#1
Okay, this is the second time this has happened to me. The first time it happened, it was on the E string and the strings were old anyway and needed to be changed, so I did change them. However, less than two weeks later, the EXACT same thing has happened on the EXACT same string at the EXACT same place.


What has happened, is that the low E string has somehow became "uncoiled" at the point on the bridge where is curves round and enters the body, and is left not snapped, but hanging on by a thin thread of metal.

Becuase of the size, it wasn't easy to take a picture of it, but I think you get the general idea.


I am using Ernie Ball 9-42 Super Slinkys.

Could this have anything to do with the guitar, or maybe the strings?

I would greatly appriciate it if somebody could explain to be why this has happened, as well as a solution to this madness,

Sean. =]
#2
Your bridge saddles are too sharp and probably need filing down. Your low E saddle particularly.
Schecter C-1 XXX (with SD Dave Mustaine Livewire Actives)
Roland Cube 60
#3
Hi Sean, you are not the only one with the same problem...
the same thing happedned to me with the b-string, and the a-string.

think it happens with that string we use most.. make's sence

I dont think the strings are guilty... i use Slinky (nines) and the same **** happened to me as i already said..

what for an guitar do you have? I have an Les Paul, the strings get uncoiled at the place where the bridge of the guitar is, no wonder, the stringholders on the bridge are quit sharp. I havent found any solution yet, but last time i stretched the strings alot after puttin them on my lp, and since 1 month they didnt braked... maybe it also will help help when you unsharp the bridge a lil bit
#5
Your low E bidge saddle is quite sharps, and as you play away it worms its way through the coils,after that it is only a ,matter of time untill it swears through the string causing it to snap.

Scott
#6
I had this happen 3 times and then magically for some reason it just stopped happening. Not really sure what the deal was.
#7
Some small metal files should do the job, but I have no experience doing it. I hear it's pretty simple.
Schecter C-1 XXX (with SD Dave Mustaine Livewire Actives)
Roland Cube 60
#8
Quote by dhoyft
Your bridge saddles are too sharp and probably need filing down. Your low E saddle particularly.


Right! This is your problem, for filing down you best go to your local guitar tech.
"Don’t be a guitarist. Be a musician."

Steve Howe
#9
You're supposed to file down sharp bridge saddles, but if you're unsure, ask your local guiat shop to do it. They won't charge much for filing down bridge saddles.
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