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Guitar strums by itself, tilt star power is not sensitive enough

Anyone have a problem with the guitar strumming by itself?, sometimes right finger is nowhere near the strum nor the frets nor the neck, and itll strum once or twice just because I maybe slightly moved the guitar. Also it seems as if I am forced to push the star power button, because when tilting upwards it registers only 1/3 of the time. Is my guitar bad? or is anyone having similar problems?

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    i have the same problem with mine but it dose it all the time only when i am in a song though and it is getting very angrvating



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