Swimming Pool resonance

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Shango66, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    Hi all.
    Got a large swimming pool route in my partscaster strat.
    It’s been a beater/ try out guitar for many years.
    I dragged it out recently and noticed when goosed with gain a high pitched ring that is noticeable after the notes play out, it’s a milsec long but it’s there. This occurs regardless of the pickups used.

    I’m beginning to think this could be because the scratch plate is essentially a drum head floating over the pool route and the vibration is causing the ringing in the same way a drum would.
    Anyone experienced this?
    S
     
  2. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Afflicted

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    Does the Strat have a trem?
    One or more trem springs ringing?
     
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  3. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

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    You're probably hearing some of the strings ringing above the nut. Wrap something around the strings up there, and listen again.
     
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  4. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    My guess is trem springs as well.
     
  5. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Yep. Sounds like sympathetic ring from behind the nut.

    I’ve also heard Trem springs do it. I use five springs and screw the claw all the way in, cause I hate trems, but don’t think hardtail strats sound right. I’ve had the springs make some pretty weird noises. Now I just lay a little piece of foam in the trem cavity before I put the springs in. Works like a charm.
     
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  7. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    Thx All.
    It was the nut!
    I put a piece of rubber hard up under the strings and “ just like that” it’s gone.
    Proves yet again, if the answer is not found here, there is no answer.
     
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