iīve installed a tremol-no in my RG, and everything has been adjusted as required, and locked down. then suddenly i notice the entire bridge can now wiggle. like itīs loose or something. just a teeny wiggle.
it didnīt annoy me very much, so i just figured iīd fix it later. later came along, and i was going to do further adjustments, and i got a nasty surprise:
when i hit the low Ab, i hit a really really loud and disgusting rattling resonance in the guitar. after trying to pin-point it, i discover that itīs the same wiggly bridge thatīs causing it. when i push the bridge down softly, i stop it, and suddenly the strings get loud and clear (so the rattling is actually stealing the transfer of vibrations! ). when i let go again, i get the same rattle, and the tone gets weaker. i try to look further, and i discover that the rod coming from the tremol-no unit (the one where the deep-c and the clamp slides onto) is rattling against the spring holder that replaced the claw. when i push softly onto the rod, it stops. i have no clue what to do about this!
the problem could alternatively be between the bridge baseplate and sustain block. the actual sustain block might not be totally tightened, or something. this doesnīt sound as likely in my ears though.
could it be a simple matter of adjusting the angle of the main unit to get the edges of the rod away from touching any other metal? itīs sliding back and forth really smoothly when not locked, and i made sure i angled it so there was no friction when i installed it. the rattle is new, but itīs the same problem causing it.
lock the fucking Deep C against the claw, ya doof
edit: misread your post.
so the round hard shaft coming from the claw (sorry i had to ) is vibrating within hinge to the claw itself?