Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to dshetrick)Re: JTV 69 String Breakage
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to Line6Tony)Re: JTV 69 String Breakage
I'm also having problems with string breakages on my JTV-69. I've never broken so many strings before, there must be a problem with the saddles. It's very frustrating.
Secondly, maybe this is related, but I am having slight tuning problems with the trem. When I lift the trem, it doesn't return to quite the same position as when I push it.
In every other way, I'm loving the guitar.
Take a look under the tremolo mechanism cover and make sure the pickup wiring is not dragging against the sides of the routed area. If you are really fussy about tuning, I recommend the Super-Vee MagLok highly. It's easy to install and besides curing tuning instability it completely eliminates tremolo "dive" on string bends. I know there are folks who've been able to get stable operation out of the JTV-69 / Fender US style floating tremolos, but I have them on three guitars (JTV-69, US Strat, PRS Custom 24) and none of them stay in tune - at least not to my ears.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to dshetrick)Re: JTV 69 String Breakage
I used to work in a guitar store and I've had this issue with many times with strat style bridges. Often it had to do with a burr at the point of string bend in the saddle as you've suggested or the angle at the point of bend was too extreme. The later caused by players tightening the springs to have a vintage trem sit flat on the body. Most modern saddles relieve this issue by forcing a more gradual, more rounded point of bend in the string.