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I just finished building a Rhoads Concorde with string-through and a Gotoh TOM bridge. I used string ferrules on the bottom and smaller ones on the top. The A string has this really bizarre overtone/harmonic, not quite a buzz, but it certainly doesn't sound a clear A. None of the other strings do this. Dampening the string between the bridge and the top ferrule doesn't make a difference, nor does dampening the string behind the nut. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what is causing this and what can be done to stop it? Many thanks.
Pulling bushings is often carried out using all manner of hair-brained ideas, many of which can easily damage the sensitive finish of an instrument. The simple fact of the matter is that the physics of pulling something buried deeply inside an instrument are not in your favour! One popular method is to insert a spare bolt and use some sort of crowbar action to lever the bushing out....whilst working most of the time, the fulcrum point can easily dent the finish or even the wood. Even commercially-available tools for this job bear all of their working force upon the face of the instrument.