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    With steel stringed, solid body instruments don't worry about a little acoustic rattle. Its how it sounds through an amplifier that counts.

    Just about any well setup solid body electric guitar will have a little rattle when playing un-amplified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyg View Post
    With steel stringed, solid body instruments don't worry about a little acoustic rattle. Its how it sounds through an amplifier that counts.

    Just about any well setup solid body electric guitar will have a little rattle when playing un-amplified.

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    thanks ya though the amp it doesn't buzz anymore
    Since fixing the bridge what causes that rattle ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    thanks ya though the amp it doesn't buzz anymore
    Since fixing the bridge what causes that rattle ?
    Its just fret rattle/buzz from a very low action. On an acoustic instrument its unacceptable but its par for the course on solid body electric instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyg View Post
    Its just fret rattle/buzz from a very low action. On an acoustic instrument its unacceptable but its par for the course on solid body electric instruments.

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    Ya it doesn't seem to bad plugged in but unplugged is noticeable.
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    ok new issue with the vorson uke....it appears the knob for the tone is loose and is causing the sound to cut in and out.
    did not notice before as i didnt spend a long time playing. I really dont want to go through the hastle of returning plus i threw out
    the box. how easy is it to fix this issue? or should i take it to sam ash/guitar center to have it 'set up' and have this issue fixed?
    never had this problem before and or had to pay to have this issue fixed or never did it my self any advice here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    ok new issue with the vorson uke....it appears the knob for the tone is loose and is causing the sound to cut in and out.
    did not notice before as i didnt spend a long time playing. I really dont want to go through the hastle of returning plus i threw out
    the box. how easy is it to fix this issue? or should i take it to sam ash/guitar center to have it 'set up' and have this issue fixed?
    never had this problem before and or had to pay to have this issue fixed or never did it my self any advice here?
    Couple of things could be happening (hard to say without the uke in front of me).

    If the tone knob is loose, perhaps when you're turning it a couple of wires in the cavity are touching, and grounding out. If this is the case, all you have to do is remove the knob and tighten the tone pot back down, making sure that it has clearance from other wires.

    The knob could have a bad solder to it, so when you're turning it, it's pulling the wire apart. If this is the case, you'll be able to spot it immediately, fire up the soldering iron, and fix it.

    Both of these are really simple (and common, for those of us that play electric instruments) fixes. It would be worth opening up the back panel to the control cavity to see exactly what's happening, and then gauge on your willingness to try and fix it prior to just taking it into the local store and paying someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Monkey View Post
    Couple of things could be happening (hard to say without the uke in front of me).

    If the tone knob is loose, perhaps when you're turning it a couple of wires in the cavity are touching, and grounding out. If this is the case, all you have to do is remove the knob and tighten the tone pot back down, making sure that it has clearance from other wires.

    The knob could have a bad solder to it, so when you're turning it, it's pulling the wire apart. If this is the case, you'll be able to spot it immediately, fire up the soldering iron, and fix it.

    Both of these are really simple (and common, for those of us that play electric instruments) fixes. It would be worth opening up the back panel to the control cavity to see exactly what's happening, and then gauge on your willingness to try and fix it prior to just taking it into the local store and paying someone.
    I actually opened the back panel it appears the pot
    Is not attached but the volume one is all wires seem intact. I'm about as handy as a new born and wouldn't even want to attempt this. As long as it's not to expensive I'll take it to Sam ash for a fix. Also the knob is fastened with a hex screw and I don't have a allen key small enough to fit in there. Im hoping this will be a cheap fix.
    Current Ukes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    I actually opened the back panel it appears the pot
    Is not attached but the volume one is all wires seem intact. I'm about as handy as a new born and wouldn't even want to attempt this. As long as it's not to expensive I'll take it to Sam ash for a fix. Also the knob is fastened with a hex screw and I don't have a allen key small enough to fit in there. Im hoping this will be a cheap fix.
    If that's all it is, I would encourage you to buy some smaller allen keys, take the knob of and then use a pair of pliers to carefully tighten the pot back into place (I say carefully so that you don't mar the finish or crack it by overtightening). It's about a ten minute job. Depending, maybe the tech at Sam Ash will do it for free; the first time I had an issue like this and I took it to Elderly, the tech walked me to his bench and showed me how to do it and said "You saw how quickly I did that? Normally this would cost you $30."
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Monkey View Post
    If that's all it is, I would encourage you to buy some smaller allen keys, take the knob of and then use a pair of pliers to carefully tighten the pot back into place (I say carefully so that you don't mar the finish or crack it by overtightening). It's about a ten minute job. Depending, maybe the tech at Sam Ash will do it for free; the first time I had an issue like this and I took it to Elderly, the tech walked me to his bench and showed me how to do it and said "You saw how quickly I did that? Normally this would cost you $30."


    i work for a gasket manufacturing company and i was able to bring a bunch of allen keys home. i looked up the standard hex screw for a guitar knob which came up as 2.7 mm
    i measured it with my calliper to make sure it was the right size...and it happened to be the right one. I went home after work took the knob off was able to tighten that, and looked on
    the back when i opened that it appears the circle thing it looks like a coin battery ? not sure what its called was not attached to the instrument. instead of messing about with it
    i contacted amazon for a replacement and its on the way and will be here friday (just gotta send the old one back). hopefully this one will be in better shape.

    The way it was packed was appalling. I came in the uke shaped box alone with a little clear tape over it and
    the ups label slapped on it. Every uke i have ordered came in that uke shaped box with in a larger box
    with packing paper....i suspect the poor packing job and ups man handling it caused the sotter or glue or
    whatever it is to break as well as the knob. Hopefully the replacement is in good shape if not im going to
    just keep it and take it to be repaired at guitar center and mod it....but id rather not if i dont have too.
    Current Ukes:
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    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
    http://iamesper.bandcamp.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    i work for a gasket manufacturing company and i was able to bring a bunch of allen keys home. i looked up the standard hex screw for a guitar knob which came up as 2.7 mm
    i measured it with my calliper to make sure it was the right size...and it happened to be the right one. I went home after work took the knob off was able to tighten that, and looked on
    the back when i opened that it appears the circle thing it looks like a coin battery ? not sure what its called was not attached to the instrument. instead of messing about with it
    i contacted amazon for a replacement and its on the way and will be here friday (just gotta send the old one back). hopefully this one will be in better shape.

    The way it was packed was appalling. I came in the uke shaped box alone with a little clear tape over it and
    the ups label slapped on it. Every uke i have ordered came in that uke shaped box with in a larger box
    with packing paper....i suspect the poor packing job and ups man handling it caused the sotter or glue or
    whatever it is to break as well as the knob. Hopefully the replacement is in good shape if not im going to
    just keep it and take it to be repaired at guitar center and mod it....but id rather not if i dont have too.


    Replacement ukulele has arrived. its funny the tone knob on this one looks bent and when you turn it it doesn't turn straight kind of bit askew....but appears all the electronics are working, and this one has better intonation and no buzzes anywhere. The only thing i can think of is b orrowing another allen key from work taking off the knob and trying not put the thing on straight. (im very OCD) and this kind of thing makes me nuts! I also noticed on this one there are washers underneath the knobs where as the one im sending back did not have them. I'm going to go ahead and keep this on.....but i want to try to straight the knob or just flat out replace them for the black plastic ones that come on fender guitars like strats. In fact where would i purchase one of those ?????
    Current Ukes:
    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
    http://iamesper.bandcamp.com

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