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« on: June 22, 2006, 06:28:13 PM »

Now there's a title for ya! ^_^

The last few times I have had to tune up my G on the OM-03, I turn and turn and nothing is happening...  then pop,  its sharp.  Sounds like its coming from the bridge but I can't be sure.  Then I back it back down and bring it up to key and its fine.

What is binding?  This didn't happen before.  Do you think its pissed that I got a D-03R??   :GRN>
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 06:34:29 PM »

I've had that  happen too.  I am sure it's at the nut...but the guitar has a way of making all the wierd stuff sound like its coming from the bridge/saddle. 

I am betting you need to clean out some kind of residue/buildup in the nut slot.  Try using some fshing line or floss.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 06:43:24 PM »

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=11536.0

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=11846.0
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 09:53:02 PM »

Above links point to string binding in nut.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 04:03:19 AM »

Hey yeah, that happens on my OM-03R ever so slightly.  Only a couple of months old.
I thought I was strumming too hard with a medium flat pick.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 05:06:33 AM »

Make sure the ball at the end of the string is flush with the bottom of your bridge.

Does that make sense??? :UND>
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 02:04:04 PM »

As you can see from one of the threads listed above I had this problem with my OM....I the end of the G string that I cut off and ran it back and forth through the slot a few time....this seems to have widened it up enough so that it is no longer a problem....but again I will raise the question...why is it always the G string...seems to be a recurring problem.  Perhaps the folks in the shop need to make this slot a tad wide wider?

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2006, 01:09:29 AM »

I had the same problem with the G string poping on my D-03R. The string broke at the nut and sometimes near the bridge. I don't play hard and use a light pick. My solution was to switch strings. I got away from Elixor and use a coated D'Addario. EXP11's. Long life and NO G string breaking.

Mike
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2006, 02:58:43 PM »

I have used this on a couple of guitars with string binding problems. It works real well. If you use it on a bone saddle it will slightly discolor the bone where it soaks in. It does fade in after a while.

http://www.fqms.com/GHS_Graphitall_String_Lube_-_C_P14112C2544.cfm
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