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Old 03-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Guitar Help

I know it's kinda off-topic.

I'm changing my electric guitar strings, and there's one string that is like trapped in the bridge and i can't push it down to take it off.

Taking it off the neck is pretty easy but they're like trapped and i can't push them down to take it off the guitar.

Thank you.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't quite picture what your trying to explain. Wow .. thats never happened to me before, as far as I remember anyway.

Sounds like it should be easy to correct.

Maybe post a picture or try describing the problem in better detail?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I know what you mean but I kinda need more details. Have you cut the string leaving only a small section stuck in the bridge? Is there anykind of back plate to the guitar?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What kind of bridge is it? Hard tail, or Trem?
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Trapped in the bridge, is it a string through?
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OP here, i actually already fixed the problem.

I'm from Argentina and i don't speak good english but ima try to explain it:

The strings have 2 endings, one with a little ball, and the other is plane.
Well, the ball is the mechanism that is used to don't let the string "escape" in a normal way.
But when you have to remove a string to replace them, you push the string in the direction that i actually entered. OK: the problem was that when i pushed the string to remove it, the string didn't remove, the ball was like "glued" to the bridge. I already got a little piece of thin metal and remove the balls with some force.

Thank you all for the help!!!
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