#1
I play an Epiphone Les Paul Custom and recently have been mowing through ernie ball hybrid slinky's, usually the A and Ds, occasionally the low E's. I heard my friend say that his buddy had this problem a few years ago and took it to a place and got it fixed, what could be causing it and do I need to take it to someone or what could I do at home? It usually always breaks down real low on the body below the pickups. Thanks a lot!
#2
Mowing?


I'm sure you mean you're breaking them a lot, down by the bridge? It's probably a sharp saddle, so file it down.
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#3
yeah the saddle is probably sharp
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#4
I get this problem when i plam mute alot. dosent even break just the string stretches and uncoils at the bridge
#5
Judging by the description, you probably have a sharp saddle (like others have said). You need to file it down. What's happening is that the sharp saddle is acting like a knife, and it just cuts your strings, eventually causing a break. I'm pretty sure that's what it is since your breaks are on specific strings (and not the usual high E), and they're happening below the pickups. Just grab a little file and give it a good rubbin'.
#6
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I get this problem when i plam mute alot. dosent even break just the string stretches and uncoils at the bridge



Damn dude, how hard are you muting? I palm mute ALOT and I have never had that happen. I just have them rust where my palm touches and it eventually breaks there.
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#7
So all I need is a nail file and to rub it in there? Is there any more to it?
#8
I use the same strings and never had a problem.

but I play a strat and replaced the saddle with graph tech ferra-glides.

if filing doesn't work, you can look into those - I'm pretty sure they make them for tune-o-matic bridges for like $25.00.
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#10
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Nice try, but there are six saddles on that type of bridge.


You dont have to be an asshole about it you know. And I was thinking Stopbar so never mind.