Tuners make annoying noice on my Sadowsky

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Niskamies, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    I just bought a Sadowsky MS5. It is absolutely fabulous, but the tuners(especially the G-string tuner) make annoying buzz. I took them all out of the bass, and tightened the screws. No difference, the buzz is still there. It is annoying, because I like to play unplugged. So, is there anything to do? I didn't tighten the hex-screws, could they make the noise?

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have never heard of that, email Roger Sadowsky i am sure he can tell you whats going on. Roger@Sadowsky.com
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It could be. We had a Metro in the shop the other day that was buzzing near the headstock. We were baffeled for a few minutes. We notices the screw was loose and the washer was rattling.
  4. Maybe this will help:

    Try plucking on the strings instead of the tuners.

    (sorry, couldn't resist).


  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Have you tried tightening the bushings? Try removing the strings, taking a socket set and tighten the hex looking bushing around the tuners from the top. This was the biggest problem with my old Ibanez when the headstock rattled.