Tips for using thicker strings on erg?

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by Djentlover666, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Djentlover666

    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    May 15, 2018
    When I got my 9 string I immediately bought the ernie ball 9 string set just because I wanted the .105 for the c# with the intention of dropping it to a. But holy shit did that buzz like crazy, only when not fretted. I put paper in the nut slot for that string and it fixed it but it gave a weird buzz so I just got rid of it and went back to a .90 . I was just curious If anyone has any tips for me or anyone else who is curious as well. If it matters its 30 inch scale.
  2. Turgon

    Turgon Regular

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    Jul 21, 2009
    Maybe your action is too low and that causes some buzz? On the other hand... you wrote it appears only when not fretted, so it has to be some unwanted contact with the first fret, which could be solved with some movements on the truss rod. Bear in mind that I'm a 7-string-only guy, might be different/normal on other ERGs

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