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Howdy, New to Variax/Shiruken. When playing a plucked harmonics on the 12th, 9th, 7th, and 5th frets, an odd and unattractive warbling occurs when using the 1970 Martin model. For example, imagine playing the into to Yes' 'And You And I'. Every time you pluck a harmonic, the note you are intending to gets scooped into from the note below kind of like the way a singer scoops into ascending notes while searching for the right note to sing. That's what the 1970 Martin 12 string does when harmonics are plucked on it. Any remedies for that? Thanks for your wisdom and knowledge, MM
I think I may end up returning this 59 after all. There's a strange harmonic "ping" or "tang" sound on the low E string, especially on the frets from 5 down to open string. Very harsh and digital sounding. Extremely noticeable on the single coil tones, but even shows up on the humbucker models as well. You can actually hear it a little even with the mags, so I can only assume it's something with the piezo saddle and bridge. Sympathetic vibrations? Voodoo? Anyways, I can't imagine playing this thing live and having that sound assaulting the audience. Suggestions before I make the short drive to Guitar Center to return it would be great. Guitar plays like a dream with no fret buzz, but man, I can't take that sound. Even my wife can hear something is weird with it. I'm going to change the E string and see if that helps and look the saddle over while I have it apart, but if you guys have had this issue or heard of it, please shoot me some links or suggestions. I found a lot of issues with folks with the 69, but not much with the 59. Thanks.