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Help tracking down buzzing/vibration MIJ Elitist Casino

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Hi,

I wonder if you all can help. I have had a persistent buzzing/rattling/vibration noise which seems to be coming from somewhere on or near the bridge of my Casino. I hear it mainly (and very consistently) associated with the B string. I can reproduce this noise by plucking the B string open or fretted to any note - including the very highest fret. I don't think it is at all fret related, both because of where I hear it and because it's still there when fretted at the top. As I say, it sounds like it is coming from the bridge, though the pick guard, pick-up and tailpiece are not far away. I have tried tightening the screws on pick guard, pick-up, and bridge (intonation and height), but none was really loose and it did not help. I've also not been able to lessen or eliminate it by laying a finger onto these various parts while I strum. The noise is very consistent and annoying! Any ideas?

Thanks in advance . . .

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The usual culprit is the retaining wire that holds the screws (though other sources can certainly exist). Some people add a drop of clear nail polish between it and the body of the bridge to stop the vibration.

 

Red 33

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Try some teflon tape on the bridge height adjustment screws (the big ones that thread into the studs in the body. This did the trick on my DOT deluxe...

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Very common occurance. However, the source is not always that apparent.

Bridge wire, pickup adjustment screws, and even the wiring, under the top,

have been responsible. [tongue] So, it's usually a process of elimination.

Start with the brigde retaining wire, that holds the string saddles in place.

And, go from there, if need be.

 

Good Luck!

 

CB

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