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string breakage prob. question...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Gene Machine, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Gene Machine

    Gene Machine

    Mar 19, 2003
    Hi folks.

    anyone have any experience with string breakage on a thru-body? I had my new bass, a 51 RI P-bass, for about a week and the E broke at the point where it bends past the body, before it rests across the bridge. My Jazz doesn't do this because it is a top-loader.

    I put a whole new set of strings on and it's been ok since. Ièm wondering if I should be careful, or start looking for another bridge to replace the stock 51 RI. I have decent intonation, and I would like to keep it stock, provided it doesn't eat all my strings!! :spit:

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Check the hole through which the string is passing for any sharp edges or burrs.

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