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stings bent oddly at bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Geezerman, Nov 8, 2005.


  1. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I noticed this while re-stringin my bass the other week. I have DR Red Devils on my bass, when you see the bent weird, even the red coat seems to be coming off there. Now i finally put 2 and 2 together and realized thats where 80% of my strings are breaking from. Do I have a bad bridge? Is there an easy fix to this



    Edit: Bad pic included :smug:

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  2. Something appears to be out of whack with that bridge's saddles, but it could just be the angle of the photo. It looks almost identical to my ESP-LTD bridge. In that pic, the saddles seem to be misaligned, as though they (or the adjusting screw) are bent.

    Another thing I see is that the ball ends of the strings are cocked at an angle, almost like the wire that goes around them is pinching in the slot. If that is the case, that would definately cause a string breakage.

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  3. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for the reply! I'm thinking about just putting a new bridge on, I'll try to solve the problem first though