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    Default Floyd Rose - Wound Strings Breaking

    I have a problem of breaking the wound ( mostly the D ) strings on my Wolfgang/Floyd Rose at the bridge.

    I've cleaned the saddles, and checked for grooves...all seems ok.

    I was wondering if maybe I am over -OR- undertightening the the screws??? Anyone have any recommendations on how tight to make the screws?

    My strat has a floyd rose, and I don't break as many strings...so maybe there is something wrong with my Wolfgang.

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    Just beyond hand-tight always works for me.

    I would file your saddles though. I've had the same problem and the saddles looked fine but I still lightly filed them and it took care of the problem.
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    what grit sand paper did u use to file?

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm40
    what grit sand paper did u use to file?

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    They just break more on FRO's than say a LP. Be sure and cut the ball end off and put that end in the bridge saddle.....I seem to break less that way for me anyway. Also a lighter pick helps...if you can stand it. I have noticed also that some brands are tougher than others. GHS seem pretty good about not breaking as much.

 

 

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