Every now and then, I like to try some different strings. Just because I’m happy with my current choices, that doesn’t mean that other strings won’t be great too. I always preach about having options, and sometimes that can just be from how a different set of strings changes a guitar.
I grabbed a set of D’Addario XT 9s and a set of XT 10s (both for electric), and put them onto a couple of guitars to try for the very first time. How did I get on? Read on to find out.
Just wanted to share something that I learned over the weekend with you.
Little bit of backstory: first proper gig is rapidly approaching, and at the weekend I went shopping for spares to take along with me. We’ve got a song in the set that we play in drop F# minor, which requires a capo. A capo is exactly the kind of thing that’s easy to accidentally leave behind, so I picked up a spare one to live in my guitar’s gig back, just in case.
Once I got it home, I decided to try it out, just to make sure it definitely worked and that there were no surprises lying in wait for me. Very glad that I did!
Ben and Christopher from Crimson Guitars tackle a viewer’s question, and one that certainly bugs me about a couple of my guitars: why do we get string buzz on the first few frets of a guitar?
They call this the impossible question, because once a couple of simple things have been eliminated, the list of possible causes quickly balloons out to a crazy extent. Watch the video to see just how many things can be causing the problem.
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