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Breedlove Studio BJ350/SME4

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pecBass, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. pecBass


    Jan 22, 2013
    I was trying to put a set of tapes on my new acoustic, however the threads on the ends of the strings make them to thick to go through the holes in the bridge.

    I do not want to drill out the holes in the bridge, but would like to play flats or tapes.

    Does anyone know of some flat or tape strings that would be the same thickness as the original D'Addario EXPPBB170's.

  2. bswag

    bswag Guest

    Dec 21, 2013
    I put D'Addario ETB92 Tapes (50-105 gauge) on my Breedlove fretless; to be safe on the first try, I took the silks off of the ball ends (very carefully, with a sharp dental probe & fingernails). But I'm pretty sure those silks would have fit, which I'll try next time.
    My Breed has the pinless bridge with the string holes, does yours? Mine had the same strings as yours when purchased, and the Tapes haven't given me any trouble... Did you try bending the strings (gently!) at both ends to help them through the holes? Otherwise, I dunno- the only Tapes I saw of smaller gauge would be those used in the BSO "6-string" set (the 5-string set + extra, smaller string), and I believe Jason would put together a set for you of the smaller strings IF they'll work when tuned normal, I don't know, but I'll bet he does...