Hh2 j custom bridge noises

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Hh2 j custom bridge noises

Postby Alexfish » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:33 pm

Curious if anyone else has had problems with bridge making extraneous crackle noises when moving trem..
Doesnt seem to be grounding problem (not totally sure) because noise doesnt stop when making contact..
Had the thought it was static energy buildup and have tried to treat it as such.. with no positive result
It also doesn't always respond in the same way and is relatively quiet on some days

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Re: Hh2 j custom bridge noises

Postby HarlowTheFish » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Sounds like it might be a mechanical thing. Have you taken it apart, given it a clean, and checked out the mounting? Last time I had a trem crackle, one of the posts was cracking through the body.

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Re: Hh2 j custom bridge noises

Postby ChrisN » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:42 am

JCustom headless trem sports two sealed bearings and one internal spring instead of two posts and five external strings as it is Steinberger S-trem clone. I would exclude trem's bearings as the noise source unless you can feel lack of smooth operation while using the trem. Try checking the roller saddles pressure side set screw which is responsible for keeping them tight together. Also, you might want to unscrew the unit from the guitar body to check its grounding cable positioning. It should be placed uderneath the base plate right where it is deprived of paint for better grounding properties.
I have not experienced any issues with the JCustom trem installed in my 2015 Carvin HH1X.
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