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So I picked up a MIM Tex Mex Tele a couple of months ago. Have used it at a couple of band practices with no problems. Really enjoying it as it's the best of both Fender worlds. Really like the rosewood board.

Anyway tonight my high e popped out of the nut. Not once but twice. Didn't even notice when or homeboy happened. One time it went off the board the other it slid into the b slot.

Any ideas what could possibly cause this? I find it strange that it hasn't happened before and then twice tonight.
 

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Could the string be wound too high on the tuning peg or higher than usual?
 
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I will snap a pic tomorrow. I don't believe it's wound too high especially considering they are the PITA vintage style tuners.
 

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No string tree on this guitar.

I just find it strange that it never happened before. Then when it does it happens twice and slips in different directions. I didn't even notice it happen which leads me to believe that it may not have happened during bends or vibrato.
 

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I will snap a pic tomorrow. I don't believe it's wound too high especially considering they are the PITA vintage style tuners.
Well, it was just a guess. It is funny/strange that it has never happened before. It will be interesting to find out what the cause is.
 
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When I put a new bridge on my tele as a part of a Bigsby retrofit, I popped the string out of a saddle a couple times. But only when I was playing out, not at home. I obviously play a bit more aggressively when I'm playing with others (in the heat of the moment kind of thing) and the extra downstroke or upstroke power was enough to dislodge the string from what I previously thought was a deep enough groove. Not too much of a problem with a bridge saddle because I could cut the groove deeper (which solved the problem) and adjust the saddle to maintain the correct height. If the problem is the groove isn't cut deep enough in the nut, you may have to do something like shim the nut and cut all six grooves again.

Could you problem be due to a more aggressive attack on the strings? Up-picking would move it to the B and down-picking would pop it off the neck.
 

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When I put a new bridge on my tele as a part of a Bigsby retrofit, I popped the string out of a saddle a couple times. But only when I was playing out, not at home. I obviously play a bit more aggressively when I'm playing with others (in the heat of the moment kind of thing) and the extra downstroke or upstroke power was enough to dislodge the string from what I previously thought was a deep enough groove. Not too much of a problem with a bridge saddle because I could cut the groove deeper (which solved the problem) and adjust the saddle to maintain the correct height. If the problem is the groove isn't cut deep enough in the nut, you may have to do something like shim the nut and cut all six grooves again.

Could you problem be due to a more aggressive attack on the strings? Up-picking would move it to the B and down-picking would pop it off the neck.
I have tried to think of every possible way it may happen. Even so far as reviewing the songs. Unfortunately can't remember which tune/s it happened during.

The only song that comes to mind is Oh Well. Right after the main riff there is a chord that is 12th fret on the G an B with an open high E. I wonder if I was playing that more aggressively.
 
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