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6 saddle copy bridge issue

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by sketchanderase, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. sketchanderase

    sketchanderase TDPRI Member

    73
    Jul 26, 2011
    Champlin, MN
    I'm looking for some help with the bridge of the Tele copy I recently bought. The problem I'm having is that I get an annoying rattle out of a few of the strings. I have adjusted the truss rod (not perfectly, but much better than before) and have tried adjusting the saddles. It has helped, but just has been trial and error. I've found I can eliminate the noise on most of the strings by adjusting the short side of the saddle down, trial and error again, to get rid of the noise on 2 of the strings (not perfectly but for the most part). However, I cannot fully get rid of the sound on the high E. It doesn't sound very good at all, and is quite annoying. If anyone has a 6 siddle bridge and knows how to fix this, or even just has suggestions that are worth a shot, their help is much appreciated. Or should I just buy a new, more true fender style, bridge? Not my preferred option, but doable.
     

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  2. huckdeuceman

    huckdeuceman Tele-Meister

    464
    Feb 24, 2012
    Homosassa fl
    Are you sure the string buzz on high E is not coming from the nut? ,if you fret the E at
    the first fret does it still buzz? if not, your nut is the prob? if no change, could be neck adjustment out?
     
  3. Bswailes

    Bswailes Tele-Holic

    825
    May 13, 2003
    Amish Country, PA
    Me too. Fixed mine.

    Sketchanderase,

    I have the same bridge on my Nashville Deluxe. It buzzes, not all the time, on high "E" and "G." (I'm gonna get the Gotoh Heavy version).

    In the meantime, listen real close (on the instrument)...it likely comes from the "E" saddle. (The nut was/is fine, in my case).

    The string rests on its saddle. The same saddle is MISALIGNED—very slightly to the left or right. So, it re-touches the string again, right as it leaves, and creates the buzz. (Not a lot of metal there).

    This morning, again: buzz!! I looked, and could barely see the misalignment, got out my little screwdriver, detuned the string a bit and pushed the "E" saddle, manually, about the width of a hair. Pluck...buzz gone, yet again!

    Just two days ago re-strung, and it was the "G." Same solution-same result.
    GOOD LUCK...
     
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  5. cnote

    cnote Former Member

    458
    Sep 22, 2011
    Barrington, IL
    I had a rattle I couldn't figure out on a 6 saddle bridge a while back. It would move around to different strings, dissappear, come back. Head scratcher fer sure. Turned out it was the saddles touching each other ever so slightly so the vibrating string would cause em to knock together and rattle.
     
  6. diffeecult

    diffeecult Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2008
    Hot Springs, AR
    It's been my experience with those type saddles that they work best when they are level. You adjust them to keep the same string height off the fretboard but still keep the saddle level. If the saddles are slanted you can sometimes hear a buzz.
     
  7. tiskit86

    tiskit86 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 6, 2011
    Oakland
  8. sketchanderase

    sketchanderase TDPRI Member

    73
    Jul 26, 2011
    Champlin, MN
    I'd adjusted the truss rod accordingly, it definitely seems to be in the bridge. I'll try those two ideas out tomorrow.
     
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