kohit7
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Join date: May 2012
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#1
So I came up with a cheap solution to dampen the noise that the springs make on a floyd rose.

Plasti dip. it works so far and greatly suppresses the annoying sound
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sytharnia1560
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#4
i've never noticed any noisy springs on any of my tremolo'd guitars
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#5
it is basically an elastic plastic paint, however really cool idea!
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#6
Interesting! Any issues with tuning?
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Deledhel
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#7
To those asking why: Sometimes the springs resonate at particular frequencies, making unplugged playing really annoying.

About the tuning issues, I don't think it will create any as the paint layer is softer and more malleable than the strings to affect their movement in any way. However let's wait for the TS to answer that from his personal experience.

Nice idea TS!
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#8
its cool, but i am unsure how it would hold up. and if it restrains the springs from returning could get it out of tune.

let us know. cool idea
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earthwormjim
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#10
Springs are often dipped in wax to prevent unwanted vibrations, similar idea.
kohit7
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#11
Ok, after week of using these springs, there is a significant reduction in noise. Reducing the noise was what i was going for here but i found that it also has some draw backs.

1. The tremolo bar is harder to manipulate

2. You can't make the tremolo flutter.

other than that, it worked perfectly as planned. Tuning it is just the same as well. Also I didn't notice any sustain loss either.

I took it off because i was basically unhappy with my fr not being able to flutter like it's supposed to.

I'm going to try heat shrink tubes next and if that doesn't work then i'll just give and buy the noise canceling springs from fr upgrades
earthwormjim
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#12
Quote by kohit7
Ok, after week of using these springs, there is a significant reduction in noise. Reducing the noise was what i was going for here but i found that it also has some draw backs.

1. The tremolo bar is harder to manipulate

2. You can't make the tremolo flutter.

other than that, it worked perfectly as planned. Tuning it is just the same as well. Also I didn't notice any sustain loss either.

I took it off because i was basically unhappy with my fr not being able to flutter like it's supposed to.

I'm going to try heat shrink tubes next and if that doesn't work then i'll just give and buy the noise canceling springs from fr upgrades



Try wax instead first.
Willowthewitch
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#13
Quote by sytharnia1560
i've never noticed any noisy springs on any of my tremolo'd guitars


The only guitar I own that has any term noise is my ibby. It's got an edge-III. The noise is from damn thing is starting to wobble. Which is typical of cheap Floyd knock offs.

My Jackson doesn't suffer from any term noise.
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J_W
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#14
Slit a piece of rubber tubing about the same diameter as the springs, slide it over the spring. It doesn't restrict the spring at all.
Mars Rover
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#15
You just need to suppress vibration, right? Why not use a pad under the springs, stuck to the bottom of the route, just thick enough to touch the springs? You may want to try a resiliant but dense foam, something like mouse pad foam, sliced to the correct thickness. You could probably get away with a thin strip just contacting the middle of the springs.
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