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I had this problem too. Whenever I struck certain chords or a Bb note
the springs would just sing. It was a REALLY simple fix that I

Get some heavy rubberbands and stuff one INSIDE each trem spring so that
a little of the band is visible at each end of the spring..

The only concern is to make sure that the rubberband does not get
pinched between the coils of the spring as this would affect the tension
and thus the intonation.

U-ALL-SUCK wrote:
> I have a floating bridge on two of my guitars. Problem for both guitars is
> that I get this vibration from the springs after hitting a chord. The sound
> is driving me nuts cuz it goes right to the amp. I like to use the bar to
> the extreme sometimes (a la Vai) so I don’t want to put anything on the
> springs that would affect the performance or tuning stability of both trems.
> What would you use on them to keep the springs quiet?
> thanx in advance
> -=Scorch=-
> scorchf–(at)–


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