#1
When I play live with my fender jaguar, sometimes the high e string slips off the fretboard and bridge if i bend it too much/strum too hard. I know I shouldn't hit the strings so hard but it's just what I do. Is there any way to prevent this from happening?

When it happens it gets stuck under the pickups so it takes about 15 seconds to fix it - not very good when you're in the middle of a solo.

I think it's the picking hand that is causing it.
#2
It might be a string tree problem, or the nut may be worn and it's slipping off because the nut isn't high enough.

It happened to me and I had to replace the string tree and nut.
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Squier Precision Bass Special in Antique Burst (LH)
Rotosound Swing 66s, 45-105

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#3
Bend up instead of down.
Dimebag used to put tape on the edge of his pickups to keep the string from hanging up there.
#4
I do bend up - sorry it's not when I bend. It's simply when i hit the string too hard with the picking hand. What do you mean he used tape? To stop the string getting caught under the pickup?
#5
Quote by druggietoad2k5
It might be a string tree problem, or the nut may be worn and it's slipping off because the nut isn't high enough.

It happened to me and I had to replace the string tree and nut.


I'll have a look at the nut when I get home and see if it's worn at all. If it is a string tree problem how is that fixed?
#6
Well, in my case I didn't have them so I had to fit them, but otherwise it probably isn't that. It's more likely to be the nut that is worn.
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Squier Precision Bass Special in Antique Burst (LH)
Rotosound Swing 66s, 45-105

On slapping on a bass:
Quote by supersac
pretend its a woman
i have no helpful advice

#7
its defo a nut problem bottom side of high E worn down & rounded off.
string tree fix.. change to a new set. dont cost much.
ebay "papa D's" or CH guitars
around £2 each