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mrhappy

String Breakage Prob on old Sunburst

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Hey Guys... Picked up a '77 Sunburst. I REALLY like the guitar (not looking to sell) but I'm having a string breakage problem with it. I can barely get through a set without popping a high E string. It was cute the first few times but it's getting old FAST!!! One gig I broke 2 E's and a B... highly unusual on a fresh set of strings for me.

The break is occurring at the saddle. It doesn't feel sharp but I'll probably try to smooth it/polish it up a bit to see if this helps.

Anybody have a recommended method for this type of procedure?? Or... any other recommendations??

Thanks

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Call me today, I can help.

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I REALLY like the guitar (not looking to sell)

Digging the Rios, are ya?

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try raising the tailpiece.

if that doesn't solve it, replace the saddles with graphite ones, though that will impact the tone of the guitar somewhat.

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try raising the tailpiece.

if that doesn't solve it, replace the saddles with graphite ones, though that will impact the tone of the guitar somewhat.

hehe...he said...hehe...impact.....hehe

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try raising the tailpiece.

It's a sustain block.

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try raising the tailpiece.

It's a sustain block.

replace sustain block by tailpiece + tom bridge. bingo

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try raising the tailpiece.

It's a sustain block.

replace sustain block by tailpiece + tom bridge. bingo

Kahler.... DUH!

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Washburn Wonderbar, or perhaps a Bowen Handle?

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Had the same problem w/my 81 special sustain block... sounds like a burr on the underside of the saddle. I used some emory cloth on the suspect and the problem was gone that was 15 yrs. ago. Peace

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