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Re: Help taming brightness/buzz of archtop guitar when releasing finger

Postby DC-Choppah » Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 am

My Luthier says that removing the sound post will damage the guitar. Peerless says the same thing, that on this guitar the 'sound post' is also a structural thing that keeps the front of the guitar from collapsing over time.

Oh dear.

I am going to have to trade this guy in.

Thank you all for your detective work. I am convinced that the sound post is causing these zingies. When the bridge is moved away from there the zingies cease. That sound post is kind of weird. Has a huge affect on the instrument, at least it does on mine.


I think a 175-style archtop guitar. Feels good to me. Something to plug into my Polytone amp, and play standards, but also be able to record some contemporary jazz.

But I also really liked the feel of a Hoffner Jazzica too I played once.

No more zingies. I am tired of fighting with it!
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Re: Help taming brightness/buzz of archtop guitar when releasing finger

Postby DC-Choppah » Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 am

Traded in the Peerless for this!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yO98d ... fngUWRD9GK

No more zingies!

I love this guitar.

Gibson ES-195
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