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Thread #44428   Message #654007
Posted By: mooman
20-Feb-02 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: Tinny 'E' string
Subject: RE: Tinny 'E' string
Lots of good advice here but my guess is that the top E is catching a fret higher up when capoed. That could indicate the need for too low a saddle and need for a replacement, or a worn saddle, or worn lower frets, or a slightly high fret above the fourth fret or the need for a neck adjustment. JP's theory is also possible.

But try a heavier gauge E first and this is the cheapest of the possible solutions!

Best regards