Baby, you're a sitar

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  1. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Got a used SE with the wraparound bridge, and the B string is sitar'ing at the bridge. It's got the good old forward lean, so I've got some locking studs on order. Will flattening the bridge do the trick, or are there more things I need to do?
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Maybe. But if you need a new SE stoptail I’ll leave one on my front porch.
     
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    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    I think you'll approve of its destination.
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    The bridge? Is it going in the trash?
     
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    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Nope, it'd go on a guitar y'all encouraged me to buy that is not a Santana.
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Gosh, that could be almost anything. :p
     
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    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Really loving that bridge, eh Serge?
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Blasphem!
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Which one do you mean? I have a pile of extra SE stoptail bridges.
     
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    jimfisher Guitar Geezer

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    Does it occur when fretting, or only on the open 'B' string? If it's only when it's open it may be the nut slot on that string is cut too low.

    Jim
     
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    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Defn when open, but sustain on fretted notes is bad so I think fixing break angle on saddle may help. I think prev owner had the action too low also.
     
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    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Do yours all automatically get the Mannmade one? Those seem to be out of stock. You musta snagged ‘em all.
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    No, I’m actually not a fan of those. Beautifully made, almost works of art, but I don’t like the break angle and increased tension.

    I bought a couple, and was given a couple Core stoptails, so I have some extra SE ones. Not that I feel the Core’s are always superior, it’s on a case by case basis.
     
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