AJScott
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#1
Hey guys

As far as I'm aware this is only an issue with hard tail guitars? (I may be wrong)

But basically, after chugging/trying to play really tight chords and stopping a chord dead, a high pitch noise is heard right after. I've heard of a device called a Jimmy Clip some people use but I don't think they're sold anymore. Is there any other solution to this?

This of course is only an issue live, in a recording I can chop it out easy.
Last edited by AJScott at Nov 9, 2012,
AJScott
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#2
Quote by Way Cool JR.


Serious answer:
Try lowering your bridge pup a little, if that is the pup your using when your playing and having this problem. Otherwise lower your neck pup a little if that's the one your using when having this problem.



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#3
I've seen people make "jimmy Clips" themselves out of household items.

The guitarist from Memphis May Fire used one and their live show was tight, no ring or anyhting like that, it may be a valid thing to look into. Making one may not be hard.
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AJScott
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#5
Quote by shreddymcshred
is it a ringing or more of a rustling?


I'd say more of a ring. It's common with all hard tails I think, when using distortion and suddenly stopping a chord.
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#6
It sounds like you're not ending the note ringing out before moving your hand and it's causing that odd little squeak. That what happens when I get lazy in my playing...
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zilant
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#7
Are you sure you aren't hitting natural harmonics when you insta-stop the chugs?
Try muting the strings in different places.

Otherwise, as mentioned, try lowering your pups.
AJScott
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#8
Lowering my pups has somewhat made the ringing quieter. My neck pup does not have this issue, but it sounds like crap when chugging so I'm not going to use it.
mpatton
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#9
If you use thicker strings and don't have your nut cut out to the right size, the string could be sitting more on top of the nut than in the slot. I heard this as a rumor once; I don't know if it's true.

On the other hand, I had the same problem and found that putting a hairband around the strings behind the nut stopped the vibrations. They were ringing out behind the nut and the hairband mutes them. You could use something like electrical tape too.
seljer
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#10
On my non-hardtailed guitar I have a bunch of paper tissues jammed behind my tremolo springs, which also provide similiar random annoying noises when playing with high gain.