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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

Hi everyone, long time since I posted here.

I recently bought an Ibanez FGM that I just replaced the strings and had to adjust the spring tension on the back of the guitar as well. I also unscrewed the neck of the guitar to sand away some of the lacquer on the back. Nothing too fancy.

Anyway after putting the pieces back together I noticed that whenever I use the trem the guitar makes a clanky sound that seems to come either from the neck or the back of the body. I'm not sure what is causing this but its a pain since it becomes really loud when amplified. My trem is basically unusable if I don't get rid of this sound.

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where you can hear it (you may need to turn up your volume).

Any ideas on what is causing this and how to solve it? I really need to get rid of this sound.

Thanks for the help everyone.
Fed

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 03:18 PM
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Re: Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

Sounds like a lot of neck pocket creak. Tighten the neck screws tight and report back.
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Re: Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

Screws are in as far as they go... they had a very hard quarter of a turn left but the noise is still there.

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Re: Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

- Trem posts locked? (little screw inside)
- Are your trem saddle screws tight?
- Maybe a body crack at the trem posts that opens every time you use the trem?
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Re: Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

First off SWEET FGM!
How's the tuning stability?
Where does it sound like the cracking is coming from? Just me thinking out loud but could it be the neck pickup ring rubbing against the back of the neck itself?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

Actually I took the guitar apart again cuz Im changing pickups on this one so I will get back to you guys when I put it back together again.
I will try to screw the back screws in as much as possible and maybe lose a spring to compensate for the added tension.

Thanks fo the help guys !
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