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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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creaky lock nut?

I just recieved a jem clone I had built, and when I dive the bar hard, I get a very noticeable creaking sound at the nut! It's an Ibanez RG neck, but the lock nut used was aftermarket, and I notice he used a shim underneath it. Would that be the reason for it? Anyone else ever have this problem, or have any tips to fix it?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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Re: creaky lock nut?

Sounds like the nut is loose - tighten it a little but not too much
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Re: creaky lock nut?

checked that right away, and it was clamped down tight...any other ideas?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Re: creaky lock nut?

I meant the screws holding the nut to the neck not the locking pads themselves.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: creaky lock nut?

sorry, that's what I meant too!
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Re: creaky lock nut?

does it moves in place? can you see it while you dive the bar?
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Re: creaky lock nut?

I can't see it moving when I dive bomb, and I certainly can't wiggle it by hand or anything, the screws are in there tight. Is there something different about the fit of an Ibanez lock nut as opposed to others? I'm wondering if the problem is the fact it's shimmed, or is that a common thing?
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Re: creaky lock nut?

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I can't see it moving when I dive bomb, and I certainly can't wiggle it by hand or anything, the screws are in there tight. Is there something different about the fit of an Ibanez lock nut as opposed to others? I'm wondering if the problem is the fact it's shimmed, or is that a common thing?
They're all shimmed. You need to be able to adjust the height of the nut, that's how it's done.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 11:31 AM
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Re: creaky lock nut?

Does your tuning go off? Sounds like the noise a slipping string makes.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: creaky lock nut?

No, it holds tune well, I don't think the strings are slipping, its like you can feel it in the neck when it creaks....I don't see it shifting though, and its screwed down tight.
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