can happen, buy a new saddle I dont mind spending a little money to learn something) and it has very noticeably reduced the horrible thud/boom to the bass. Its more mellowed out now. Yes I've lost a little tone and will raise the action slightly but id rather an overall sound Im happy with, I just couldn't bare the thud as it was.

The structure of the guitar is sound.

I do think it gets worse when strings age.

I shall put a new set of PB strings and raise the action slightly and see how it goes. I'll let you know!

In Topic: Horrible boomy bass

04 June 2011 - 01:16 PM

Thanks Eddie i will check out the video.

What did you mean by nut too deep? Do you mean to low or too high? And how would that effect a strings tone if it's being fretted?

I will add the action over the 12th fret is half a centimeter (5mm) and thats measuring from the fret board to E string, too high possibly?

Many thanks.

In Topic: Horrible boomy bass

04 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

View Postkarcey, on 04 June 2011 - 08:01 AM, said:

How long have you had it? Has it always been like that?

Hi Karcey.

had it about 18 months. I never noticed it when it had the original PLASTCI saddle and nut on with plastic bridge pins, but I think it's more noticeable with the bone saddle and nut and wooden bridge pins.

Its also fine with the low E played open, its mostly at the 3rd and 4th fret that the tone BOOMS and thuds.

In Topic: Working out what chords work in a certain key.

02 February 2011 - 02:23 PM

View Postsolidwalnut, on 27 January 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

Hi R2--

It looks like that in this case, the E7 is used as a transition chord from the verse to the chorus. Just a mechanism to point to change and create tension that begs resolution of some sort. No rules, rather it's a good songwriting technique.

Thanks for the reply solidwalnut. Ok I was looking at Eric Claptions "Tears in Heaven"


If you transpose up 3 steps to the key of C it makes it easier (for me at least) to see.... When he gets to the "Time can bring you down.." he uses chords such as D# A# that are not in the key of C.

In this instance is it like, he's gone up a key to perform that part of the song? It does have a kind of "up a tone" sound.

Many thanks.

In Topic: Working out what chords work in a certain key.

27 January 2011 - 08:24 AM

I was looking at the song Hallelujah (appropriately as the first verse is about the major scale lol) and realized there is a "rogue" chord. It starts off in the key of C and the chords (C Am F G) fit into the key of C but one. The E7. The key of C does include Em but not E7 yet it works.. Ok so is there a music theory reason as to why this works, or is it simply because the E7 doesn't deviate too far from Em?

I have attached the song as a .doc file.

Many thanks.