Ringing sound on my guitar bridge??

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  1. JustinRhoads1980

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    My jackson mick thomson guitar has a floyd rose type bridge that isn't like the regular floyd rose. It is essentially a hardtail floyd rose mounted to the body with no cavity.

    I have started to notice a ringing that I believe is coming from the bridge. It happens both plugged and unplugged. I am kind of scratching my head as to what is causing it! It rings really bad, like ear rape bad.
     
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    A lot of people place foam rubber under the strings on their headstocks for muting of chimey ringing after the nut. I think you could maybe do the same with that bridge.
     
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    I agree with the above but suggest that it is ringing behind the nut - reverse headstocks are notorious for it
     
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    would a jimmy clip work for something like that? I know I will definitely have to get foam for underneath the bridge since it is just real bad ringing through the amp. Super fucking annoying.

    I really dont want to put foam on the headstock area since I feel it kind of deteriorates the look of the guitar. If I could get like a little band or something that would work
     
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    Looks like jimmy clip is the right idea.


    Is there a locking nut on that guitar?


    Please watch this very informative video from the beginning.
    At exactly 44 seconds is a simple version of the concept, and I
    Think they have similar bridge type to yours.


     
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    The bridge can ring too because it's mounted on pole pieces, I had this problem with Ibanez RGA121. Also check every nut and bolt in that guitar.
     
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    It rings AT the bridge. Nothing is loose on it so I am assuming that the bridge is just overly resonant. Gonna get some foam today, shove it under and if that doesnt work I will get a jimmy clip. If that doesn't work then it is getting looked at by a luthier.

    Yes. The ringing though acoustically is coming from the bridge. I hope that is the culprit and that shoving some foam underneath will help
     
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    Yeah, or maybe a new bridge? Too late for return? Warranty?

    I'm guessing there is no way to fit some foam under the strings at the dridge in a similar way to what people are doing to their headstocks?
     
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    nah man it is a floyd rose bridge. Except it is a hardtail. No cutout for a trem arm. No cavity in the back. It is recessed into the body and is mounted to the body. There is room to put some foam underneath the bridge
     
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    Guess maybe the mounting pole pieces could be a little loose causing vibrations. All those tiny bolts too...
    Poorly fitting string grooves witch you can add thin bits of tape to silence
     
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    The bridge is the MTB HT6 according to the Jackson website (https://www.jacksonguitars.com/gear...signature-mick-thomson-soloist-sl2/2914224576), maybe check online for tips from other users of the particular model? I remember that he had a similar one on his Ibanez models (a different one made by Ibanez of course), they seem to have tried to copy it.
     

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