#1
the saddle on my epiphone keep cutting the a string what should i do?
Gear:
-Epiphone les paul special II
-Peavey Valveking 112
#2
It has a bur or sharp spot on it. See if you can smooth it out with some sandpaper. 120 - 320 grit should be good. Or you can just replace the saddle. String Saver saddles are a good investment.
#3
You ought to take it to a tech. Alternatively try rounding off the edge on the saddle a bit with sandpaper, but be prepared that this could **** your saddle and you might have to get a tech to do it anyway.
#4
uhh no tech where i live and i cant get replacement saddles ill take the risk of sand or could i place something btwn the saddle steel and the string to cushion will that work
Gear:
-Epiphone les paul special II
-Peavey Valveking 112
#6
Quote by greendayispunk
uhh no tech where i live and i cant get replacement saddles ill take the risk of sand or could i place something btwn the saddle steel and the string to cushion will that work


Placing something in between would possibly affect the vibrations. You do know you can get a standard set of saddles for a few bucks? The string savers are more, but just a regular set goes for cheap.
#7
i am srry i guys i dun live in the us (damn fate) i cant get any parts
Gear:
-Epiphone les paul special II
-Peavey Valveking 112
#8
Quote by greendayispunk
i am srry i guys i dun live in the us (damn fate) i cant get any parts


There are some guys on E-bay that will ship anywhere. Hopefully a bit of sanding will fix you up.
#9
Quote by Matt420740
There are some guys on E-bay that will ship anywhere. Hopefully a bit of sanding will fix you up.

any sanding tips
a walk thru plz
Gear:
-Epiphone les paul special II
-Peavey Valveking 112
#10
Quick walkthrough would be to get something like 250 grit sandpaper, just sand VERY carefully in there in a movement that will wear down the saddle at a rounded angle. keep in mind that you don't have to sand down a lot. If you're lucky you can see where it's sharp and just sand there.

edit; a good rule of thumb is to always sand less than you think you need.
#11
Quote by ziggymidget
Quick walkthrough would be to get something like 250 grit sandpaper, just sand VERY carefully in there in a movement that will wear down the saddle at a rounded angle. keep in mind that you don't have to sand down a lot. If you're lucky you can see where it's sharp and just sand there.

edit; a good rule of thumb is to always sand less than you think you need.

thnx alot dude i cant rlly see the sharp spot but ill work it out btw i have a 100 grit paper guess ill have to go shopping tommorow
Gear:
-Epiphone les paul special II
-Peavey Valveking 112