low E falling off TOM saddle


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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.)


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?
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~