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spivak

noisy drop-away rest

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Any hints on materials or method to use in quieting a noisy drop-away rest? Thanks

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If it's the rest slapping the shelf on release just get some mole skin from the drug store. If it's something in the mechanics of the rest itself you may want to replace it.

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I tried the mole skin, but needed a little more padding, so i took a pc. of the adheasive backed insulation that they us for toppers. This is a little thicker, and solved my noise problem.

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i cut a string bat in half (thickness) and glued it under where it drops, worked good

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is the rest not set as high as it should be from the shelf?

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Sounds like you fixed the problem. Otherwise Sims makes a product specifically designed for your need. It's a fall away drop pad, a small stiff rubber with dimples that adheres to the riser shelf. I've put 2 or 3 on in the past year - they work as intended.

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