#1
Every so often (maybe about once per song) when I am applying moderate pressure during bends, there will be an audible sound coming from the tuning pegs as if they're releasing ever so slightly.

Is this, in fact, what I'm hearing?
If no, what is it... if yes, how do I prevent it?
#2
It may not be your tuning pegs (but check everything to see if it's loose) -- it may actually be the string catching in the nut. Far more likely.
#3
Quote by dspellman
It may not be your tuning pegs (but check everything to see if it's loose) -- it may actually be the string catching in the nut. Far more likely.


Catching in the nut? How do you mean? What nut?
#4
+1 to nut problems.
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#5
sojiasx The nut is the piece right before the headstock that the strings rest on.
If the slots are too tight or something, the strings can bind in them and bending stretches and pulls them through and can make an audible noise. Kind of like how a zip-tie works...
#6
On My Strats if I hear a creak it's either when I bend a string use use my floating Tremolo.

The trick I use to prevent this is a small drop of 3-in-1 oil or you can use a Chapstick/wax on the Nut where the strings run through.Before I got roller String Trees for my Strats I also used to put a dab under the string trees.
I also put a drop on top of all the String saddles as this is also a friction point.On my Strats(Not on a Les Paul style bridge) I also but a drop where the strings come up through the body and press against the holes before they get to the saddles,again another friction point.Doing this also keeps the tuning stable using a Standard Stratocaster Tremolo unit.

HTH
Last edited by sheppola1 at Sep 25, 2016,