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May 13, 2021 - 2:25:12 AM

Ray1954

Italy

108 posts since 4/18/2013

Hello Everyone,my RK resonator rustles when hit the strings, it never did, any advice? Thank you

May 13, 2021 - 4:22:13 AM
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LukeL

USA

180 posts since 5/11/2018

You mean something inside buzzes?

May 13, 2021 - 8:14:27 AM
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1020 posts since 2/2/2011

Is your guitar a spider bridge, tri-cone or biscuit bridge model?

If it is a spider bridge model check the tension adjustment screw which couples the spider bridge to the cone. Do not over tighten that screw.

Next that take a look at the saddle(s) and the nut slots.

Could be a few other things if those don't get you fixed up.

Edited by - Slidennis on 05/13/2021 08:18:22

May 13, 2021 - 9:44:40 AM

Ray1954

Italy

108 posts since 4/18/2013

Thank you Slidennis, I changed strings gauge and now it doesn't get rustling anymore.

May 13, 2021 - 9:51:29 AM

Ray1954

Italy

108 posts since 4/18/2013

Yes, it's a Spider bridge

May 13, 2021 - 10:03:53 AM
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wlgiii

USA

1227 posts since 9/28/2010

Note to all- Check the tuner on the headstock also. I too had a rustle one time, and FINALLY identified it as the tuner. Luckily I was home and not out in public.

May 13, 2021 - 3:55:21 PM
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172 posts since 11/24/2019

I found an odd source of buzzes or rustles. I shipped my Gretsch spider bridge instrument to Wisconsin for a concert. It was perfectly set up when it left. When it got to Wisconsin, it had some rattles or buzzes in it. It appears that part of the problem was that when it left Texas, where it is warm, and got to Wisconsin, where it is cold, it took a while for it to acclimate. In any case, check all the screws that are involved in holding it together, not just the spider tensioning screw. And if the tailpiece rests close to the cover plate, put some felt on the underside of the tailpiece to stop the rattling.

May 13, 2021 - 11:06:55 PM

Ray1954

Italy

108 posts since 4/18/2013

Thanks for all this information, since I changed the strings the rustling has not completely disappeared, now I will check screws etc

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