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Old 01-18-2003, 07:40 PM
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Neck making "popping" sound?


On my JPM100 P1, when I dive bomb with the trem the guitar makes a "popping" sound somewhere around the nut. It will make the same noise again when I pull up on the bar. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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Old 01-18-2003, 08:00 PM
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Sounds like a creaky neck pocket. Make sure the neck bolts are tight, if they are you might want to "insulate" the sides of the pocket with strips of paper. First thing to do though is isolate exactly where the pop is coming from. You could have an extra groove worn in a stud that's causing the pop, something I've seen before.
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:50 AM
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I believe I have the creaky neck pocket problem. The first time I dive when I pick up my guitar I hear the little "click" kind of sound. It doesn't do it again while I'm playing that session. When I pick up my guitar the next day, once again, it will make the sound the first time I use the bar. So is this neck pocket creaking anything to worry about, does it affect the playability or tuning stability? I can deal with the single creak if it has no real effect on the actual playability aspects. I've had tuning stability issues with the bridge on my UV777BK since I got in '98. I recently came upon the tutorials at Rich's site and have corrected my flat knife edges and epoxied in the loose anchors. The last thing I need to do is track down that creak and replace the V posts with new cut posts. My guitar now at least has two reliable zeros so I can count on keeping it in tune by always returning it to the same zero every time.
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:01 PM
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I've had the same problem with my JS1000. It popped only the first time when you began playing after a while. The cause was the too narrow space between the side of the neck at the body, and the body was too. This has also caused some little crack on the body.
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Old 01-20-2003, 04:04 PM
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I had the exact same problem with my Jackson. I was able to insulate the gaps in the neck joint with pieces of cut up picks. Pieces of paper work just as well. You just need to moe your neck around a little and figure out where the gaps are, then fill them up. You may have to remove the guitars neck, or you may just be able to slide the filler right into the gap.
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