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Bridge problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by HELLonWHEELS, Apr 22, 2006.


    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    I after breaking another string last night i noticed some grooves in the D-string saddle where the string sits. Im pretty sure thats why the string broke plus i broke another D string a couple months ago. So i have 3 options.

    1.) Try putting graphite to fill the grooves(can only work for so long i tried this last time string broke a couple months later)

    2.) new bridge(i saw a gotoh for $30 on warmoth)

    3.) new saddle(have no idea how much they will cost and my local shops don't carry them)
  2. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    I've had that problem on some guitars where the bridge saddles had a sharp burr and the string would frequently break at that point.

    Only once on a bass though, on the G string.

    I solved the problem by smoothing out the burr with 600 grit wet or dry sandpaper. No problem after that.

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