#1
Hey UG,

My strings always snap at the bridge (saddle), and I go through them pretty quickly. Logic leads me to believe that that's normal since that's a stress point but maybe I should try going through the saddles with a file or something ?

The guitar's an epiphone G400
#2
You probably have a burr on your saddle, a very fine piece of sandpaper or steel wool should do the trick.
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yeah check for a burr. rough edge there.

filing can work if done right. also lube the area.

but sometimes you might just want to upgrade to string saver or similar saddles.
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#4
sounds like theres something definately wrong with your bridge. look for any sharp edges that shouldnt be there, make sure youre tuning to standard and not say, F or higher.
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Hey UG,

My strings always snap at the bridge (saddle), and I go through them pretty quickly. Logic leads me to believe that that's normal since that's a stress point but maybe I should try going through the saddles with a file or something ?

The guitar's an epiphone G400

That might work, but I wouldn't recommend it. You could end up making it worse...

I put some Graphite saddles on my Strat, works great.
Not sure if you can get those for your guitar..google it..

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#6
On the low E string I can clearly see that the saddle has been sort of "cut" by the string. I guess that's what you call a burr ?
#7
+1 For graphite saddles. My strat broke strings all the time before I changed the saddles. I haven't broke one string since.
#8
I'll definably check out the graphite saddles when I get some cash but for now I think ill just sand down the existing ones
#9
If you're getting rid of a sharp edge, use a reasonable quality needle file. They're very fine & easier to use than sandpaper, & you will be able to enlarge the groove a little if you need to