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New Tele bridge issue

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by davidP7, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. davidP7

    davidP7 TDPRI Member

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    Hi All--
    New here. Just bought a new MIM Special Edition Butterscotch Blond and like it a lot. One thing though -- the G string pops out of its groove in the nut when I bend it up close to the nut. It pops right back in after the bend, but still... I'm wondering whether this is a relatively easy fix or maybe I should just return the guitar??? (I still have about a month in which to do so) I haven't had it set up yet, so maybe a tech might simply file down the notch a bit when I get the setup done?
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy and welcome.
    Perhaps you could replace the string and wind the new string farther down the post/shaft?
    In other words, use more string length on the new string.
    If that doesn’t remedy the problem, it might merit a trip to the shop.
     
  3. myteleplaysjazz

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    Welcome to the fray.
    Sounds like the nut wasn't quite cut right. Should be an easy fix for a qualified tech.
     
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  4. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard from Sunny Arizona!!
    Yes- more “string break” could help (winding further down on tuningpost).

    I would NOT try to file the nut yourself if you don’t have experience with that yet!

    let us know!! Oh- post pics!!
     
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  5. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I agree with the posts above. It could be as easy as more winds on the tuner to get the string "lower" for more of a break angle. Maybe a new nut - also not expensive. Or maybe you just need an additional string tree? Or it could be something else entirely.

    Pictures would help.

    Welcome.
     
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  6. Wulf

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    sounds like a combination of 2 things...nut slot a little shallow and as mentioned a lack of down pressure behind the nut.
    if the action at that end is low its a bit risky trying to deepen that strings slot...it may decide to buzz like a wasp with a migraine...more wraps on post for downpressure...as suggested is a great way to start from...as is an extra string tree.
    if that fails a new nut would be your best bet...try getting in touch with supplier
    it seems another case of supplying goods that just are not right...if it was a car...a motorcycle or a kitchen appliance your phone would no doubt be redhot from ringing to complain...yet no one does that regarding a new guitar with a fault...thats why they get away with it
    Take it to the shop you got it from...they should fix it free n gratis if you kick up enough of a song and dance
    no excuse for shoddy goods...its wrong
     
  7. FenderGuy53

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    Don't throw the baby out with the bath water! All the prior feedback is right on the money. Start with the easiest (more windings on the string post, a shorter string tree); if those don't work, then take it to someone who knows what he's doing.
     
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    brookdalebill's idea might work but I'd take it back for a set up and they'd probably fix that as part of the set up. For free I would hope.
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Take it in and get it set-up properly. Yes, there are things you can do to keep the string from popping out, but you haven't cured the problem - just addressed the symptoms. It's a new guitar - get it set up properly!
     
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    Welcome to the fold! We need guitar pics to validate your membership.

    Sb
     
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    Welcome
     
  13. davidP7

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    i got it this time..
     
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