ormsby goliath low b string problem

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Rollandbeast, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Rollandbeast

    Rollandbeast SS.org Regular

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    so yea ive been having a prettty bummer problem with my ormsby..
    so it's mostly happening on the 1 to 4 frets , if i BARELY apply a bit of pressure on the fret it goes sharp ... ive googled this problem and people says well it's technique just apply less pressure .. well here's the deal im barely applying more pressure and it still does it.. ive had plenty of guitars and never had this issue... I have no idea what could be causing this?
    anyway ive uploaded a video of the problem so you guys can hear what im talking about.. you can hear how easy the note fluctuates and how off the chord sounds at the end even tho the guitar is in tune...
    anyways... here's the vid :
    thanks guys
    oh also forgot to mention it only does that on the low b string !
     
  2. Jonathan20022

    Jonathan20022 Engineer

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    What's your low string gauge? Shouldn't be doing that regardless, but there's probably a logical reason behind that. Strings don't change pitch like that without influence, it might just be a drastically thin low B and you're used to the pressure of the other strings.
     
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  3. Rollandbeast

    Rollandbeast SS.org Regular

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    im using 10-59 ! I have the same set on my agile and it's fine.. I have a .64 coming my way tho because even with the 27.8 scale I find the .59 really sloppy in drop A lol
    could it be a bad nut maybe ? I don't know much about guitar tech sadly but the nut on this guitar looks terrible ...
     
  4. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    I have had issues similar to his and it came down to string size. Im not saying that's the issue, but it's worth a shot.
     
  5. KnightBrolaire

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    use a thicker string. also what scale is your agile?
     
  6. Rollandbeast

    Rollandbeast SS.org Regular

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    27 ! ill try a bigger string see if it changes anything , thanks guys
     
  7. Flappydoodle

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    Likely the string gauge. But yes, a high nut would also cause that sort of problem.

    If the nut is high, you have to push down on the string in order to fret the note, and that extra movement bends the pitch upwards.
     
  8. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Check the nut. When tuning problems of any kind arise, most of the time is the nut.
     

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