03-30-2013 04:22 PM
My bandmate owns a 1978 Peavey T-60 and has been having problems with breaking the A and D strings constantly without playing too hard. I do not know if this is an issue that T-60s are known for or if there is something wrong with the bridge. Any information about the issue would be great whether it regard the guitar specifically or the bridge in general.
03-30-2013 07:32 PM - edited 03-30-2013 07:34 PM
At what point are the strings breaking? If it's at the bridge then you may have sharp bridge saddles. I'm not familiar with that model guitar. What kind of bridge does it have?
03-30-2013 07:50 PM
03-30-2013 08:27 PM
With that T-60's mass, I think that the issue may be that it has it's own significant gravity-field, and is exerting more pull on those strings than they were designed to take.
If your bandmate does deside to alter that T-60's bridge with new saddles (the String Savers being a good choice) make sure he keeps the original parts. Although not a tremendously valuable guitar, if the right "big name" band picks-up one at a pawnshop and is seen playing it, values for that 35 year-old American-made guitar could start rising.
03-31-2013 05:40 PM
Fwiw, I think this's specific to this guitar, not a recurring problem with T-60's generally. I haven't had a prob with my T-60, and via the internet I know a batch of other T-60 owners, and have heard no continuing reports of string breakage from them.
And yup, sounds like a saddle problem.
04-01-2013 01:16 AM
yeah it's not a trem bridge. It is breaking at the saddles so it's likely thats the cause of the problem. it'll be up to him whether or not he wants to continue to deal with the issue or invest in new saddles. thanks
04-13-2013 08:50 PM