String dampeners

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Aaron1061, May 13, 2019.

  1. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    168
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    I've seen a lot of you guys with rubber things behind the bridge to dampen unwanted sympathetic notes. what are those and where would i find some?
     
  2. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    UPSTATE NY
    and the password is .... grommet... any hardwarse store should have them
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I personally don't think they do anything ....but they look cool and the chicks dig it :p
     
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    had them on my old 5120
     

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  5. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Oh, ye of little faith... They do indeed work. ;)
     
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  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    There's a member who built a little nice and decorative accessory for that purpose, some kind of "scratch bar" - sorry I do not remember who... :oops:

    A+!
     
  7. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

    224
    Jul 21, 2016
    94597
    I ordered a box of varying sizes of rubber grommets from Amazon for under$10.
     
  8. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    319
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    if your hardware store doesn't have them with the little slot around the edge, try an auto body shop. these used to be put in place where the electric wires run thru the metal body bits. my old British cars had them all over the place and in various sizes.
     
  9. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    425
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    That was Daveb, his was really nice. I totally stole his idea but didn’t get the execution he did..... 56D62B99-CFF2-49B1-9B2D-D7C31D671EDC.jpeg
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Ace Hardware. 3/8" ID. Bag of 6 was under a buck.

    That, or you can use anything woven thru the strings---leather dollar bill, etc. Anything to deaden(dampen) the strings to avoid the dreaded wolf tones.
     
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  11. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    153
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    thin leather strip, common practice on mandolins, I'm heading down to my office to cut a piece
     
  12. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I love my wolf tones!
    They’re part of the whole thing!
     
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