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    Paradigm string let go 5 songs in.

    Brand new paradigm string let go tonight 5 songs in. Not impressed guys, this one broke at the tuner end.
    On top of that the string looked tarnished straight out of the box as per the strings these replaced.




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    Steevo- email the EB CS guys on Monday and let them take care of you.

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    always good to post on an international forum first customer service an after thought Sorry for the mishap we will make it right
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    Delete the thread if you see fit, no issue with that


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    I've ordered two sets of hybrid 9 cobalts today, gonna stick with these for the time being.


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    When a string breaks at the tuner, have a close look at the edge of the string hole on the tuning post (use a magnifying glass, jeweller's loop or digital camera with macro function). If the edge looks rough and ragged it'll cut any string. (When the string breaks depends on the angle between the string hole bore and the string going toward the nut, so it may seem random or intermittent and it's easy to blame the string).

    To fix, take a small piece of sand paper, the length of a toothpick, about half as wide as it is long. Roll it up really tight and then rub it lightly horizontally across the front of the string hole until the rough edges soften or vanish. I like to use 600 grit and finish with 1200 grit. It'll only take a few minutes to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    When a string breaks at the tuner, have a close look at the edge of the string hole on the tuning post (use a magnifying glass, jeweller's loop or digital camera with macro function). If the edge looks rough and ragged it'll cut any string. (When the string breaks depends on the angle between the string hole bore and the string going toward the nut, so it may seem random or intermittent and it's easy to blame the string).

    To fix, take a small piece of sand paper, the length of a toothpick, about half as wide as it is long. Roll it up really tight and then rub it lightly horizontally across the front of the string hole until the rough edges soften or vanish. I like to use 600 grit and finish with 1200 grit. It'll only take a few minutes to do.

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    I see where you're coming from and I will check very closely that there are no rough edges. I've had no issues as yet with a tuner on my silo but there's a first time for everything. I loved the paradigms in terms of sound and feel but for now I'm gonna go back to the cobalts and take it from there.


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