Strings vibrating by bridge??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by AKirkman, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. AKirkman


    Jan 1, 2003
    :confused: I need help with my Bass it is making vibrations at the bridge and I don't know how to stop it please help.:confused: :confused:
  2. can you elaborate? like its making noise or your strings are moving about?

    you may want to put a more specific title on the post - ARGH is a bit vague :)
  3. AKirkman


    Jan 1, 2003
    Thanks for replying I don't really Know what the problem is. The strins just make a vibratng sound on the bridge.
  4. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Hard to tell from your description, but if I had to wager, I'll bet the saddle is loose. There are probably two small allen screws on the saddle. Raise them both just a tad, and see if the rattling goes away. Frequently, one isn't really touching the base of the bridge, though the other one is. They should both be firm. Also be sure the bridge's mounting screws are tightened.
  5. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Is it buzzing or clacking?
  6. Maybe the bridge isn't screwed tightly enough to the body ???
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    You should really be more specific with your title, you would probably get more of a response. I think this is more of a setup problem anyway, so I am moving it there.

    I am also editing your title.
  8. Smac61


    Nov 24, 2002
    Does the bass have an unusual, kind of sitar sound?