Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

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Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by soul1 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:53 pm

I was wondering if anyone has any experiences on whether Staytrem bridges eliminate the usual buzzing and rattling associated with the stock bridges? I was under the assumption that since the Staytrem doesn't have the springs that other bridges have, it won't really buzz.

I just put one back on my VM Jag, I'm using 11-52 strings tuned to Eb, and I do get some buzzing on the lower strings which is odd since the cheap aftermarket Mustang bridge it replaced was a bit more quiet.

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Re: Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by timtam » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:17 pm

I assume it's bridge buzz and not buzzing elsewhere ? Are the intonation screw washers tensioned properly to hold the screws ?
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Re: Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by soul1 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:55 pm

I'll check that, and I'll maybe see if the nut could be an issue?

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Re: Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by BobL » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:17 pm

It might not be the bridge itself...

I'm currently chasing a maddening buzz, but I don't think it's the bridge. Really hard to nail down where buzz actually originates from sometime. If you can get it to buzz when you are playing one handed, take your left hand and start holding various parts of the bridge/trem, knobs, switches, etc. and see if you can get it to consistently go away by damping a specific location... if, like mine, it only does it when you are fretting certain things... get a buddy to be a third hand.

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Re: Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by JVG » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:47 pm

I've got staytrem bridges in several guitars, and have only had any buzzing with one of them. It seems to only happen when the bridge is in a fully 'leaning back' position, rather than sitting up high in the centre as it should. I haven't worked out exactly what is buzzing, but suspect it might be the posts in the thimbles somehow resonating with certain frequencies.

In case yours is a similar problem, try pushing the bridge into different positions to see if that has any effect.

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Re: Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by chrmarl » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:46 am

No buzzing issues at all!
The staytrem bridge is the best upgrade for my JM. 8)
Check if it is in an upright position. Also check the tremolo system, maybe something is loose there.

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Re: Any buzzing or rattling with a Staytrem bridge?

Post by BobL » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 am

I found a major source of rattles was a less-than-snug trem lock button... I trimmed the edge off of a 1/2" rubber hole grommet I use for covering edges when building amps and put it around that lock and up against the plate - fixed a lot of buzz.

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