G string problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Tyler Hole, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. For the second time in like a month my G string has just unraveled at the bridge. I'm using the same strings I've been using for the past year and a half and it has never happened before. The first time I figured I was just playing to hard but just a minute ago as I was playing, I barely moved my finger over the string and it unraveled...any ideas what could be causing it? Never happens with any of the other strings. I'm using a .50 EB Regular Slinky G like I've always used...But yeah, any ideas on why it is doing this is helpful.

  2. I have a couple of thoughts, maybe it's a bad batch of strings?

    You might have a burr on your bridge that is causing the string to unravel, check the saddle piece with your fingers, if you feel any rough edges on the saddle where the string sits, smooth them out with fine grade sand paper or a small emery board.

    Hope that gives you a place to start looking to solve the problem!

  3. I'll try that. Thanks Treena.