I've bought cheap used electric guitar with nice reviews.
As I played entire mounth I didn't encounter this problem. But yesterday the problem appeared when I use whammy bar (vibrato bar). It seems to me the noise is coming from the point where the springs are hanged onto the metal plate (which is screwed into the wood).
What I did to fix the problem:
- put a lubricanton the joints. Didn't resolve the problem
- put some plastic cloth (some kind of buble wrap, but with much more finer bubles and generally more dense). Didn't resolve the problem as well
The guitar is currently not usable at all. I use whammy bar very often.
Any help is welcome.
UPDATE: I've fixed the issue with rubbery/plastic tubings (bought in garden store) as was suggested by Tim. Though I don't find these tubings as an ideal solution. 3 months have passed and it still works. Maybe tube material is squishing over time, hence strings' tension drops, which requires one more strings tuning per month, but it is still better than nothing