Rattle & buzz

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  1. Robert Morris

    Robert Morris Member

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    I remember someone here mentioning the rattling noise of ABR bridges. My 2019 Standard 61 seems to have this. It sounds like it’s coming from the bridge to me. Any solution to this? After market springs? I really don’t want to change anything I don’t have to but it’s bugging me. Thanks
     
  2. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Turn your amp up. Works for me.
     
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    I don't have any ABR bridges I know some people like them at lot.

    If its really bugging you maybe bridge replacement ( i think faber has the most options maybe ) down the road.

    All of my guitars are using nashville with the ( what some people think is freaking ugly ) high tail piece setup.
     
  5. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I have various types of bridges on my guitars and don't have any issues with how they look. I just play them.

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  6. Robert Morris

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    My ABR doesn’t have the retaining wire, yet it still buzzes horribly. My guy swapped out the ABR for a Nashville for $30. Problem solved. As far as looks go, it looks great to me.
     
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  7. Ray

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    Yeah, but maybe not for others, who dont want uncontrolled, extra feedback and noise caused by rattling bridges.

    Mr. Morris: Mr. Angus Young doesnt like rattling or buzzing or squeaks either. Neither do I.
    I would have swapped the bridge. Angus too :)

    Heard of SoloDallas? Well, if you havent, he spent a fortune and a lifetime researching Angus Youngs tone. This is from the SoloDallas' site.

    SoloDallas writes:

    Found this on a forum (linked below). It comes from a person that worked with Seymour Duncan to get the pickup that Angus has in his current, live guitars:
    ... Some other tips we can share are that he plays unbelievably loud (as you know) and almost everything on the guitar is suspect to feedback. Rattly saddles, loosely mounted pickups, etc. It’s all suspect. They want everything on the guitar tight and feedback-free. We included custom foam placement under the pickups, and I think we might have used surgical tubing instead of springs. He goes for perpetual string feedback all the time, but if the pickup starts whistling, or something starts rattling then he’s pissed. He wants that experience where you hold the guitar up and it just “goes”.

    Heres the link:
    https://solodallas.com/angus-young-bridge-humbucker-considerations

    So yeah, Daniel S., if you stick to playing at low volumes, preferably with no distortion, thats a great tip ...

    Edit: SoloDallas was the guy who "revealed" the secret weapon behind Angus' tone: The Schaffer Vega Diversity System, a wireless system that boosted the signal, also used for recordings.
     
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  8. Daniel.S

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    Cool. Don’t care much about Angus’ tone.
    I play relatively loud in the small room I’m in with a decent amount of distortion. I don’t have any problems.
     
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    You do have a rattling bridge, since that tip of yours worked for you ...?
     
  10. Daniel.S

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    Yes, but you’re explaining how it creates noise through the amp. No?
     
  11. Ray

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    Right, why rattling bridges suck.
     

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