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I have finally cured my strats bridge from breaking E,D strings using a dremmel to bevel the edge of the holes where the string comes through under the saddles(great trick, thx internet)....now my problem is that the high E is unraveling at the ballend grrrrr.

I am using D'dArrios and they are IMO pretty much the best out there in strengh. I like doing extreme bends but on 25.5 scale guitars with trem the strings i'm using cant hack it for more than 2 weeks of playing before the E un-twists at the ball end. Very frustrating:mad:
 

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This'll be pretty obvious, but I'd suggest you try as many different brands as you can until you find one that works best (least worst?) for you.
 

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maybe I got a bad batch...a G string unraveled on me today, not liking my strat these days....
 

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Lovin' mine today

cheap bastard squier that it is. just broke the G at the bridge, twisted another thingy on the end, popped it back into the guitar and it works like crazy.
 

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One trick I was told, once, was to put some solder on the windings/ball-end. I was told to do this for a Kahler, but I would expect the principle to hold for a Strat bridge, as well.
 

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I'm happy with my...

...made in indonesia somewhere strat. Everything is fantastic on it. The pick ups are okay. Everything is straight, seems level. All it really needs is a decent nut and locking tuners. Pots sometime, not urgent.
 

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One time one of my strings was not properly put on the ball end and the ball end fell off. Ofcourse I was too lazy to go get a new string so I fixed it myself. I did a crappy job but surprisingly the string stayed in tune well. Had another time where the string snapped a bit passed the ball end right after the heavy windings. Once again I was too lazy to go get a new string so I did a crappy job and it held up.
 

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bubkusjones said:
One trick I was told, once, was to put some solder on the windings/ball-end. I was told to do this for a Kahler, but I would expect the principle to hold for a Strat bridge, as well.
great tip I'll try that if it starts to slip again:food-smiley-004:
 

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SCREEM said:
I have finally cured my strats bridge from breaking E,D strings using a dremmel to bevel the edge of the holes where the string comes through under the saddles(great trick, thx internet)....
...it amazes me that they don't do this at the factory.

-dh
 
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