Well, today, on my mom's Martin acoustic, I broke the third string (yes, the G string). It's really starting to piss me off because I and my mom keep breaking strings like every week now. But the thing that didn't make sense is that I downtuned the string
Now I understand that the release of tension is harmful to the neck, but does the same go for strings?

EDIT: Sorry, I'm a ****ing idiot, I accidentally posted this in the wrong forum. Please forgive my mistake. I guess the same problem goes for electric guitar too, so I guess it's not a huge deal.
Last edited by food1010 at Nov 24, 2008,
It happened right at the nut. My theory is the nut cut it. I've heard of that happening. Can anyone back up that theory?