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Guiterrorizer
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Hey guys,

I have a guitar here that has some noisy springs. Whenever you mute the guitar, you can hear the springs make a high-pitch reverberation after the strings stop vibrating - you can hear it only on the bridge humbucker when it's plugged in.

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks!
 

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Nerdington Willoughby
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Put some foam between the springs and body. That works wonders.

Hey guys,

I have a guitar here that has some noisy springs. Whenever you mute the guitar, you can hear the springs make a high-pitch reverberation after the strings stop vibrating - you can hear it only on the bridge humbucker when it's plugged in.

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks!
 

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Guiterrorizer
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Now I just need to find foam. JJ suggested putting foam In the spring, which will look much classier but take more effort :lol:
 

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Guiterrorizer
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I know. I don't look forward to taking the springs out though, I recall it being hell when I tried that on my squier strat at home :ugh:.

I'm looking forward to putting the deactivator in the bridge, and finding out what SD single coil is in the neck.
 

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Nerdington Willoughby
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I know. I don't look forward to taking the springs out though, I recall it being hell when I tried that on my squier strat at home :ugh:.
? If you get really compressible foam (like the kind for weatherproofing windows), you can squeeze it under the springs without removing them.
 

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Nobody Has Seen Me Lately
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Shrink wrap over the coil section of the spring will do the trick.
 

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Guiterrorizer
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Mike, would plastic wrap work in that case? :idea:
 

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Is Actually Recording
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Honestly, I've just got a folded up square of paper towel under the springs in my UV. IT's not perfect, but it helps in a pinch.
 

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Guiterrorizer
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hehe - that I can do in the next 5 minutes, Drew! I'll try it - effortless, free. :yesway:
 

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Guiterrorizer
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I did the paper towel thing...

The sound is still there. This leads me to believe it's not the springs. :scratch:
 

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Guiterrorizer
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No I am not. I will try that right now.

Findings: that solved the problem! Thanks Darren! I'm curious as to why no other guitar I've played suffers from this though.

I wonder if I have an elastic band kicking around..
 

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Mr. Negative Pants, ,
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Sometimes it's just the combination of a hot bridge pickup, a percussive playing style and the right amount of gain and EQ.
 

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Guiterrorizer
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The thing is, this guitar has that ringing when it's unplugged, and only on the bridge humbucker when plugged in. That's what's got me confused - why wouldn't I hear the same sound through the single coils?
 

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Mr. Negative Pants, ,
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It could be specific harmonics that are ringing that the single coils aren't picking up. On my Tele, the neck pickup is positioned right on the "24th fret harmonic node" and thus can't "hear" natural harmonics at the 5th fret.

It could be a factor of the length of the headstock, the mass of the headstock and/or tuners, etc. Just one of those "resonance" things.
 

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Makes sense. Thanks again! :yesway:
 
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