Post by Johnmangingly » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:26 pm

Greetings fellow musicians and music lovers! I'm from the great state of Washington. I have been playing music for about 12 years now. Primarily steel string acoustic guitar and banjo, but I've also fooled around a bit with various other folk instruments. Yesterday I bought my first nylon string guitar. I went for something somewhat low end (Córdoba C5) since I am just in the beginning stages of this type of guitar playing. The story is as old as time. I played it in the guitar shop and thought it sounded great and that it would be the right fit for a starter. Then I get home and play on it for an hour or so and that's when I noticed something odd. I'm getting this kind of chorus effect sound on the wound strings when I fret them. It goes away when I play them closer to the fret bars, but that's not exactly a fix. I know that nylon strings obviously have a different sound than a steel string guitar but this is definitely not the desired sound. It really cuts through the rest of the notes in the chords I'm playing and kind of washes out a bit. I am hoping someone here may be able to help me troubleshoot this problem so I can start my guitar playing off right and not feel as discouraged! I'm looking forward to using this forum often during the course of my playing. Thanks for having me and hopefully someone can point my ship in the right direction!


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Re: Introduction!

Post by Erik Zurcher » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:39 pm

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Re: Introduction!

Post by Rick Beauregard » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:57 pm

Welcome Jack. Where in Washington?

Need more info on the "chorus" effect. To you mean buzzing a bit? You do need to "slave" and place your fingers close to the frets especially on the first few positions to get clean sound sometimes. I also get a sort of buzz with newer strings until they break in a bit.
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Re: Introduction!

Post by Johnmangingly » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:07 pm

Hey Rick thanks for the reply! I am in Skagit County. I see you're a fellow Washingtonian also. Very cool! So the chorus sound I spoke of is almost a harmonic warble if that makes sense. Perhaps it is that I need to be more precise with my finger placement. I only seem to notice it when I'm picking out the individual notes on the wound strings. If I'm strumming it's not there. Kind of odd. It's definitely not a fret buzz. I'm pretty familiar with those. The note rings out and has sustain, it just sounds funky. Perhaps I can make a recording of it. I'm also wondering if it's just a new/old string issue. I'm not sure when it was strung at the shop last. Thanks for taking the time to respond!


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Re: Introduction!

Post by Luuttuaja » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:12 am

Hello Jack and welcome to the forum!

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