Funny Noise From Bridge..

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fretlessthrash, Jan 25, 2014.


  1. Fretlessthrash

    Fretlessthrash

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    Whenever i hit my D- String, there is a vibrating noise that comes from my bridge. I have no idea what it could be, are there any common reasons for this? If there is let me know.
  2. Tennesseemick

    Tennesseemick Supporting Member

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    What kind of bass? Is it a string buzz or the neck itself?
  3. Fretlessthrash

    Fretlessthrash

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    The sound is coming from the bridge. Its a Rogue Fretless Bass
  4. Tennesseemick

    Tennesseemick Supporting Member

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    Someone else posted on sevenstring.org about the same problem with the same bass in 2010. No resolution was available but the first and cheapest option was to replace round wounds with flats.

    And two reviews on Amazon suggested trying the same.
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  6. Pilgrim

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    Eliminate any slack in any component. If it can move around, it can vibrate. Most likely it's vibration in a saddle or adjustment screw.
  7. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

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    perhaps it is a saddle spring? try squeezing some foam or rubber bits around the saddle springs and see if the buzz abates.
  8. pfox14

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    This only happens with the open D string or any note on that string? If it's just the open D, then you might have a sympathetic buzz going on. Basically, a component(s) that only vibrate to a certain pitch. If it's any note on the D string, then it's probably just a lose part on the saddle. Make sure everything is tight, and the saddle is sitting flat on the bridge. The foam idea is good too.
  9. Tennesseemick

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    Is it corrected? What worked?
  10. Lownote38

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    It's probably the spring on that saddle. Take it off and stretch it a bit so it has some tension on it when you put it back on. Then, it can't buzz or rattle.
  11. Tennesseemick

    Tennesseemick Supporting Member

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    Did anything work?
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    ^^^Good call.
  13. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    Make sure saddle height screws are adjusted so that they keep each saddle level. Then check to see if they are rattling against each other.

    And as said above, check the springs. Stretch if needed.
  14. Fretlessthrash

    Fretlessthrash

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    Ended up being the saddle! Thanks guys!
  15. slickbass3

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    +1

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