McCarty 594 Hollow Body II Annoying buzzing sound

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  1. Igotsoul4u

    Igotsoul4u New Member

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    Do any other of you hollow body owners get any buzzing or rattling from the guitar? Can't quite pinpoint the location of the sound. I don't notice it when I'm plugged in. Its not the knobs. Doesn't seem to be the pickup cover. I thought it might just be the nature of highly resonant guitars. Still, I guess i would prefer it didn't rattle at certain notes.

     
  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I think that may be the pickup height springs. Try replacing them with some rubber tubing.
     
  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Does it do it one open strings, too, or just fretted notes?
     
  4. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    It sounds like the pickups against the pickup rings to me, this seems to happen when the resonant frequency of the springs gets triggered. @garrett above is right with his suggestion.
     
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  5. Igotsoul4u

    Igotsoul4u New Member

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    The G string seems to be the biggest culprit. Its mainly when I am fretted around middle of the neck. Its worst at the 7-10th fret range.

    I don't think I can gear it when I am playing clean so I don't know if its worth worrying about. Its a brand new guitar and was not cheap so it bugs me on that level.
     
  6. jimfisher

    jimfisher Guitar Geezer

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    Mine occasionally has a slight buzz too and it's the selector switch. Try reaching your pinky in the lower F-hole and see if that stops it. I usually just push on the brass contact and bend it slightly and it goes away.
     

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