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#1 OZLO

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi!

Did anyone else ever get problems with stings breaking on the saddles of a JTV 59?
 

Mine use to, what is really annoying. I already tried pulling an old bass string over the saddles to get rid of burrs.

Is it normal that the strings dig a visible sluice into the saddles?

 

Would you dare to carefully grind on the saddles with the piezos underneath?

 

Thank you and best regards 


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#2 clay-man

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

I've had the same problem with my 600. I lowered the action on it and it seemed to fix the problem.

 

Try to do adjustments to lessen the choke on the strings. If it's still breaking strings, you might have poor piezos that aren't smooth and cutting the strings over time.


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:01 AM

OK, but I think this is no Option for the new JTV as the Bridge is a totally different construction without that choke problem.

Are there any experiences with a JTV?


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

Did anyone else ever get problems with stings breaking on the saddles of a JTV 59?

 

Is it normal that the strings dig a visible sluice into the saddles?

 

Would you dare to carefully grind on the saddles with the piezos underneath?

 

I have a JTV-69, which uses an aggressive wrap (I assume that's what the previous poster means by "choke") over the bridge saddles and have never seen a string break at that point.  After 8 months of hard playing there are no visible grooves on any of the saddles.  It almost sounds like the castings on your bridge were not correctly hardened during manufacturing.

 

Filing does not seem like a particularly good plan.  If the unit is under warranty, let Line 6 deal with it.  Otherwise, I'd investigate replacing them outright.


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

I have a JTV-69, which uses an aggressive wrap (I assume that's what the previous poster means by "choke") over the bridge saddles and have never seen a string break at that point.  After 8 months of hard playing there are no visible grooves on any of the saddles.  It almost sounds like the castings on your bridge were not correctly hardened during manufacturing.

 

Filing does not seem like a particularly good plan.  If the unit is under warranty, let Line 6 deal with it.  Otherwise, I'd investigate replacing them outright.

 

I was referring to a point where the strings sit at an angle on the bridge, like a point where it's being choked at a sharp point to where it basically cuts the strings over time.

I had to lessen the action on my 600 to reduce the choke as it seems like it was cutting the strings by sitting on a sharp point in the saddle/piezo.

 

You don't want any sharp edges choking your string and leading it to be cut over time from constantly vibrating on that choke point.


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

I took some Pictures today, the best I could get out that old camera.

So please tell me if you think the saddles should look like this after 20 months of playing less then 5 hours a week. You clearly see s´the scratches from the strings:

 

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Thanks for your help again ;)


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

I'm not sure if it's supposed to or not, my guess is no. My piezo's are a bit rusty on the top, but on the string notches I don't see any wear on mine. Maybe you should get a hold of Line 6.


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