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11-08-2002 06:44 PM
YngVaiTriani Very sure it's not too much work. I have a Lo Pro and an Edge so if it seems like all this work is a lot for one saddle, divide it by 2.
11-08-2002 05:27 PM
sniperfrommars1 in my opinion it is definitely overkill to be doing that much to your saddles. You sure you havent just been doing too much?? for one thing if you play alot an hour or more a day 2 weeks and you will probably break a string although I typically only break strings when I pull up on the bar now.
11-08-2002 04:48 PM
YngVaiTriani D'addario 9-42 here. I'd use heavier but I don't know if it would work well on a 7V.

My Edge saddles were conditioned last night so now i'm off to put some teflon lube on my saddles and string up.
11-08-2002 03:58 PM
jeff l To be honest, I can't even remember *what* I thought of 'em it's been so long. I'd like to give a set another try, though.
11-08-2002 02:50 PM
sniperfrommars1 They still make em jeff in fact I have a set of nines right here :> No real design improvement in my opinion, but to each his own I guess. I do better with dean markleys than anything. I break lots of strings but it doesnt bother me.
11-08-2002 08:28 AM
jeff l I think it was GHS who made those string sets just for floyd rose bridges. There was no ball end, just a piece of flattened metal that was inserted into the saddle. Then the section that passed over the saddle was reinforced to prevent breakage.
I wish I could find these again......I haven't seen them in years.
11-08-2002 07:09 AM
metalmarty I honestly can't remember breaking a string on my jem. And I don't pick softly! I Use EB .010's and Elixir 0.010's, set up to perfection by my tech. Doesn't go out of tune or anything. My other guitars tend to break strings though. But I change strings every 4 weeks. Not on the jem though, the Elixirs last so unbelievably long, they're erally worth the extra money! Great strings are also the Maxima strings. Gold-plated, so no corrosion. Plus that they look STUNNING on the 7VWH!!!!!
11-07-2002 10:52 PM
YngVaiTriani Well apparently it's not. Some people here have mentioned 5 months if not 5 weeks +

My other guitars are in the 4 months range without breaking strings.

I'm not one to pull up on a bar either.

http://yngvaitriani.tripod.com

Check out the video clips
11-07-2002 10:47 PM
anuj dude, for any aggressive playing, 2 weeks is plenty .. !

~A
11-07-2002 10:38 PM
YngVaiTriani Well it still doesn't occur to me that my playing is any tougher than any other's playing.

My Edge was completely sanded tonight by my father. Every saddle groove.

Putting on a brand new high E and B strings and we'll see what happens. I'll post next either when I break a string or it lasts for more than 3 - 4 weeks.
11-07-2002 03:53 PM
YaYoGakk I use 3mm stubby's, 9's and totally abuse the Lo-Pro(ask Karim/Pryde7. He's seen the videos) but I don't have any troubles with string breakage. But like I said earlier, I pick very lightly, for the most part. But I would think the total blasting I give the whammy would counter act it but I guess not. I think theres gotta be a problem with the saddles. I'm no tech though... hehe

Alden
11-06-2002 10:49 PM
pawel
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Originally Posted by YngVaiTriani
To ALL who's strings last longer than 5 weeks - Are you a heavy picker? Do you bend or whammy much?
I use heavy picks, i bend like crazy and i pick heavily, but, i don't use the trem and i use 10s and 11s
11-06-2002 09:38 PM
caprile
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Originally Posted by YngVaiTriani
To ALL who's strings last longer than 5 weeks - Are you a heavy picker? Do you bend or whammy much?
Light touch here, 1.14 mm picks, not so much whammy, but when I do, I pull up with no regards...

Still have to break ONE string
11-06-2002 09:28 PM
YngVaiTriani I find great difficulty believing that.

Man.... how could it be MY TECHNIQUE if you're that rough with it?

I have seriously gone over all the saddles and they're SMOOTH when I string. 2 weeks tops.

Ok.... what can I say? Most people don't break any strings on their Jems and they beat the hell out of their guitar. I break many strings and I don't.....
11-06-2002 09:08 PM
rvj
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Originally Posted by YngVaiTriani
To ALL who's strings last longer than 5 weeks - Are you a heavy picker? Do you bend or whammy much?
I'm a light picker and use thin/medium picks.(.060)
Bend frequently as high as two steps or more.
I whammy like crazy... flutter, dive, and pull way up.(sometimes lifting the guitar, hehehe.)

No breakage on any of my Jems.
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