Behind the Nut under string padding

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  1. rythmic_pulses

    rythmic_pulses Schmuck

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    I'm trying to cut out a lot of unwanted noise and overtones to make my sound a little tighter, I am wondering what I can use to put under the strings above the nut to cut out any unwanted resonance from the strings.
     
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    IB-studjent- SS.org Regular

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    just get a dense piece of foam, or a thick hairband. That's what I do.
     
  3. Ben.Last

    Ben.Last Formerly Lern2Swim

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    Or the velcro strips to tie together cables. I picked up a length of that from the hardware store that was cut-to-size and I wrap it around the strings.
     
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    MTech Banned

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    If you notice a lot of big artists have foam behind there to dampen the string noise like Stef & Dino for example... all it is, is Air Conditioner Insulation Foam Tape cut into small strips.
     
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    thepylestory tunamelt

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    yeah thats what ive been useing, air conditioner insulation
     
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    Dankslanger Banned

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    I've bought quite abit of emg pickups and they all come with foam in the box. It's perfect, I use it behind the nut and around the spring's on my Floyd rose guitars.
     
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    Kamikaze7 Banned

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    ^This. I currently have the same thing on my splatter finished 7-string because of the same issue. For some reason, this is the only guitar that makes noise like that, in a C w/ low G tuning. All the other ones I have are fine.

    But if you don't have any foam from the EMG's, then something like the the AC insulation foam works good too. Try and use foam and not the tape, as certain adhesives and glues are harder to remove from finishes than others.
     
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    caskettheclown Sexytime!

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    I just put electrical and tape it on there, works fairly well, i'd rather get foam or something though
     
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    Dankslanger Banned

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    I put foam and electrical tape over top.

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    Woodmaister Banana Crab

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    What everyone else said. Take a piece of foam and strap it down with electrical tape. Easy!
     
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    Sephael Divine Paradøx Contributor

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    bandana around the headstock to be stylish and fix the problem.
     

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