Creaky truss rod

808guitar

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The truss rod on my Squier Tele Deluxe creaks when I tune the G string or bend the G string. The guitar is 10 years old or so and just recently started doing this. It adjusts fine. Do I need to be concerned, and can I do anything about the noise?
 

boredguy6060

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Never heard of a truss rod creaking because of tuning or bending.
The nut slot, especially the G sting slot is a common cause of pinging, and creaking and it’s worse on a wound G string.
Try some graphite ( pencil lead ) in the slots and see if it improves, if it does, there’s your answer.
 

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I'll check those out today. It sounds like it is coming from inside the neck but I've got musician's ears so my hearing is definitely suspect.
 

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Thanks, you were all correct, a little graphite in the nut and the creak went away. Now to get my ears looked at...
 




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