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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    When I bought the guitar I had planned to change to a six-saddle bridge, but there were no aftermarket bridges that fit… that was a couple of years ago so maybe I’ll have another look…
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    I'm fairly careful with keeping strings and hands clean (definitely more than a lot of people!). I did play two shows this week with uncoated strings though, and they're already sounding a bit dead... I've read that the American Pro bridge has a weird break angle. I didn't really understand...
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    Unfortunately we don't have another intense run of shows planned until Feb/March time next year now, but if I'm still breaking them in between now and then I know it's definitely a problem ;)
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    To be fair, as a support band or for the city festivals we’re playing, sets are usually only 30 or so mins long. But yep, it seems the general consensus is that while the coated strings I generally use might still be sounding reasonable, they are probably still mechanically wearing and then...
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    Kind of related (and not to derail the thread too much), but I highly recommend the D’addario NYXL or XT strings at the moment. I am sometimes a sweaty player and a set of uncoated EB’s or D’addarios will be dead after 2 or 3 shows max. The above still sound pretty good to me after several...
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    Thanks all. This is the first run of very regular gigs I’ve been on (band has just started getting some decent tours in with numerous consecutive nights). Usually I’d change after every 3 or so shows as we often only had a few in a row and I could feel them dying a bit but couldn’t find the...
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    Thanks for this, how fine are we talking?! Might grab a couple… Cheers. The break is definitely at the saddle - the USB microscope is a good shout, I’ll take a look. definitely not!
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    Help! American Pro Tele Snapping Strings

    I relatively recently (last couple of years) started playing an American Professional (2018) telecaster as my main guitar, strung with 11's (either NYXL or Elixirs, usually). Since then, I've snapped the D string (which is obviously quite unusual, although my band have a lot of songs that are...
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    NGD: Harley Benton DC Jr.

    I've wanted a double cut LP pretty much since I started playing guitar around 19 years ago. Finally, I might be able to get one - and I love the idea of the P90. I know everyone is saying that the stock pickup is fine, but I would also consider replacing - even if just for snobbery...
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    Full size or HB size P90 in American Professional Tele

    I've had an American Pro tele for about a year now. While I like it, I just can't quite get the balance right between the bridge and neck pickups. The bridge is a little hot, or if I drop it down it becomes too thin. It's also a little harsh at times, but that seems to be the tele vibe. I'd...
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    American Professional Bridge Replacement

    All, This is somewhat similar to this thread: http://www.tdpri.com/threads/american-professional-bridge.691326/ but I couldn't find the info. I was after in there. I want to change my saddles to a set of graphtech, or similar. Partly for intonation and partly because I've snapped a few strings...




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