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Re: E string Rattle!
2/10/2004 3:08 PM
Guy DeRome (757) wrote:
Yes, as Mark says, the break angle over the nut must be sharp enough or the string will rattle.
I have also noticed on one of my basses that sometimes two of the separate string saddles barely touch each other. Certain notes cause them to rattle. Just pushing them apart a bit solves the problem.
About the truss rod: it is pretty standard that Clockwise equals tighten, and Counter-clockwise equals loosen. This is true no matter which end of the neck your adjustment is at. One note, if you are not used to adjusting it. Loosen it a bit then adjust no more than a 1/4 turn. If you are tightening it, loosen the strings a bit first. Make the truss rod adjustment, then retune the strings to pitch, then let the bass sit for a while (some say overnight) before adjusting it any more.