Sincerely, I'm totally mystified by this. Maybe it's just me. I know for
sure that the ferrule is perfectly flat because of the way with machine it.
On the other hand, some repairman I know have had the same problem. Maybe
it's a geographical problem ???
No really, I don't know what to say, because sometimes I have to change the
tip up to four times until the sound disappears. That's why my intuition was
that the tip had some sort of problem( the talisman is the worst of all as
to the 'tick' sound, but still plays great). Moreover this problem never
comes up with a triangle (which is pretty hard to me).
I'll just wear ear plugs, I guess it's the only solution.
> > I know it's not that either because with the same ferrule some tips make
> > noise and some don't. So it has to do with the tip itself, I guess ?!?
> > Other possibilities to be examined (type of glu, pressure applied,
> > sanding of the tip).
> > Still is a mystery.
> Without hearing the exact sound that you are experiencing, it is hard to
> whether this is normal or not.
> I've never noticed this as a chronic problem with any type of tip!
> Does it just happen with hard tips? Maybe you are just hearing the sound
> hard tip on a capped ferrule? (it can be loud).
> It almost sounds like you are just comparing the sound of a hard tip to a
> tip. Try a fiber pad between the Talisman and the ferrule, and see if the
> goes away.
> I don't do anything really special, I machine the face of the ferrule flat
> the lathe, sand the tip flat, apply glue to the back of the tip (CA gel)
> then use the tailstick to apply pressure to the tip for about 30 seconds.
> don't get any strange sounds unless the tip was starved for glue in some
> and in that case, I remove the tip and re-apply.
> I know this might sound obvious, but when facing the ferrule, do you make
> that the cutting tool is precisely centered? If the tool is a little above
> below center, it can leave a small bump, (or just a little domed area) in
> center that might not allow the tip to sit flat. Try using a very small
> drill in the middle of the ferrule (1/16" diameter) and see if that helps.
> Who knows, maybe you got a bad batch of tips? Does it matter if you
> tip backwards?