#1
So yesterday my low e string came loose and uncoiled like this

That's never happened before so I'm thinking it's the saddle. I'm not sure if I should put another string on it or if I should get a new saddle?

Ok, so I'm trying to open up my cube 15x and this is what I have so far
Bottom part of plate

Top part of plate


Those five screws on the bottom part of the plate won't come out. I've tried a drill and a regular screwdriver and they turn, but they won't come out of the plate. I'm not sure how to open it up. Has anyone opened up a cube before? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
Last edited by kutless999 at Aug 6, 2011,
#2
feel for a sharp point where the string pulled apart.

and what are you doing wt the cube.
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#3
Well, with the cube, I wanted to open it up one day just to see what it looked like on the inside and I thought it would be easy and I unscrewed something( )and the power squeezer button fell through it's hole so now I have to open it up and put it back and the other buttons too.

With the string, feel for a sharp point where it uncoiled?
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Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
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Last edited by kutless999 at Aug 6, 2011,
#4
My friend has an MG (yeah I know) which had an input jack that fell inside of it.
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#5
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My friend has an MG (yeah I know) which had an input jack that fell inside of it.

Did he fix it?
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Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#6
get a thin flat head screwdriver/paint-scraper, put it under the plate and gently lift up while unscrewing them.
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#7
I'll try it, thanks.
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#8
and when a wound string fails, that is the normal unwinding that I have seen for 17 yrs.
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#9
Does it mean the bridge is sharp? Because it's never uncoiled like that before..

I'll have to mess with the cube in the morning because it's kinda late hear.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
Last edited by kutless999 at Aug 6, 2011,
#10
Quote by kutless999
Does it mean the bridge is sharp?

No. Is it a tune o matic or tremilo? My trem breaks strings faster than my TOM equiped guitars.
You can take some 500+ grit sand paper roll it in a little tube that fits the saddle and rub it gently for a few seconds.
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#11
It's a tremolo. Ive tried sandpaper. Didn't help too much, but I'll try it again with that method. Thanks.
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#12
the way the string broke is completely normal for a wound string. The fact it is a trem, means this is more frequent(in my experience) because of the added stress of the springs.
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#13
I Never really use the trem because it makes my strings go out of tune. Thanks a lot for the help.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#14
How old are your strings? It looks like a sharp saddle break though, but sometimes, when strings are old, they will just snap, and wound strings never completely snap, usually the core on the inside snap and the windings hold it down from popping you.

If this has never happened before, I'd just rule it as a worn out string breakage, and not a sharp saddle break.
#15
The low e string has to be less than 2 months old and I just put the others on a week ago.
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Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
Last edited by kutless999 at Aug 6, 2011,
#17
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Dang, normal strings, or coated strings?

Normal strings(Ernie ball super slinky's) . I've never broke the low e string before so...
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Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#18
Yeah, it happens, especially with cheap strings, and playing them for so long, and depending on how much you play.

I usually change strings every two weeks if I can, but I don't play as much as I use to, so I usually run my coated strings about 2-3 months, cause I has no money, and strings are expensive.
#19
I'll try to get some of the sharpness off of the saddle with some sandpaper. Thanks for the help.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#20
Any more ideas on how to open up my cube would be great.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#21
Quote by kutless999
I Never really use the trem because it makes my strings go out of tune. Thanks a lot for the help.

You don't have to use it, the fact it is there puts extra tension on the strings.
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
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#22
Quote by kutless999
Did he fix it?

yeah he fixed it but I'm not sure how.
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#23
Man, somethings wrong with the screws. They're hard to turn even with the drill. If they do turn, the drill starts to strip the screws. I really don't know what to do now. they just won't come out.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#24
To open the cube up, first you must take out the grill that's protecting the speakers by removing the screws. Afterwards, unscrew the speaker and pop it out and you should have a clear opening to the inside of the cube.
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#25
Ok, thanks a lot! I'll try it in a minute.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#26
Ok, I unscrewed the screws from the speaker. How does the speaker come out?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#27
Just pull it out with your hands or pry it gently with a very thin flat object.
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#28
Just the speaker comes out, right? Not the whole block?

I'm not sure what part of the speaker im supposed to pull out. ?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
Last edited by kutless999 at Aug 7, 2011,
#29
Quote by kutless999
Just the speaker comes out, right? Not the whole block?

I'm not sure what part of the speaker im supposed to pull out. ?


The entire speaker, just get a flat head screwdriver and stick it under the sides of the speaker, and pry it up, and lift the whole thing out. I think that's what he means.
#30
Alright, I fixed it!

Thanks a lot for the help everyone and especially dnwake for telling me to open it up through the speaker.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food