artdib2 Posted December 22, 2015 Share Posted December 22, 2015 PLINK sound from low E whilst palm muting using Lester and single coil models happens for me too. It's not horrible, but I noticed it before reading about it here. I'm going to try sliding a short piece of heat shrink tubing over a new low E string so that it surrounds the string at the saddle. I don't have the Ghost bridge by Graph-Tech, but I do have the Graph Tech ResoMax Bridge on an LP. My ResoMax has the black saddles, (not chrome or nickel). I noticed right away that the guitar sounds different and better IMO. There is less emphasis for the frequencies from about 1K - 5K. I use a Bill Lawrence L600 pickup in my bridge position. Great pickup, similar to the L500 that was used by Dimbag and others. Very quiet pickup, but it was a little too bight. The ResoMax bridge mellowed out the sound a bit. My theory is that metallic strings sitting on a metallic piezo bridge saddle/pickup is a recipe for this plinking sound. I'm on the road for a few days without my JTV-59, so I can't try it until I get home. I wonder if someone else here might try the heat shrink tubing on the Low E and report back. If this works, it would be a much cheaper/quicker solution than swapping out the entire bridge. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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