I've made a few guitars and stick dulcimers and I'm having a problem. It seems the lowest (thickest) string sounds fine unfretted, but when I fret it, it sounds dead. As I fret towards the neck it gets worse. What have I done wrong and how do I correct it? It is not a wound string. If it were could that make it sound better?
Thanks Wayfinder. I just want to see if I understand what you are saying. Even though the string is not hitting the frets if I raise the bridge on that end it would solve my problem?
I was thinking of doing something such as that but thanks for confirming the idea.