A while back, I made this thread about my low strings from my DR HiBeam sets breaking: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f16/dr-hi-beams-e-breaks-876543/ My solution is to put somekind of plate/thick washer on the back of the bridge (where the strings go through) to essentially "shorten" the strings, so that the fat part doesnt touch the tuning peg. I only need this to be done on the E and A strings. I'm no metal worker, I cant really make a special plate for it or anything. I just need somekind of washer, or something along those lines. I only really have basic hand tools, a Dremel hand router, and a power drill at my disposal... Any ideas? Thanks all!