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« on: December 02, 2003, 01:19:11 PM »

My Breedlove has a very hard time staying in tune on the B string. It actually has to be tuned flat to hold a 5th fret E note in pitch. This is VERY annoying. I noticed that the saddle is compensated unlike any guitar I've seen. The compensation has been cut for the D and G strings. Usually I see compensated saddles for the B string only.  Is this why it has problems?

Will a new saddle (compensated for B string only) fix this issue?  :unsure:  
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2003, 02:12:29 PM »

What guage strings are you using?Did you go heavier or liter in guage?Is the string binding at the nut?Details please?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2003, 02:22:16 PM »

I'm using 54-12 light guage strings. I will double check but I highly doubt it is binding at the nut. For now I will say no. The strings do not bend sharply towards the tuning posts. It's almost a direct straight line.  
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2003, 02:55:21 PM »

Ok lets check the harmonic's of the B string,make sure that when you fret the note it's rite on the fret.If it's bad get in touch with Breedlove,if it's good I'm not sure what to tell you.
If you've already done this you might try replacing the saddle.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2003, 03:02:00 PM »

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Thanks unclrob. I think the harmonics are right. I'll try a saddle replacement after calling Breedlove.

Is this just the nature of the beast?  My Larrivée does this too on the low E string (flat open tuning produces perfect G note). Is this fixable?
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L.R. Baggs Dual Element

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003, 06:08:00 PM »

usually it's a nut problem,I had it happen on a parker fly deluxe once.The string was binding up and seeding a tad tuwards the middle of the slot on the low E
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2003, 10:43:07 PM »

I guess I'm taking this thing in for a professional setup.
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Bone nut and saddle
Schaller nickel tuners
Ebony tuner buttons
L.R. Baggs Dual Element

2003 Larrivée OM-03R: SOLD

2003 Larrivée L-09: SOLD
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