Big problem Please Help!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fatboy_Jim, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. Fatboy_Jim


    Oct 25, 2000
    Ok my a and d strings are both rattling at the bridge of my squier p-bass special and it's driving me insane. I'm not sure what's doing it so for the love of god help.

    Thank you
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Rattling bridges are a pain. First, check to see that the adjusting screws are even (on the A and D saddles). Also, make sure it's the bridge, and not fret rattle. If all else fails, have a tech look at it. It's also possible that you have a crummy bridge that should be replaced.
  3. Fatboy_Jim


    Oct 25, 2000
    Thanks for the reply but what exactly do you mean by the screws are even?
  4. Check to see that both saddle riser screws, the little alan head ones that hold the saddle up, are evenly protruding where they hit the plate. If one is barely floating, it may rattle.

    On my Jazzes, sometimes the springs rattle on the saddle intonation screws. Try pushing the ends of the springs to one side with your finger, or put some foam in them to dampen the rattle. Or pinch some duct tape around them. :D


    [Edited by throbbinnut on 01-02-2001 at 10:02 PM]
  5. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    I've had more than one set of STRINGS that clattered. Next set, no noise...