Behind the bridge dampening

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by Eoghan007, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Eoghan007

    Eoghan007 Electromatic

    Nov 17, 2017
    Are hair scrunchies the simplest and most effective approach for killing some of the resonant cross talk from behind the bridge on a White Falcon with a Bigsby?

    I've got a decently low string break angle and I'm getting too much sound from behind the bridge - since I'm new to Bigsbys I'm just wondering what a good approach for dealing with that would be.

  2. Redfish

    Redfish Electromatic

    Apr 11, 2018
    St. Augustine, FL
    [​IMG] I used three rubber grommets. Works beautifully.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
  3. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Cool dampener for non-trem Gretsches:

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  5. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN

    The Gretsch string saver buddy works really well for me - about $12 on ebay or reverb.
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  6. Dave-B

    Dave-B Country Gent

    May 23, 2016
    I made a couple of these for my own guitars a while back. Didn't like the rubber grommet look. Could make some more if anyone is interested. Engraved polished aluminium plates backed with velcro.

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  7. Redfish

    Redfish Electromatic

    Apr 11, 2018
    St. Augustine, FL
    That looks great. Excellent Idea.
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  8. Eoghan007

    Eoghan007 Electromatic

    Nov 17, 2017
    Those look cool! How much and can you do gold or brass?

    The Gretsch logo foam pad is pretty funny :)
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  9. firebomber

    firebomber Electromatic

    Oct 24, 2017
    Haha, like adding a goatee to your guitar!
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    As nice as clever, Dave-B... Congratulations !

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  11. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Don't know how much work is involved, and if it would be cost-prohibitive, but you could sell those. I'd buy one right now.
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very cool! I'd buy one! How about a brass version for the gold hardware guitars?
  13. fitflatpicker

    fitflatpicker Electromatic

    Dec 23, 2017
    Knoxville, TN
    I’d buy one. That looks great.

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  14. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    My daughter makes custom "wolf leashes" I have em on all my electrics, color coordinated. [​IMG]
  15. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    Slightly off topic, but still in the rhelm.....
    I recently had to play a song live (3 different services) that required muting strings 4&5. I have never really been good at the whole muting thing. With a week to get it down, I couldn’t do it. So I took an o ring like above and stuck it over the front pickup between strings 4&5. My part on most of the song really only required comping on 1,2&3 but on the bridge it required playing root on 6 and a syncopated thing on the 3rd string while percussively chunking on muted 4&5. My son called me out as cheating, but I had to be able get it down quickly. It was easy enough to install and take out between the songs before and after. Glad that’s over with.
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  16. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    fixed it for you.:D
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  17. Eoghan007

    Eoghan007 Electromatic

    Nov 17, 2017
    "Hey, here's this really cool thing I made!"
  18. Geosh

    Geosh Synchromatic

    Mar 17, 2010
    Chandler, AZ
    That is fantastic looking! I love it.

    On a side note, what bridge is that? Edit: Nevermind. I see the link in your signature now!! :D
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've seen dollar bills woven between hen things, and tooled leather straps. The grommets will loosen over time, by the way. Dave B's solution seems to be the most elegant so far. The "wolf leash" is extra special as Henry's daughter made them for him. The vintage patented Gretsch "String Snapper" is fine if you don't touch it.
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  20. DougCraft

    DougCraft Gretschie

    Apr 24, 2018
    Northern Colorado
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