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Old 01-22-2018, 03:48 PM
RockyRacc00n RockyRacc00n is offline
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Originally Posted by YamahaGuy View Post
To alleviate the problem of having too shallow (acute) an angle, which can create a sitar sound and result in not enough downward pressure of the string on the saddle to get a good tone, many times the pin holes are slotted.

I've done this to my guitars where the break angle is questionable.

So to answer your question, I would be less concerned about the string damaging the bridge and more concerned with getting the angle right to get the best tone.
I see. So it seems there is a tonal effect... not that I noticed. I was more concerned about increased cutting pressure against the bridge, which sounds like is not a concern... and in fact, it looks like this tool is made to cut into the bridge, the very thing I was worried about happening. But I don't quite understand what that slot is supposed to do?
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