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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

Hey all,

Got a new JS2410 MCO recently. It sounds amazing, and I got it set up by my tech and now it plays perfectly too.

However odd thing that me or my tech couldn't figure out was a rattle or rather the sound of something loose in the guitar. It honestly sounds like if you dropped a pick in an acoustic guitar's sound hole, has that "plastic planking" sound, if that makes any sense.

Just wondering if it's normal or anything to worry about. I don't hear it at all through the amp or anything like that, just if I rotate the guitar upwards which is rare.

Also this is my first floyd rose style guitar, for the trem arm, do I push the arm down until the 2 white bushings are not visible or further?
Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 04:27 AM
 
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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

Push the trem arm all the way in, as to the rattle, it shouldnt be there i have a js1000 with no rattle, the only place it could be is in one of the cavitys, prob the control cavity as this is the only one with no escape holes, just take the cover off and have a looky look.

great guitar by the way, i love the mco finish cant justify buying it to my wife which sucks
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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

Is the rattle coming from the neck or the body?
I had a problem once where the g string was rattling against the sides of the groove in the locknut. It drove me nuts until I found it.
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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

My JS1000 had a rattle and it turned out to be the nuts holding the tuners that needed to be tightened.

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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

Take a peek inside the back plates. Could be a bad solder glob that broke loose and possible rattlin' around
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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

Also, take a look under the pickups!
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Also, take a look under the pickups!
Can I ask what I would be looking for under the pickups?

It's definitely something loose. My tech was swamped so I assume he didn't take the time to look thoroughly.

It really sounds like it's coming from the control cavity but I see nothing amiss from inside.
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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

I have a JS2400 and my friend has a JS1200.
We both have a rattles
The noise we have comes from the volume and tone.
They are push-pull pots that are kind of wriggly.
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I have a JS2400 and my friend has a JS1200.
We both have a rattles
The noise we have comes from the volume and tone.
They are push-pull pots that are kind of wriggly.
This is exactly where mine is coming from!! But under the cavity control nothing is loose. I'll have to check again.
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Can I ask what I would be looking for under the pickups?

It's definitely something loose. My tech was swamped so I assume he didn't take the time to look thoroughly.

It really sounds like it's coming from the control cavity but I see nothing amiss from inside.
On one of my previous guitars, there was a small loose chunk of plastic under the neck pickup that was moving around causing the rattling.
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This is exactly where mine is coming from!! But under the cavity control nothing is loose. I'll have to check again.
My friend and I can't get rid of the sound.
The pots are just made that way.
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Re: Got a new JS2410MCO - Sounds like something is loose.

Your guitar is haunted. You either have to set it on fire to kill it or sacrifice a live chicken over top of it. Regardless of choice you make don't forget to YouTube it.
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Your guitar is haunted. You either have to set it on fire to kill it or sacrifice a live chicken over top of it. Regardless of choice you make don't forget to YouTube it.

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Your guitar is haunted. You either have to set it on fire to kill it or sacrifice a live chicken over top of it. Regardless of choice you make don't forget to YouTube it.
I can provide a chicken. A friend has some hens that are too old to lay and he doesn't know what to do with them.
Too old too eat, and he can't bring himself to just kill them without purpose.
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