Help! B string Keeps Slipping Out! - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 21
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!)

Chrishred1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 01:46 AM
Rich's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 25,717
Re: Help! B string Keeps Slipping Out!

Swap that block for a wound string block, or, grind the face flush again, or, replace it.
Rich is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 21
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
Chrishred1 is offline  

bridge , locking , slipping , string , tremolo

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ovation Slipping off my leg how can i fix? sniperfrommars1 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 18 08-18-2013 04:13 PM
g-string slipping Force2BRW All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 7 12-30-2007 03:39 AM
high E slipping on rg1527 nabeelm All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 3 05-15-2004 05:41 PM
7-String Tune-O-Matic? 7-String String Saver Saddles? Drache713 All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 1 12-03-2002 11:27 PM
Dead sounding string - G string has short sustain - possibly BASe L Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 14 04-18-2002 02:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome