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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: New 2016 Vintage Gibson Hummingbird


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Lake Eufaula - Posted - 07/01/2017:  15:55:46


Just got this thing and I love it. One issue I'm hoping someone here might have experience with or can point me in the right direction. The low E does not resonate like the other strings. I've got 45 days to return it but I'm wondering if maybe it's just the string. Any ideas?


Uncle Brad - Posted - 07/01/2017:  17:55:22


Any idea of the current brand and gauge of the strings is?

UsuallyPickin - Posted - 07/02/2017:  16:51:55


Start with a string change. Try out a heavier pick. Pay attention to where you are striking the string with the pick.... look for the sweet spot. R/

beegee - Posted - 07/08/2017:  16:44:22


The more you play it, the better it will sound. But, yeh, change the strings. If it came ith lights, try medium-lights


Edited by - beegee on 07/08/2017 16:44:58

jessejsaunders - Posted - 08/10/2017:  12:04:32


Have a guitar tech/luthier check it out, as it could very well be binding or not seating properly in the nut or saddle. I do guitar repair as a side-business, and it's crazy how many saddles I replace on brand new Gibsons either because of poor fit or intonation issues.  

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