low E falling off TOM saddle

dbw

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When I play hard (which is almost always) my low E string tends to pop off its saddle and end up between the E and A strings' saddles.  This is a recessed Tune-O-Matic bridge.  Is there any way I can prevent this from happening without raising the bridge or deepening the slot?  Will widening it help?  (Its a .054 or a .056, can't remember off the top of my head.)

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Edit: It just occurred to me that I could raise the bridge AND deepen the slot, so it won't affect the action... what do you guys think?
 

-CB-

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the amount you need to deepen the slot is miniscule, you wont need to raise the bridge

A V shaped file will do it with one fairly light pass.  THe Warmoth TOMs have sort of "starter" slots, and each one needs a little light pass to get the strings in place and not moving.  Go light on that slot~
 
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