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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Ok....The high E string has now snapped TWICE while trying to re-string....HELP...

side-swipeTelecaster

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Oct 29th, 2016 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My '67 Gibson LG0. Love this old player. Not sure why the hell the high E has now snapped twice from the bridge destroying the string while trying to tune it up......

I've changed the strings on this things COUNTLESS TIMES in the past and this has never happened before...

Anyone???

(This message was last edited by side-swipeTelecaster at 08:26 PM, Oct 29th, 2016)

littleuch
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Oct 29th, 2016 06:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have you looked at the saddle for anything abnormal where the e string rests?

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Oct 29th, 2016 08:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry my friend, I have no idea..... but it sho' is a sweet geetar.....

'67 Gibson LGO

side-swipeTelecaster

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Oct 30th, 2016 12:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Funny.... Mine has the snake head shape headstock and black logo. The previous owner (some dead guy) put brass Grover tuners on it sometime in the late 60's early 70's....

I will solve this problem and it will be back in service again soon...

(This message was last edited by side-swipeTelecaster at 02:30 AM, Nov 4th, 2016)

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Oct 30th, 2016 04:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it's breaking at the bridge, you likely have a burr on your saddle! Check the bridge where the string goes over using a magnifying glass or loop if you have one. A curled looking edge is in fact a burr. Or, could just be a sharp edge. Careful smoothing with a jeweler's file should fix you right up.

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Christian Slater
Nov 3rd, 2016 09:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dude.

Post a close-up pic of both sections of broken string.

The string will tell you what's causing it to break.

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Christian Slater
Nov 3rd, 2016 10:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If the little loop breaks and the ball falls off the string, then it's usually a sharp edge on the brass ball that's cutting the string.

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Nov 7th, 2016 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sandbagger said "Sorry my friend, I have no idea..... but it sho' is a sweet geetar.....
'67 Gibson LGO" - the name tag in the video names the music store nearby that I love to visit. Have purchased some cool stuff from them and will continue to do so.

Agree with Peegoo that a CSI type investigation will point to the culprit as we know that "dead/broken strings cannot speak for themselves"....

side-swipeTelecaster

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Nov 14th, 2016 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seems somehow that a third attempt at this was a charm. Got a fresh .11 gauge acoustic slinky and it went on perfectly w/out the SNAP of the first two.

Now it is just a matter of getting the strings broken in so they don't sound so new and annoying.

I appreciate all of the responses very much... :)

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Nov 21st, 2016 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it is not at the bridge saddle, you might try easing the angle where the string comes from under the bridge. I'm talking about where the strings comes out the top of the bridge. A small rat tail file can ease this angle. I've done it many times.

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Nov 21st, 2016 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow--that guy ripping the bluegrass G run has some impressive chops.

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