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Unread 05-09-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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Retarded question, but the curiousity is killing me!

So.... I buy my custom RG 7 string, and there's a hunk of foam between
the truss rod cover and the strings, just above the locking nut. And I'm starting
to see it more and more, especially on ss.org. So WHYYYY is this done? Just
curious. I put the same foam padding behind the tremelo springs to kill that
nasty 'ring' a lot of people are familiar with.

Sorry for such a noob question, I've just been curious as to why it was
there, ANDDD if I should put a fresh piece back in the same place.

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Unread 05-09-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
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To kill vibration behind the nut, helps a bit with feedback too.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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It isn't a noob question man! All it does is eliminate useless string noise above the nut, I use one myself and now playing without it only pisses me off.

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Yeah you'll notice it more with inline headstocks.
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to lower sympathetic vibration

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Can't understand why people would want LESS feedback ...
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Can't understand why people would want LESS feedback ...
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My Carvin makes a ton of string noise above the nut. You can hear it when you pick and stop the strings. So it makes it impossible to cleanly track riffs like the one in the middle of the song "light" by periphery, or even the riffs from "Eureka" because every time you stop the strings, you hear that noise. I first noticed this with my Ibanez 7420. In this case, it was actually the springs from the trem that continued to vibrate for a moment after muting the strings. Since I don't use the trem at all, I put a couple pieces of tape on the springs to absorb that vibration and done! The foam above the nut is magical and great for tracking. I've seen others use rubber bands, hair bands, and if you've ever seen Greg from Mudvayne tracking guitars in the DVD for "the end of all things to come," you'll see tissues above the nut of his gibson flying V.
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Awesome, thanks for the answers! Like I said, I did have some spring noise, but a piece
of foam behind the springs eliminated that. Looks like i'll be putting some foam above the
locking nut, see what it does. Thanks again!
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