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hi all,

i bought a new epiphone casino one month ago. Unfortunately bought from internet and not in local store.

I like it, but i have a big problem.....

 

My guitar buzz played unplugged. The buzz is very annoying and loud, and is present on different strings, and different frets.

The noise seem to originate from somewhere near the bridge. (i don't know exactly if is inside or outside the body)

I tried removing pickup, adjusting the action, removing pickguard, changing strings, but nothing change

 

It's very frustrating

any hint?

Thank s!

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One of the problems of buying a new guitar on-line is that you don't get personalized service.

 

I'd take it to a music store with a good guitar tech and have him/her set the action and/or neck properly. It might cost a few dollars, but it should be worth it. Then if it still buzzes, return it.

 

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I had the exact same problem on my new one too when I bought it. On mine, it was coming from 2 places. The PU selector switch on these instruments is one of the worst pieces I've ever seen. It buzzed in the center position all the time. Also, the wire that holds the screw tension on the bridge buzzed.

 

New switch and a new bridge fixed it up. Now, it playes beautifully both unplugged and amplified.

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Most people, here, seem to replace the bridge (and sometimes the pickup switches, too), because that

rattling problem is REAL common, with Casino's, Riviera's and some others. Usually NOT on Elitist models,

however. (Now that I've said that, someone will probably write and say how their Elitist rattled, too!) LOL! ;>)

 

CB

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Not to hijack, but in another thread, I'm dealing with a Casino Elitist bridge and wouldn't mind a more adjustable bridge (for intonation adjusting) than the stock Tune-o-matic the casino's come with. Which replacement bridge in specific is most compatible and recommended for these Casinos? (Compatible post sizes, fittings, etc..)

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Not to hijack' date=' but in another thread, I'm dealing with a Casino Elitist bridge and wouldn't mind a more adjustable bridge (for intonation adjusting) than the stock Tune-o-matic the casino's come with. Which replacement bridge in specific is most compatible and recommended for these Casinos? (Compatible post sizes, fittings, etc..)[/quote']

 

"More adjustable," in what way(s)? Stewmac has many choices...

 

Tone Pros

Wilkinson

Schaller

Gotoh....

 

CB

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Yes, I've heard and seen the various brands and types .. I was wondering if one was MORE fitted for Casino's in particular. I could be completely wrong with this and they all fit universally. I was just under the impression that various models (Epiphone vs Gibson for example) may have a SLIGHTLY different fit even though they both could use the same part. I've heard of pole's being loose on some models and tighter on others.

 

Anyway, regarding "more adjustable" ... I was mostly thinking about intonation. I think the "Nashville" style TOM bridges for example have more travel - correct?

 

I guess I'll look into this more .. but again, I was just assuming there was a pretty "Standard" bridge replacement for Casino's that fitted perfectly and was just generally more flexible in terms of intonation.

 

Thanks for the info though. I'll look into the various makes! Cheers!

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Well, you'll need to keep it to a Metric measurement/specs, and quite often, Stewmac has those measurements, listed.

So, if you measure yours, and match it to one of the bridges listed, you should be "Good to Go!" Member "Twang" has

often helped other folks here, as has Rotcanx! So, maybe they'll chime in here, as well?

 

CB

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Cool, thanks. I just checked out StewMac and found the "Nashville Tune-o-matic Bridge"

 

It says these come with the studs and bushings. That said, the bridge itself should just pop on to my current studs and bushings, correct? I prefer not having to do anything more than simply pull the old bridge off and slide this new one on.

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Cool' date=' thanks. I just checked out StewMac and found the "Nashville Tune-o-matic Bridge"

 

It says these come with the studs and bushings. That said, the bridge itself should just pop on to my current studs and bushings, correct? I prefer not having to do anything more than simply pull the old bridge off and slide this new one on.[/quote']

 

Well, yeah...as long as they're the metric measurements, and not the ones used on Gibson, or USA produced guitars.

I'd do some serious measuring, first...then fax or e-mail them, to confirm what they're going to send you, is correct!

Save you a lot of time, money, hassle...in the long run. Most tape measures have both metric and American standard

measurement/sides, so it should be reasonably easy to find out.

 

Hope that helps...

Cheers,

CB

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Hi theapex,i`ve got three Japanese Casino`s,and i have used the Nickel, Gotoh made Nashville bridge with nylon saddles on two of them,item code GEP 103B,this is an excellent item(direct replacement),and they also make it in Chrome,as well as with metal saddles. I too bought this item because i wanted greater travel for intonation,but also because it dispenses with the retaining wire,which tends to rattle on Casino`s,also the Nylon saddles add a nice honk to rhythm playing.Hope this helps.

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Hey becks...sorry about the buzz with your new Casino. Don't get discouraged or disappointed with it cause this seems to be a common pain in the butt with them regardless how or where you get them from....allot of folks have had the same issues. Also sorry CB for being the first but I got a friend with an Elitist and his buzzes also...drives him nuts too. Funny but another buddy of mine has a Chinese and his doesn't...irritates us both. Anyhow we'll eventually take them in for repairs...just lazy.

 

On mine it only does it when I hit the bottom E string and pretty much narrowed it down to something inside...comes right through the amp loud too.

 

Anyhow I don't have a cure, other than have a tech look at it, but just wanted you not to think you got a bad axe or dissapointed with it being new and all. They are really great guitars IMO.

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Hey becks...sorry about the buzz with your new Casino. Don't get discouraged or disappointed with it cause this seems to be a common pain in the butt with them regardless how or where you get them from....allot of folks have had the same issues. Also sorry CB for being the first but I got a friend with an Elitist and his buzzes also...drives him nuts too. Funny but another buddy of mine has a Chinese and his doesn't...irritates us both. Anyhow we'll eventually take them in for repairs...just lazy.

 

On mine it only does it when I hit the bottom E string and pretty much narrowed it down to something inside...comes right through the amp loud too.

 

Anyhow I don't have a cure' date=' other than have a tech look at it, but just wanted you not to think you got a bad axe or dissapointed with it being new and all. They are really great guitars IMO.[/quote']

 

Ah, no problem...I knew someone would come up with an Elitist that buzzed! LOL! It just seems far less fequent,

than the others? But, maybe it's only less reported? (Smile) My Korean Riviera bridge does the same thing, and

eventually, I'll replace it, but you don't hear it, through the amp. It IS annoying, though, at times. By the way, Rafael, does your friends Chinese Casino have the new "locking" bridge...that Epiphone was touting, some time ago? Just curious.

 

CB

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hi all' date='

i bought a new epiphone casino one month ago. Unfortunately bought from internet and not in local store.

I like it, but i have a big problem.....

 

My guitar buzz played unplugged. The buzz is very annoying and loud, and is present on different strings, and different frets.

The noise seem to originate from somewhere near the bridge. (i don't know exactly if is inside or outside the body)

I tried removing pickup, adjusting the action, removing pickguard, changing strings, but nothing change

 

It's very frustrating

any hint?

Thank s!

[/quote']

 

When the guitar buzzes grab the selector switch with your hand and see if it stops. That is the buzz in my burst. Certain frequencies seem to set it off.

 

My natural one used to have it but now does not recently. I won't argue with the guitar gods.

 

The switch rattle on the casinos are common no need to panic. Take it to a good shop or tech and have them take a look.

 

Congrats on the new Casino.

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I read all of the postings and then went back to read the original. Is it a buzz or a rattle? I have a Sheraton which fortunately does buzz or rattle. It sounds like a mechanical problem. I remember having a problem like this on an old Silvertone. The body was quite thin and hollow. For some reason one of the wires in the control cavity started vibrating against the plastic pickguard. It drove me totally nuts. It was easy to fix once I found the offending wire. The wires within the guitar body are not shielded. I would try poking around inside of the guitar.

If you can locate an inspection mirror, try sticking it in the f hole and have a look at the position of the leads. You might get lucky

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Hey! I'm back again, sorry for the delay

 

after umount and mount almost all guitar......, i think i found the real problem. Yes, is the bridge.

 

The screw on the bridge vibrate (and maybe also the wire that holds the screw tension)...

so, aftter tight well the screw, the buzz disapper. I hope for a long time.....

 

this bridge is very crap... and the screws more

 

And maybe i need a new bridge, but now i know what is the problem ](*,)

 

thank you very much for your support!

now the sound and feel is much better, no more buzz!

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I thought bridge buzz was one of the features of Epiphone guitars... Both my Casino and Dot had it.. Wrote a letter to Epiphone and told them we don't like that so much and they should stop adding that as a feature..

 

 

 

They didn't write me back....

 

 

 

So I got one of these for my Casino...

 

http://store.guitarfetish.com/vistabbrwisc.html

 

And one of these for my Dot...

 

http://store.guitarfetish.com/robrchplfile.html

 

No more buzz and cheep too!

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I thought bridge buzz was one of the features of Epiphone guitars... Both my Casino and Dot had it.. Wrote a letter to Epiphone and told them we don't like that so much and they should stop adding that as a feature..

 

 

 

They didn't write me back....

 

 

 

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Wish I had thought of that!

 

Not sure what to do about the Dots, but instead of future upgrading to Grovers on the Casinos please use the savings to eliminate the buzz. On my Casino it is also my least favorite option.

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