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SuperG
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Mustang buzz control Reply with quote

Hello.
I have a 64 Dakota Red and have just purchased a CIJ 2002 RI Competition.

The RI sounds good and has not seen much use. However, there are lots of non-string buzzing going on. There are high and low pitch buzzes that make my tuner jump.

Does anyone know the places to check that are typically the culprits?
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a similar problem a while ago. The buzz i had was coming from the bridge saddles, if this is the case I just used a slightly higher string gauge and it seemed to get rid of the buzz.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a mustang, but other guitars I've had have had this sort of issue. I've had buzzing at the tuners (the nuts at the base of the tuners weren't tight enough), in the bridge (heavier strings and making sure both height adjust posts are in sold contact with the bridge plate), loose strap pins or pots will rattle... basically look around and move your ear over the instrument while plucking the rattling notes to find out exactly what is rattling. Generally it just needs to be snugged up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I use fairly heavy flat-wounds (11-50). The absolute worst buzz seems to originating from the bridge. Does anyone else reverse this bridge?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try swapping the bridge with the one from your 64 and see if it makes a difference. i think some of those reissues came with fairly shitty bridges that have big gaps between the saddles.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it in for a set up. Chances are something's not seated right .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, It has the spaces. I'll have to figure that out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a new one. It's not a buzz, but a squeak. Push the whammy down and it's like rolling over on a spring bed. That can only be:
1) the springs (which I've coated with Vaseline)
2) the new strings
3) the strings going over the saddles or nut (covered with graphite)
4) the contact point with the metal plate and the posts
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