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May 28, 2021 - 3:50:56 PM
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Don't throw away that E string before you check the setup. Instrument presented with chronic annoying E string whistle. Player had tried several strings including a wound string with no improvement. Found the E string clearance about 3.5 almost 4 mm and the rest of the strings high, too. The neck angle was slightly low on this instrument and it looks like someone was shy about cutting down the bridge to where it was supposed to be, accepting a high string clearance instead. Bridge feet too clubby, too.

After bridge work, no whistle even with cheap strings. Sometimes you get to be a hero.

Edited by - 46davis on 05/28/2021 15:52:29

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