#1
So i was playing an epic bend on the high e-string when there was a snapping sound and the string went very loose. At first i thought i had broken the string, but when i checked the string was intact and just very slack. After i tuned it back up i noticed that the e-string bended slightly easier and sounded louder and clearer.
What just happened?
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#2
Might have been cut some slack where it has that loop that stops it from shooting through your guitar.
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Might have been cut some slack where it has that loop that stops it from shooting through your guitar.

Probably ur best answer it may have been caught on something


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Might have been cut some slack where it has that loop that stops it from shooting through your guitar.

if so. then you fail
#5
Another thing that might have happened is u just broke half the string. Its happen to me B4 unstring it then check ur string for anything wrong with it
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Might have been cut some slack where it has that loop that stops it from shooting through your guitar.


TC, the same thing happened to me before and I determined it was this. It's really weird, I was like, "**** I broke a... Wait... What?" It took me the longest time to figure it out but that's the only real possible solution I could come up with.
#8
The only thing I can think of is that the Ball end of the string got caught on the inside of the bridge, not puleed all of the way through, and your bend pulled it loose.
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Another thing that might have happened is u just broke half the string. Its happen to me B4 unstring it then check ur string for anything wrong with it

Broke half the string?! What you been smoking?
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On guitars where the strings go through the body (Strats, etc), sometimes when you string it, the ball gets stuck halfway up the shaft. The bend might have made it come unstuck.

If this is the kind of guitar you have then this is probably what happened. Has happened many a time on my silvertone.
#13
It was probably just caught in the nut.
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#14
Check both sides of the string, bridge end and neck end, you might notice that the string looks thinner on one of the ends significantly, sometimes they just pop out or break towards the ends, happens once and a while to me, might happen to me more often because I'm a tremolo bum, lol.
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#15
i think it has something to do with the winding at the ball end coming loose if i remember correctly. i've had this happen to me many times before. as soon as i start winding up the string (i do it slowly and carelfully BTW) it snaps and slaps me in the face.

you'd think that by having this happen to me frequently i would have learned my lesson by now but i still haven't
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#16
This happened to me when I just got my new strings. It just unwinded from the top because it wasn't wrapped around enough. Also if you have a strat the ball thing on the end might have been caught when the string was going in.
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#17
.....it happens. it scares me too.

"finally i restringed my guitar"
*twangy snap noise*
"FFFAAARRRK!, oh.... it still works, lucky, its my last g-string"
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#18
sounds like the tuning machine may have slipped to me. might want to check that by pulling on the string with your pick hand. if the tuning machine is the culprit, time for some locking tuners.
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Another thing that might have happened is u just broke half the string. Its happen to me B4 unstring it then check ur string for anything wrong with it


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.....it happens. it scares me too.

"finally i restringed my guitar"
*twangy snap noise*
"FFFAAARRRK!, oh.... it still works, lucky, its my last g-string"


Were you attempting to finger A minor?

CONTRIBUTION EDIT: Yeah, the ball end probably just slipped up. Everything should be fine, you just gotta retune it. Its happened to my friend before.
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#21
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It was probably just caught in the nut.


The high E string?

I guess it would help if we knew what kind of guitar he was talking about - but I'd say the string was overlapping itself on the machine head and just "slipped" down off of the string directly onto the machine head.

Or as was mentioned above, the ball could have been improperly seated.
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