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Jesse
post Jul 7 2008, 11:21 AM
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Bought my strat yesterday.. but the tremolo/whammy bar makes a scrieching noise a peep when using. stores are not open till tomorrow. Anyone had this problem?


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Xose Pineda
post Jul 7 2008, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Jul 7 2008, 12:21 PM) *
Bought my strat yesterday.. but the tremolo/whammy bar makes a scrieching noise a peep when using. stores are not open till tomorrow. Anyone had this problem?


Exactly the same here... vintage tremolo. I guess it's from strings going thru the bridge holes... but dunno if it can be fixed. I'm a newbie.

Anyway... you are not alone! smile.gif

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post Jul 7 2008, 03:31 PM
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I've had a problem with my floyd rose though. Made a very worrying sound when being used. However, it went away with time.


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post Jul 7 2008, 04:07 PM
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I've heard that rubbing some graphite (read: pencil) on the springs makes it go away. wink.gif


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post Jul 7 2008, 04:28 PM
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My strings were sticking in the nut once, making a strange noise when I used the whammy or bent too hard and graphite fixed the issue. Make sure the sound isn't coming from the head stock area...

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post Jul 7 2008, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 7 2008, 05:07 PM) *
I've heard that rubbing some graphite (read: pencil) on the springs makes it go away. wink.gif

which springs?smile.gif


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post Jul 7 2008, 05:10 PM
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Aren't there supposed to be some springs at the back of your guitar?
Dunno. Haven't looked at a Strat in a long time. laugh.gif


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post Jul 7 2008, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 7 2008, 06:10 PM) *
Aren't there supposed to be some springs at the back of your guitar?
Dunno. Haven't looked at a Strat in a long time. laugh.gif
LOL YEAH! I noticed that right after i posted that question. Still, im going to the shop:) Ill let you guys know what they said.


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post Jul 7 2008, 06:14 PM
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Put some cloth bellow the springs to dampen the sound. Remove the backplate first wink.gif


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