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  • which way does the saddle go on a yamaha acoustic

    Model is yamaha fg720s
    I am restringing and the saddle fell out
    My only internet right now is on a crappy blackberry
    I tried to pull up pics of this model and its not working so this is the only way I can get my question answered...

    The saddle has a notch for either the b string or the a string. One edge of the saddle is higher than the other

    Thanks in advance for the help!

  • #2
    Higher end on the bass side unless Yamahas are different that any other guitar I've seen.

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    • #3
      And saddle notch on the b string ...
      "Plunk your Magic Twanger, Froggy". Andy Devine

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      • #4
        Skinny flat side down.

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        • #5
          Notch on the b string...that's what I needed...thank u. Other. 2 gius thanks for posting but...the saddle doesn't have a low or high side...it is symetrical...skinny flat side down doesn't make sense either...but I appreciat

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          • #6
            If your saddle fell out during a string change, you'd probably benefit from a new saddle that properly fits.
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            • #7
              Notch on the b string...that's what I needed...thank u. Other. 2 gius thanks for posting but...the saddle doesn't have a low or high side...it is symetrical...skinny flat side down doesn't make sense either...but I appreciat

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              • #8
                Thanks guys. I put on a set of light daddarios. They are brass. They make a ton of noise when I play barre chords and move them around. I have until tues night, which is the night of the gig. What can I do to make these strings less noisy? Rub something onthem? Thank u

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                • #9
                  If your saddle fell out during a string change, you'd probably benefit from a new saddle that properly fits.


                  Yup it's already on my list of stuff to do....

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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys. I put on a set of light daddarios. They are brass. They make a ton of noise when I play barre chords and move them around. I have until tues night, which is the night of the gig. What can I do to make these strings less noisy? Rub something onthem? Thank u


                    Play them...a lot.
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                    • #11
                      Get coated strings. Exilir Polys are the quietest strings I've played so far. But they feel soapy. I prefer EXP's - still coated but not as bad as Elixirs.
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                      • #12
                        Get coated strings. Exilir Polys are the quietest strings I've played so far. But they feel soapy. I prefer EXP's - still coated but not as bad as Elixirs.


                        Or Elixer Nanos (less coating than polys)
                        Bob.
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                        • #13
                          Skinny flat side down.


                          lol
                          Bob.
                          Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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                          • #14
                            The show is in 24 hrs. Buy new strings doesn't really help me for the show. How about rubbing a clean dark towel on the strings?

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                            • #15
                              The show is in 24 hrs. Buy new strings doesn't really help me for the show. How about rubbing a clean dark towel on the strings?


                              Coated strings would, another vote for Elixir Nanos Phos/ Bronze.

                              Other than that rubbing them with the oil from your hands might help.
                              "Plunk your Magic Twanger, Froggy". Andy Devine

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