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String Tension Rattle

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jackmurray, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Recently I changed my strings. My E string was a 110 but now it's a 105. Since I put the new string on the saddle under the E string has been rattling. Is this just because of the lowered string tension or is something more worrying going on?

    Thanks, Jack
  2. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    You sure it's the saddle rattling? Are there any springs on your bridge, like maybe on the intonation adjustment screw? I've seen cases where the spring was rattling, and just moving it around a bit could get it to an un-rattling position.
  3. I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure.

    I've looked at the spring and I don't think it's that. The saddle seems to vibrate for side to side and rattle into the saddle next to it. I have a Billy Sheehan Attitude Bass with a Badass bridge if that helps. I was originally using a 110 for the E but I just changed to a 105.