string rattle on fretless

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by radi8, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. radi8


    Feb 10, 2004
    > Hello Mike,
    > Sorry to keep bugging you but i've got a slight problem. :bawl:
    > I just put the T.I. JR's on my Lakland 44-01 four string and i'm
    > getting a rattling sound on the G and D strings from the 1st to 5th > frets.
    > I find this bizarre since it is a lined fretless.
    > I had the TI Superalloy's on and all was fine up and down the fretboard.
    > Could the strings be sitting too low in the nut, tension too low to > use the JR's?.

    No Bother, at all. I am glad if I can be of some help.
    The lower tension of the JR's might neccesitate a truss rod adjustment.
    Hopefully the nut slots are not too low, or you might need a new nu (not
    a big job, but one that usually needs a pretty good set up guy)

  2. radi8


    Feb 10, 2004
    Hey Mike,

    The guys at my lgs are gonna setup the Lakland to accomodate the low tension T.I. JR's...trying different strings from higher to lower tension did create a neck issue.
    They'll also decide if the nut slots should be filled,too.