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    Esp-ltd bridge question.

    Hey gang

    I keep breaking low E and A strings on my snykbyte, bridge been filed, slots been cut to exact gauge strings, bridge completely changed but problem is still there...

    it always breaks at the same place over the saddle, If I slide the pick into slot i feel its not smooth....

    so question is, if I put titanium saddles will this problem stop? I’ve heard roller bridge is good for string saver but sucks at sustain... I cant find direct replacement roller bridge in black anyway, they have it in chrome, nickel and gold but not black...
    I used Ernie ball 10s, D’addario 10s now trying out NYXL, cant go any more heavier than 10s,it is murder for my fingers

    Your expertise will be much appreciated.

    cheers


    #2
    You said that the bridge has been filed, but still rough. Try putting some 320 sandpaper in there, and work your way up into the 2000 range. Then check it again. I'm sure about your exact guitar, but what's the break angle on it (if it's a hard tail)?

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      #3
      Originally posted by lespauled View Post
      You said that the bridge has been filed, but still rough. Try putting some 320 sandpaper in there, and work your way up into the 2000 range. Then check it again. I'm sure about your exact guitar, but what's the break angle on it (if it's a hard tail)?


      yes its been filed by guitar tech but after I play for few weeks it gets rough, guitar tech said the saddles are made of cheap material and that is why it keeps happening. as for the angle not sure it does not look to bad.
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        #4
        They weren't filed, they were tortured. It looks like they were filed on the outside instead of the inside, where the string sits. File the part where the string sits, and just file it until is gets rid of the horizontal grooves in there. Then start cleaning it with sandpaper....from 320, up.

        If you can't fix it, you might want to replace those 2. They really look shot.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

          been filed by guitar tech


          Holy crap, man! I think you need to find a better tech! Perhaps one of the (resident) UK Massive can recommend one in Brighton.

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            #6
            Not sure what they did or were trying to accomplish but yeah I'd replace them for sure, well actually the whole bridge piece to be honest.

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              #7
              Holy shit man.

              Just replace the bridge, those are like 40 bucks.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post



                yes its been filed by guitar tech but after I play for few weeks it gets rough, guitar tech said the saddles are made of cheap material and that is why it keeps happening. as for the angle not sure it does not look to bad.
                Tell us, did you sleep with this "tech"s Mom and not call her the next day?
                "Slow Hand"

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bigdave View Post

                  Tell us, did you sleep with this "tech"s Mom and not call her the next day?
                  LoL, no

                  silver bit is where my hand sits and paint came off... It used to be black.

                  I want to change whole bridge but not sure shall i go for titanium saddles or find roller saddles?

                  He filed the slots I watched him do it, but never take guitar to him. It was under warranty and thats why i went back there. Funny thing is I dont even play that guitar very often knowing string will break and have to buy new one it puts me off. Im cheap skate

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                    #10
                    Thank you all, for your input.


                    My fingers are as bad as the bridge lol
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                      #11
                      This was a warranty "repair"? :noplease: #NameAndShame

                      As for the fingertips, just make sure you play as much every day as you did that day and your body will take care of you. :shredder:

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Dominic View Post
                        This was a warranty "repair"? :noplease: #NameAndShame

                        As for the fingertips, just make sure you play as much every day as you did that day and your body will take care of you. :shredder:
                        Yes it was, I hate techs at that shop. Before this one I took my Jackson for set up paid £60, when I went to pick it up all he done just put new strings on. Neck pick up was not adjusted strings were buzzing on fret board.... I had a moan in the shop so i paid less i think I paid £40? Other guy Changed the pick up hight.... grrrrrr

                        its not the same tech who done this guitar but both did crap job.

                        I found good tech who lives near me he is bit expensive but he dose great job. I had my other guitar to him and done great job with problems. Originally took it there to change vol pot and noisy input jack, he proceeded to sort pick up wiring nice and neatly ( after getting permission).

                        as for fingers I play everyday, I do lots of bend and 10gauge stings are murdering my fingers

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                          #13
                          yeah that man did you dirty. that's why i'm hesitant to take things in to techs. you're more likely to find one who does work like this than a solid one.

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                            #14
                            Doesn't that come with a TonePros bridge? If so, you should be able to get one of those and it would be a drop-in replacement. Gotohs are apparently the exact same thing without the locking studs if you want to save a bit of money (I read that Gotoh makes the TonePros bridges). You may even be able to get just replacement saddles from TonePros.

                            I'd stay away from roller saddles. I tried a roller bridge and hated it, and went back to the stock TOM. The roller had less sustain, more noise behind the bridge, it rattled, the strings weren't very secure in the saddles, etc...

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Phil View Post
                              Doesn't that come with a TonePros bridge? If so, you should be able to get one of those and it would be a drop-in replacement. Gotohs are apparently the exact same thing without the locking studs if you want to save a bit of money (I read that Gotoh makes the TonePros bridges). You may even be able to get just replacement saddles from TonePros.

                              I'd stay away from roller saddles. I tried a roller bridge and hated it, and went back to the stock TOM. The roller had less sustain, more noise behind the bridge, it rattled, the strings weren't very secure in the saddles, etc...
                              On paper it says its Tone Pro,if I put same one in no time I'll be back to where I started in terms of the problem. Been thinking to put this one https://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/g...-for-epiphone/ but not sure if its a direct drop-in replacement.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

                                On paper it says its Tone Pro,if I put same one in no time I'll be back to where I started in terms of the problem. Been thinking to put this one https://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/g...-for-epiphone/ but not sure if its a direct drop-in replacement.
                                It looks like that bridge needs slots filing. Just had indents as markers for where to start.

                                With regards to Roller bridges I actually replaced the bridge on my Jackson (gotoh) I believe with a real cheap bridge from ebay because the stock one didn't have enough adjustment range (bridge is slightly too far forward) and it turned out way better anyway especially feel wise being flat.

                                https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371642799369

                                They look a bit odd.

                                Most likely you can just drop the posts into the existing studs. Bonus points it's a fully locking bridge so nothing moves once you have it set up.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Tony View Post

                                  It looks like that bridge needs slots filing. Just had indents as markers for where to start.

                                  With regards to Roller bridges I actually replaced the bridge on my Jackson (gotoh) I believe with a real cheap bridge from ebay because the stock one didn't have enough adjustment range (bridge is slightly too far forward) and it turned out way better anyway especially feel wise being flat.

                                  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371642799369

                                  They look a bit odd.

                                  Most likely you can just drop the posts into the existing studs. Bonus points it's a fully locking bridge so nothing moves once you have it set up.
                                  Yeah that one dose look bit odd. Ive decided I’m going to go with Gotoh with titanium saddles,now need to to find web page I can trust and reasonable price.

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