Mickguard Posted January 29, 2007 Report Share Posted January 29, 2007 Lead guitarist in my band has a Les Paul Studio (his baby) that has suddenly developed a problem-- all of a sudden (like, just last week) the volume on the D string dropped. It's noticeably quieter than the other strings through the amp. This is whether it's fretted or not, and on either pickup. He changed the string, on the off-chance that the string was dead, but that didn't help. But I believe the problem showed up shortly after he'd changed the full set of strings a couple of weeks ago. Anyone have an idea of why this might be? My instinct is that the bridge saddle is worn out a bit --or maybe the plating (it's gold-colored). Or possibly the new strings are a different brand and a slightly different diameter--could that be enough to screw things up? I should note that he's had the guitar about 8 years now, it's the only guitar he plays. We've got a show to do on Friday, it'd be nice to try to resolve this before then. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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