Brass Saddle Filing On Apollo Bridge

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Managed to get some higher gauge strings in but the 6th string has popped out of place during heavy palm muting. Apollo says they just file these a bit to get the larger gauges in.

So I am looking for advice on file type recommendation to file out the brass saddle slot a bit and any tips when working on a saddle slot that looks like these, kind of triangular in both directions.

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Yeah pretty sure that's not how it works

Try a smaller string wrapped in sandpaper

And you only need to widen the center, not recut the hourglass
 

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Triangular needle file will do you well, just run the file straight across the top to widen the groove and lower the string.
 

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Thanks!

Another issue related to the Apollo headless from a second Harley Benton that arrived today. This one has two nut slots that I noticed are off center from their headpieces, 2nd and 4th string, see picture. Is this a fix by file or does this need a new nut?
 

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If you don't have problems with strings coming out of the slots I'd just leave it, I had a Strandberg with the same deal and it's way more of a pain to fix than to let it be IMO.
 


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