Rattling / buzzing from a Floyd Rose nut

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  1. Berserker

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    Hey guys,

    I have an RG1570 that has a weird rattling sound coming from the locking nut when I play the open low E and also on a lot of fretted notes on the B and high E strings. The sound doesn't come through the amp, just acoustically. I've removed a shim that was under the nut and made sure everything is tight and I checked the truss rod in case something was loose there... nothing.

    Any ideas what it could be?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Petar Bogdanov

    Petar Bogdanov SS.org Regular

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    Check the nuts of the tuners.
     
  3. Scordare

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    ^^ this.

    A hardware check on your guitars should be done regularly, I check my guitars every other string change. I am constantly surprised at how often I see loose/rattling hardware on new, used and friends guitars that I work on.
     
  4. Berserker

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    Thanks, I'll have a look later.
     
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    All of the above but, you removed a shim at the nut? Could it be fret buzz at first frets? Check all frets in all strings. If there is buzz in open strings and not a 1st or 2nd fret... there you have it...

    Oh, and ask for moderators to erase your other thread...
     
  6. Berserker

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    You got it in one good sir, can't believe I didn't think of that! Thanks for your help.
     

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