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High E string popping out of nut

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mannish, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. mannish

    mannish Member

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    On the guitar I used for slide the high E pops out a lot when I play hard with finger picks - any tips on keeping it in the nut

    I need to fix it NOW
    thanks
     
  2. SMark

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    A string tree maybe? Does it have an angled headstock or straight?
     
  3. SteveO

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    It probably doesn't have enough downward angle coming off the backside of the nut. If the headstock is a 3+3 style (Les Paul, PRS,etc), giving the string more wraps around the peg will keep it down pretty well. On inline style headstocks (Fender,etc), the string has to travel a ways before getting to the peg, which is why that style often has a string tree to keep enough downward pressure over the nut. Sometimes extra wraps will do it on Fender-style headstocks, but not always.
     
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  5. mannish

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    yep after I posted I looked and what the heck was i thinking tree was way too far back - wasn't really problem until I changed it to slide
    thanks
     

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