Foam ?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by lucifer666, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. lucifer666

    lucifer666 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Location:
    sweden/eskilstuna
    hi i have allways wonder what does the foam do? keith merrow has one after the nut and one before the bridge ? :scratch:
     
  2. Variant

    Variant Banned

    Messages:
    6,443
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Location:
    All-white-tukee, Arizona
    Keeps that irritating ringing noise out (especially when recording). You can also get rid of it by buying a Steinberger. :D
     
    lucifer666 likes this.
  3. thesimo

    thesimo SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,306
    Likes Received:
    158
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    yep, stops strings behind the nut ringing. if you have a long headstock like I have on the ran, u can strum them and it sounds like a harp or something.

    I have a planet waves elastic cable tie around the headstock instead, and some electrical tape on the trem springs
     
    lucifer666 likes this.
  4. ittoa666

    ittoa666 /)'3'(\

    Messages:
    7,929
    Likes Received:
    1,154
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Location:
    Chimaera SD
    We all know that the only cool looking ones are the m series like Cynic uses.
     
  5. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

    Messages:
    7,608
    Likes Received:
    788
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Location:
    Lansing, MI
    you need to use thick foam too. if you use "filter" foam of something really light it won't do anything.

    i have foam behind the nut and bridge of my Septor. kills that blasted ringing.
     
  6. DIOBOLIC5150

    DIOBOLIC5150 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    1,127
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    People ask me this on my YouTube page all the time. I told a guy I put the foam there to soften the blow when I drop my guitars on the floor. He believed me. Win.
     
    Daiephir and Ben.Last like this.
  7. splinter8451

    splinter8451 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,104
    Likes Received:
    159
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    :rofl:

    Just reading the word "Win." at the end of that made me explode with laughter.
     
  8. xschuldinerx

    xschuldinerx SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Location:
    ludlow,ma
    where can you buy that foam?? i cant find it anywhere.
     
  9. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

    Messages:
    11,810
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Craft stores I imagine
     
  10. Ben.Last

    Ben.Last Formerly Lern2Swim

    Messages:
    2,806
    Likes Received:
    171
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    I know a lot of people who use it just use the stuff that pickups come boxed in. I'd love to know where to get some too as I don't have any pickup boxes laying around. Right now I just have one of my sister's little hair things on there.
     
  11. DIOBOLIC5150

    DIOBOLIC5150 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    1,127
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I had an extra piece of Aurelex Acoustic foam laying around. I just cut a piece off that. You could use any kind of foam, really. Just don't cut up your mum's couch cushions. :sponge:
     
  12. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel K-U-N-fusion!

    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    234
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Location:
    Orofino, ID
    I, too, use cable ties and stuff like that, and I put modeling clay in my trem springs...hey, no one's gonna see it, so it doesn't have to look pretty. :lol:
     
  13. Gameboypdc

    Gameboypdc SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Location:
    San Antonio Texas
    I use a fairly tight hair scrunchie. So if you have a sister ninja one from her.
     
  14. Cheesebuiscut

    Cheesebuiscut Loves his Q-tuners

    Messages:
    4,053
    Likes Received:
    370
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Location:
    NJ
    :agreed:
     
  15. lctdmf

    lctdmf SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Location:
    canada
    I got some really dense foam from when VW sent my dad his "speed" thing.. I keep forgetting to put it behind the nut when I restring though.. :ugh:
     
  16. Variant

    Variant Banned

    Messages:
    6,443
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Location:
    All-white-tukee, Arizona
    Ah, yes, but they're standard scale... which is failboat for Meshuggah-like detuning action. :noplease:
     
  17. Variant

    Variant Banned

    Messages:
    6,443
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Location:
    All-white-tukee, Arizona
    Or if you're a real metal guy and have the appropriate hair to go along with that, just use one of you're own. :squint:

    :lol:
     
  18. audibleE

    audibleE SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    I'm going to try my really dense underwear. Perhaps just cut out a chunk in the front part so it's easy to get the trouser dragon out. Of course I'll have to cut the chunk down because that hole has got to be huge... of course.
     
    Evil7 likes this.
  19. ivancic1al

    ivancic1al Probrem?

    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY/St. Catharines, ON
    Hair scrunchie user here. I ninja'd one off some girl that live down the hall from me in my dorm :lol:
     
  20. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

    Messages:
    16,166
    Likes Received:
    2,100
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hertfordshire, England
    This is one of the reasons I love this forum, so resourceful. :lol:
     

Share This Page