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Hefner Icon G string rattle

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Crtoons, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Crtoons


    Dec 20, 2017
    The G string on my Horner Icon has somehow developed a strange rattle/vibration that I can’t get rid of! Any like experiences and advice you can share?
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hugh made basses? Sig. Model?
  3. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015

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  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Better than the Sunday comics... ;-)
  5. Crtoons


    Dec 20, 2017
    Ha! Sorry, fat fingers and auto correct/bad combination. Black violin Horner Beatles Bass Icon model.
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  6. Crtoons


    Dec 20, 2017
    Horner Icon Beatle Bass - sorry auto correct in action plus my fat fingers!
  7. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    Hefner? Horner???? Do I see a pattern here??? ;)
  8. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    I have owned and own Hofner Icon/Ignition basses, violin and Club. Remember, these are not very expensive instruments, having said that, check to see if the tailpiece is vibrating and can be tightened up, also the pickguard may be vibrating when that string is struck, maybe it needs some tightening. Tighten ALL screws, control board, etc. Having said that, so long as it does not come through the amp, not a big deal. At least not to me.
  9. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    What he ^^^ said.

    Other things I've seen that can cause it: lack of good witness points at saddle and nut, saddles too low, nut slot too deep or too wide or not sloped back a bit towards the headstock, not enough neck relief and high fret ends. With the Hofner bridge make sure the string isn't hitting the rosewood after coming off the little saddle fret. Also, try muting the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece.
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  10. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Had something similar on bass recently. In my case the fix was pretty easy, look at the bolt on the front of the headstock holding the tuner. You may have to loosen the string first. Check the bolt and see if it's loose, if so tighten and see if that fixes your problem.
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