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annoying rattle playing e string

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ryla, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. ryla


    Jun 17, 2004
    auckland new zealand
    could it be the truss rod, doesnt seem to be frets or nut or pick up or bridge sounds like it comes from inside the neck?
  2. Of course it could be the truss rod, but I had a bad buzz happen to me once, it was a bad E string. Have you replaced the strings recently?
  3. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Check and see if the truss rod nut is too loose. If it is, just tighten it enough to stop the rattling. The other possibility is that something is loose on one of your tuning machines. Inspect all of them for loose parts.
  4. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Barring any of these, check the nut or saddle for damage.
  5. MrWalker


    Apr 3, 2002
    You've probably checked it, but it could also be the washer on the tuning peg. If you already checked, forget it. :)
  6. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    It was a loose tuning machine on my Ibanez, so Id look there first hehe.
  7. I fourth the tuning pegs. I used to have the exact same problem and it was quickly solved by tightening the tuning pegs.
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Sounds like a fret job to me!
  9. jivetkr


    May 15, 2002
    it could also be the string rattling in the nut.
  10. ryla


    Jun 17, 2004
    auckland new zealand
    thanks guys it was the washer in the machine head