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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help! B string Keeps Slipping Out!

Ok, so I am trying to restring my 2nd hand JPM P2 for the first time, and everytime i tighten the b string almost to pitch, it slips out of the locking holder in the bridge (not sure of the technical name for it). This happens when I reach out about G-Ab. This guitar has been successfully set up by pros, ive had it about 2 months, no problems, so they were able to overcome this problem, or it didnt happen for them.

In terms of my restringing ability, ive restrung my Ibanez RG370DX loads of times without trouble, and ive restrung all the other strings on the JPM succesfully.

I took out the screw that you tighten to keep the string in place and tipped the guitar upside down to see if i could remove the little block that clamps the string. It did not come out, however it did pop out a bit, and I noticed that there was a long vertical groove in the block, which I am assuming has been caused by the string over many years. I am guessing that this groove has become a fraction too deep so that the string is not being squeezed tight enough b/w the block and the other side.

In conclusion, is there any way to "fill in" the groove? I was thinking of the nail polish idea used for sloppy trem arms.
Can the block be removed without removing any of the strings or the trem?
Would I be able to replace that block with the b string block from my 370DX?

Is there something ridiculously obvious Im missing lol? Any suggestions much appreciated!

(And if there is a thread on this, please direct me to it. I tried searching however nothing obvious came up.)

Thanks guys (and girls!)

Chris
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Re: Help! B string Keeps Slipping Out!

Swap that block for a wound string block, or, grind the face flush again, or, replace it.
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Re: Help! B string Keeps Slipping Out!

Cool thanks Rich. I managed to offset the string to the side slightly so its not in the groove and it is holding fine, albeit slightly off centre, however im hoping this doesnt make a difference to sound/intonation or whatever. If it does then ill try what you suggested
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