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Old 11-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation Low string falls off saddle

I have a Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 tuned to drop B and every time I play live, the low B string comes off of the saddle at some point or another. Do I need thicker strings or something?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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what sort of strings are you using?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Factory.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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You should be using something along the lines of Beefy slinkys for tunning that low. Your tone is probably suffering greatly with noodley strings. Get some 12-54/56 gauge strings and have your guitar intonated and the neck relif se correctly.
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Thanks! I already have my guitar intonated but I still have to get the neck adjusted
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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Thanks! I already have my guitar intonated but I still have to get the neck adjusted

You'll need to have the intonation and relif aswell as action set up after you switch string guages. If you are using the factory strings (probably 10-46ga) you will also need the nut re-sloted for the larger strings or you'll find you won't stay in tune very long at all.
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Oh shit that's a lot of work to be done. Thanks for the tip
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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Oh shit that's a lot of work to be done. Thanks for the tip


Not really. It's maybe 20-30 minutes of work all together if you do it yourself.

you'll probably need to go to 12's or even 13's for that sort of tuning on that guitar
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