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Strings keep breaking at the bridge!


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Well this has never been an issue before, but lately I have had strings breaking at the bridge. Specifically, the D and Low E (strings that don't tend to break often). Is this a problem with the bridge or is there something I can do to fix it? I really don't want to have to buy a new bridge, but if this keeps on happening I'm going to have to keep spending more money on strings anyway.

 

Thanks for any help!

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Well this has never been an issue before' date=' but lately I have had strings breaking at the bridge. Specifically, the D and Low E (strings that don't tend to break often). Is this a problem with the bridge or is there something I can do to fix it? I really don't want to have to buy a new bridge, but if this keeps on happening I'm going to have to keep spending more money on strings anyway.

 

Thanks for any help![/quote']

Check for burs and sharp edges on the saddles if there are you can file them down.

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Well this has never been an issue before' date=' but lately I have had strings breaking at the bridge. Specifically, the D and Low E (strings that don't tend to break often). Is this a problem with the bridge or is there something I can do to fix it? I really don't want to have to buy a new bridge, but if this keeps on happening I'm going to have to keep spending more money on strings anyway.

 

Thanks for any help![/quote']

 

Might be a rough spot in the saddles, you could always try to smooth them out with some super fine sandpaper. A good quality tune-o-matic style bridge like a Gotoh would cost you about $20 give or take a buck or two.

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Well this has never been an issue before...

 

So what's different? Have you changed string weights? Have you started/stopped using an electronic tuner? (Did you accidentally hit the button setting your tuner standard?) Are you playing a new type of music that involves more bends?

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