#1
The A string of my guitar keeps breaking at the bridge. There's probably a sharp edge there or something that is damaging the strings but I can't really feel it with my hands. I'm gonna try to make the surface of the saddle (I believe that's what it's called, I have a floyd rose bridge) more smooth, but how should I do this? Sand paper perhaps? or something else? Thanks in advance!
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#3
I suggest taking it to a guitar shop cos you don't want to accidently scuff your bridge or anything, could be your picking, I know that that used ot be a problem with my picking on the high e string.
#4
#800-1000 sandpaper should smoothen it out depends on the sharpness. After you've sandpapered it, get a pencil and put some led on it.
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#5
are you sure sandpaper will work on metal?
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#6
eventually it should start to smooth it a bit. a metal file would cut thru faster, but that's really NOT what u want. u want to just change the top surface of the saddle ridge.


a lot of times, even after u sand, and lube the saddle edge, ull still break mosr strings. if that's the case here. i suggest u pick up a new set of replacement saddles.
floyds are more complicated, but most places like stewmac.com, sell floyd parts.
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#7
I've filed it just a bit and put some led from a pencil on it. Should I also use something like chapstick? I'm hoping that my A string won't break again because getting new parts for my floyd is gonna cost me money.
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#8
if u have any 3 in 1 oil. light machine oil. then put a drop on it.

chapstick could work too. but it usually reserved for plastic parts, like at the nut.
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#10
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A new saddle will probably cost you a little less than $20.
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#11
OK thaks for all the replys. Gonna try my best to fix the problem and if it doesn't work I'll just have to get a new sadle I guess...
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