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Filtertron plastic rattles and buzzes

 
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Gunther



Joined: 06 Jan 2009
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Filtertron plastic rattles and buzzes Reply with quote

So the black plastic "top" that surrounds the pole pieces on a set of filtertrons that I have is loose and rattles or buzzes with string vibrations.
Not and electrical buzz, but the piece of plastic rattles around in there, buzzing with heavy string vibration.

Any insight? Advice?
Are these plastic pieces supposed to float or are the pole pieces adjusted wrong and not holding it tight?

Thanks,
Gunther
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juandavidhern



Joined: 22 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:56 pm    Post subject: same problem here Reply with quote

I've bought a gretsch t5435 past month and it rattles like yours. First I tought it could be the bridge as most of the forums say it does, and actually it did, so I replaced it, and what a surprise, after replacing it the guitar still buzzes. It's driving me mad. I think it comes from the filtertrones 'cause I've checked everything around without results, but evertything looks in place around.

If you have found a solution after these years please help me. Otherway if someone out there has an answer please show us the way. Confused

Thanks everyone. David.
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could simply slide a paper shim between the metal cover and the plastic.
But, the better solution would be to de-solder the cover, remove it and use double stick tape or spot of hot glue to affix the plastic plate it to the bobbin top.
Write the builder and tell them the problem.
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