How do I know when the angle of the strings breaking over the saddle is too sharp? I broke a low-E string on my Precision a while back, and so decided to replace all four strings (which had come installed on the bass when I bought it) with D'Addario mediums. Apparently the new strings were quite a bit higher tension than the old ones, because I had to adjust the truss rod quite a bit in order to remove a substantial bow in the neck relief. Once I got the neck adjusted the way I wanted, I raised the saddles a bit to remove some fret buzz around the 16th - 18th frets. This past week at practice I noticed that my intonation was a little off, so last night I began adjusting the intonation. In order to get proper intonation, it seemed like I had to move the saddles fairly far back towards the back of the bridge, creating a rather extreme angle for the strings to break over the saddle. I've never been worried about extreme string break angles with 6-string guitars, but I am concerned that this sharp angle may lead to more broken strings than I'm accustomed to. So, other than waiting for a string to break at an inopportune time (is there EVER a good time?) how should I know when the angle of the strings breaking over the saddle is too sharp?