Do Plek machines slot bridge saddles?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jongor, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. jongor


    Jan 11, 2003
    I have a newish G&L JB 4 string that was factory Plek'd.

    Since I got it I've noticed the E string sounds a bit different from the other strings, a bit more twangy, less solid fundamental.

    Looking closely at the bridge today I see deep grooves cut in the saddles for the string to ride in. The E saddle groove seems somewhat off center, not level and kinda makes the E strings at an odd angle with where it leaves the string ball seat at the back of the bridge.

    Not sure if this causing the different sounding E string or not.

    Which led me to the question, Do Plek machines slot bridge saddles, or is this something else?
  2. I believe Plek just does the frets.
  3. Stumbo

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    Feb 11, 2008
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
  5. You've got a twisted string, more likely. Undo the string and reseat it. When you do, make sure the ball end spins freely as you're tuning back up.
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