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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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strings breaking near floyd rose bridge?

i just realized whenever i break a string on my ibanez its always near the bridge and not in the middle or near the tuners. which is kinda good cause this way i can reuse the string over again. but my question is, when i have a floyd rose pro on my tremonti se and i use Sperzels locking tuners, will it also break near the bridge? or in the middle or near the tuners?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 01:25 AM
 
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Re: strings breaking near floyd rose bridge?

Strings will almost always break at the point where they pass over the bridge saddle - which is totally understandable if you think of it like this: take a thin piece of metal - try to break it - it won't..... now, pick a point and bend the metal about that point, flatten it, bend it again at the same point - repeat a couple of times and the metal will break at this point - a string passing over a bridge saddle behaves in exactly the same way, so, at least eventually, this is where your string will fail.

A Tremonti SE with a Floyd sounds like a very cool idea - pics when finished please?

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