Cam buzz on Creed

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  • April 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm #572952 Back to Top REPORT
    nbhunter
    NBhunter

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    I’ve shot probably 200 shots with my new Creed.  The bow seems to be a bit louder and I noticed a slight buzz coming  from the cam.  If I pluck the string I can hear it also.  Everything seems tight like it was before.  The cam  looks like  it’s leaning a bit, it is not straight.  The bow still shoots well, maybe I’m making a fuss about nothing…  But just wanted to check with fellow Creed owners.  Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by rickym RickyM.
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    April 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm #572956 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    if it is from the cam,check the three allen head screws that hold module to cam. we haven’t seen any issues with the creed, but there were some with the helium. i would tend to think it is the sight,rest ,stabilizer or other accy’s on the bow.if you have a specialty archery products peep with an insert in it, check that.
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    April 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm #572960 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-hunter
    Pa Hunter

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    Check and make sure that the cable is going thru the cam window with proper rotation. Sometimes if it is off, the string will contact the cam at a bit of a wrong angle and make a buzzing sound. If all is good for cam rotation, take a tissue and insert it into the cam groove between the string and cam where the string contacts the cam. If the buzzing sound goes away, the buzzing noise is just the string vibrating slightly on the powdercoating on the cam when the string is plucked.  It’s not really noticeable on the shot though. Just some things I’ve messed with on mine, and for what it’s worth, the Sims brand Super Quad limb savers made a huge difference in quieting my bow down even more. Shoot straight.
    April 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm #572972 Back to Top REPORT
    nbhunter
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    Thanks for your input guys…  I went shooting at the club tonight and the tech from the shop was there and said the bow was fine… But I still hear that buzz, I’ll try the tissue thing.  Like i said the bow shoots well, I actually had my best group at 20 yards (one inch).  For an inexperience archer I was pleased.  Still more to learn though.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by nbhunter NBhunter.
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    April 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm #572975 Back to Top REPORT
    nbhunter
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    You were bang on Pa Hunter.  Tried the tissue thing and no more buzz.  You were right!

    How do I adjust the string stop on my bow.  Been reading to set it 1/16 of an inch from the string? Is that right?

    Thanks

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    April 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm #572982 Back to Top REPORT
    clhhunt
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    That is the same sound I’ve been hearing and have been going crazy trying to figure out where it was coming from. Thanks again for the tissue trick Pa Hunter. I still hear it on the shot. Is this something that will go away with more shots through it or is there something else that needs to be done?
    April 6, 2013 at 6:35 am #573005 Back to Top REPORT
    nbhunter
    NBhunter

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    Hi clhhunt,

    maybe your cam is like mine a bit slanted or leaning.  The string is coming out of the grove on one side so that is were the buzz comes from.  Adding the tissue cleared the buzz away for me, but when I remove it for shooting I can still notice this very slight buzz.  At the club yesterday I was the only one noticing it.  The bow still shootS great so I won’t try to play around with the cam.  It was probably always there and I’ve been reading on different forums about strange sounds coming from the bow.   So I’m concentrating more on the bow than on my shooting and that’s not good!

    Does anybody have an answer for the string stop adjustement?

    Thanks

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    April 6, 2013 at 9:45 am #573020 Back to Top REPORT

    trebor

    Joined: 8/23/2010
    Mine does it too. I THINK it’s a bushing/washer underneath the bearings on one side of the cam. I plucked the string on some other Creeds at my dealer and they all have that noise. I hope someone comes up with a fix, that’s my ONLY complaint with the Creed. My last bow was a Z7 and it was totally silent.

    The tissue trick works on mine as well but it is only masking the issue. I can bang on the bow from different angles and get the buzz. Plucking the string and placing my ear right next to the cam axle tells me it’s right in there.

    My bow is silent when I shoot it but I can’t help thinking that it can be better if I can eliminate the cam buzzing issue.

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    April 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm #573035 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    I had a buzzing noise like that on my Z7 Xtreme and it was the bearing. Once replaced, all was quiet.
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    April 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm #573050 Back to Top REPORT

    N spencer

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    My Creed has it to. Pluck the string and there it was, buzz in the cam. Hope they come up with a fix.
    April 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm #573054 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    i’m willing to bet it’s the e-clips on the axle that are buzzing,not the cam. dab a little vasaline on them and see what happens.
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    April 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm #573056 Back to Top REPORT
    clhhunt
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    I agree with all that the Creed is an awesome bow and shoots sweet but that buzz taints my thoughts. I hope there is a simple fix as well.
    April 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm #573057 Back to Top REPORT
    clhhunt
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    I will try the Vaseline trick. Sounds easy enough and worth a shot.
    April 7, 2013 at 6:55 am #573073 Back to Top REPORT

    trebor

    Joined: 8/23/2010
    I will try the Vaseline trick. Sounds easy enough and worth a shot.

    Let us know what you find out.

    My dealer and I went all over my bow together when we were trying to locate the source of noise. His starting point was those clips, we couldn’t find anything there, tight as could be.

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    April 7, 2013 at 7:31 am #573077 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-hunter
    Pa Hunter

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    The string stop rod can be adjusted by loosening 2 allen keys that secure the “rod” part of the stopper to the bow riser. Once those are loose, not completely removed, you can pull the “rod” towards or away from the bow. There is a little beveled rubber grommet that moves and once you have the stopper where you want it, you can re-position the beveled rubber against the riser again. I like to see just a bit of daylight between the rubber stopper and the bowstring. I also used catwhiskers on the bowstring, and that seems to take care of the “buzz” and working with the SuperQuad limbsavers in the limbs, my bow now is very quiet. Also, have someone other than yourself shoot the bow. For whatever reason, a bow will always sound the loudest to the shooter. Have a great day and shoot straight.
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