#1
ok so i had 11's as my strings and had 0 rattling. i went back to 10's and now it rattles on all strings. someone suggested that i look at my neck to make sure it is not concave or convex. the neck is as straight as it can get. The action isnt a problem because it was set up for 11's so the action would be a little higher for 10's

whats the problem?
#2
Does it rattle no matter where you fret the strings?
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#3
or open?

does the rattle stop when you play it acoustically and touch parts?
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#4
Is it the bridge saddles? They're rattling on my Epiphone as well. Tell us where the vibration is coming from. If you aren't sure, touch parts while playing open strings until it stops. For example, my tuner washers buzzed for a while until I tightened them.
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#5
They're probably loose in the nut, whereas the .11's filled the slot.
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it does not rattle when its all open.

it does rattle on most of the frets.

it rattles over the fret. not by the nut or saddles
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#7
I'd try messing with the action a bit and tightening the tuning pegs when you restring next.
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#8
thats the thing. i just did restring today.. went from 11's to 10's
#9
Sounds like the action is still too low. Try adjusting the string height and see if that doesn't fix it.
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it does not rattle when its all open.

it does rattle on most of the frets.

it rattles over the fret. not by the nut or saddles

Your neck is probably bowed.
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It could be that you just changed strings

This, or your neck is bowing.
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it does not rattle when its all open.

it does rattle on most of the frets.

it rattles over the fret. not by the nut or saddles


did you take all the strings off at once?

measure the neck's relief.

the how to is in the first post, in the green link in my sig.

hold the Low E first and last fret, where the neck and body meet.
with them held, look at the middle frets, does the string lay on the fret wire there?
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When changing from 11 to 10's the neck has less relief in it since the 10's have less pull. Loosen the truss rod nut 1/4 a turn. Or if you are not comfortable with the adjustment take it to a professional for a full set up.
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#16
yeah measure first, then post back like said.
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yeah measure first, then post back like said.


Not meaning to threadjack, but I just did that on my Ibanez, and it's a little above the frets, what does that mean?
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#18
you could have clicked the green link in my sig.

but i'll explain because it'll be info for the TS too.

if you're getting buzz that does not go away after a bridge adjustment.
or if you feel like you don't have enough middle relief then you measure.

and if you find that the string lays on the middle relief with the first and last fretted, then you're back bowed or dont have enough relief.

if you can fit more than a credit card in the middle gap, then you may have too much gap.

if it's in the middle, like yours seems to be, and you're getting buzz, then you can try lifting the action at the bridge,
or if you've tried that already, you can add a little more relief.

i'll talk you thru it in the set up thread if you want.
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