View Full Version : Notes not registering?
10-23-2011, 04:28 PM
As the title suggests, I'm having issues where notes just aren't registering, both in songs and in the Ducks mini-game. It's always telling me i'm on a lower fret, and that I need ot move left on the neck. This is really a problem for teh song In Bloom, where the song requires me ot use the first fret on the E, and I can't go any further left if I tried!
The game says i'm in tune, is this a known issue? Thanks in advance!
10-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Your solution is here
10-23-2011, 06:28 PM
Thanks a bunch for the Inotation info
10-23-2011, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by LennonVC:
Your solution is here
I watched the video and compared the sound as he described... could the problem be something else? I had the guitar set up at a local shop fairly recently, and when I compare the sound on the 12th fret like he describes it doesn't sound off. Scanning around the board here more I also saw someone having a similar problem on the duck game. Could there be another cause for the issue?
10-23-2011, 08:07 PM
I was having the exact same problem. Took my guitar to Guitar center and had the tech give it a "tune up" including intonation.
Works great now. No more wrong fret indicators in Duck game or songs.
The tech was surpirsed that the game could percieve the tiny amount that my guitar was off.
10-23-2011, 09:33 PM
I HAD the same issue...and my high e purple string would register 75% of the time.. Gibson Les Paul with a pro setup...My Fender wouldnt work at all..I didn't realize I had the volume knobs turned down..The Fender was 0 and the Gibson was at 2...Turned em up to 9 and they both work perfect...Good luck...
p.s. You might be mashing the string to hard making it a higher note...if it is a cheap guitar the intonation could need adjusting..BUT the tuning screen should make that a non factor
10-23-2011, 11:06 PM
I found for me it was simply myself not pushing down hard enough on the fret and the game recognizing it as a higher or lower note. Anytime i seem to use my pinky for a string, it tells me im off, obv i dont use my pinky alot so its strength isnt exactly great, but ive adjusted and its been fine for me since.
10-24-2011, 03:52 PM
I was having this problem with the Red or Fat string as well. It worked sometimes, but other times, mostly in Ducks, it would say I was playing a Fret to high. I think the problem was there was too much string action (the string was too high off of the fretboard). I lowered the string a little, and it seems to be working better for me.
10-24-2011, 05:07 PM
I had the same problem fretting the A string. I checked the intonation on my Fender Strat as shown in the video but it was perfect. Then I changed how I was "thumbing" the string. It worked perfect with a pic and then when I re-thumbed it and kept my thumb away from the string I had no more problems.
10-24-2011, 06:48 PM
First off, thank you for all the responses in this thread. They all got me really looking at my guitar and learning some thing I might not have looked for on my own.
Ultimately, JackDeagon had it right. After having it hooked up to my amp listening to the tone as recommended in the Intonation video (and still not hearing anything off), I started messing around with how hard I was mashing the frets, noting for myself the slight change that resulted from pressing so hard. I never really noticed it beofre, but I do get a bit of a death grip on it when trying to keep up with a hard portion of a song. So I forced myself to use a lighter grip on the neck and suddenly I was doing pretty well on the Ducks game, and then clearing the next batch of songs. Seems I'm going to be learning a lot from this game after all. =]
Thanks again, everyone, I should have figured the problem was me all along... heh.