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DR strings breaking... Help with solution?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by __HM__, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. __HM__


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    A while back, I made this thread about my low strings from my DR HiBeam sets breaking:


    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? :confused:

    Thanks all! :)
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Just go poke around in the pieces parts drawers at Home Depot or the like. They have column-type spacers (several sizes) which may work.

    Or find a different brand of string that fits your particular bass. I've had good luck with the Sadowskys.

  3. __HM__


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I'll swing by Sears Hardware today and see what's up.. Thanks for the suggestion!

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