#1


Here's my guitar. Floyd-rose equipped RR-shaped LTD with 24 frets, etc.

I use my whammy bar a lot, and sometimes I'll pull it up pretty dang high and my strings seem to be fine. But today I only pulled it up a little bit and my A-string just gave. This is the second time it's happened in maybe 3-4 weeks. This can't be normal, can it?
#2
Well, there might be a small bit of metal (just a very small imperfection) sticking out from the saddle.


This happens occasionally and can be solved easily (or take it to a tech).
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#3
Take it to see someone who is a professional, it could just be something small that he can fix in a minute. Or it could be the fact that you are pulling the bar back too far!! It shouldn't really be breaking with such a good guitar, there shouldn't really be any flaws that would concentrate too much pressure on certain weak points on the strings. Cheap guitars do that.
#5
look where the string touches the bridge. there may be something there like a piece of metal that is cutting your string. sand it down and you shoud be good
#6
Thanks for the replies guys. I'll look into what you said. Here's a pic of the broken part of the string by the way if it helps decipher the problem at all.

Last edited by fixationdarknes at Mar 23, 2008,
#7
Theres no reason that I can see from this picture why it would be happening, unless there is either a fault in the batch of strings you had, or there is a little shard of metal that is wearing cutting it the strings.
#8
well it didn't appear to break at the bridge, so everybody's "little piece of metal" theory doesn't apply.
#9
Quote by schecters6
well it didn't appear to break at the bridge, so everybody's "little piece of metal" theory doesn't apply.


get eyes.
#10
Schecter, that picture is of the string breaking at the bridge.

Is this so-called "theory" about the piece of metal cutting my string something I myself can personally look into? Or do I have to take it to a professional guitar tech?
#11
Quote by fixationdarknes
Schecter, that picture is of the string breaking at the bridge.

Is this so-called "theory" about the piece of metal cutting my string something I myself can personally look into? Or do I have to take it to a professional guitar tech?

If you have a good file you could do it yourself. Otherwise, take it to a tech.
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#13
Quote by fixationdarknes
I see. Where do you guys suspect this little piece of metal might be? I don't see anything.


Well its not really a piece of metal as such, its just a rough edge where the strings rest of the bridge saddles. Rub a soft part of your finger and feel around if theres any sought of scratching or abrasion? If there is, then either do it yourself with a very VERY fine piece of sandpaper, one stroke at a time. Or something I'd suggest more strongly, take it to a tech.