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 Post subject: Weak Low E response
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 am 
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Hello All, I have a guitar I built for a customer 10 years ago. The guitar has a weak low E response. (Not balanced with the rest of the strings.) I suspect it may be a heavy brace on the sound board. (I did build heavier bracing back then). My question, are there any particular braces that should be thinned out, or any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Weak Low E response
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:06 pm 
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You might try shaving the BACK braces in the lower bout, I believe I read that somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Weak Low E response
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I always replace the string. It's the cheapest thing on the guitar - literally a nickle's worth of metal.

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 Post subject: Re: Weak Low E response
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Chris Pile wrote:
I always replace the string. It's the cheapest thing on the guitar - literally a nickle's worth of metal.



Yep a heavier string will impart more energy....

bad response at the very low end, I would be looking at the tone bars before the X. The bass is produced mainly in the center of the lower bout.

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