#1
On my Schecter Gryphon, whenever I play the high E string open, all I get is a vibration-like sound. I get no note, tone or anything, just vibration. So I usually put a peice of paper under the nut, and that solves the problem. Well last night, I was going to lower my action, so I loosened up my string a little. After I got about 2 steps down from standard tuning, the string snapped a the nut. I was wondering why it broke at the in the first place? Then, I tried to put on another string to replace it after I lowered my action, and it buzzed just as much even with the paper underneath the string. So I loosened it up a little to try to put another piece under to see if that was the problem, and It snapped at the same exact spot as the first one... So anyway, I was wondering why the string snaps at the nut, seeing as there are no sharp edges near it, and if there was a way to fix the nut without taking the whole nut out and replacing it. Thanks
#2
it could be they way the nut has been cut or the strings used, to be honest its probably just easier if you get another nut, theyre pretty damn cheap
#3
seems like your nut has a burr in it. now about the vibrations have you checked your neck relief