#1
Ok im getting frustrated with this situation. Everytime I put on a new set of strings, the high E string breaks about 1 day or two later right about 1 or 2 cm below the tuning peg EVERYTIME I CHANGE THIS STRING!!!! This only happens when I tune my guitar, usually not when im playing. I tune anywhere from Drop B to E Standard, so I imagine the string cant take being wound and unwound around the peg therefore it keeps breaking, so Im thinking of going up in a gauge. I currently use Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms (10-13-17-30-42-52) and Im thinking of getting some D'Addario Medium Top/Heavy Bottoms (11-14-18-30-42-52). Do you think that thickness might solve my problem or do I have to go higher? Btw my guitar is a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser, this problem also occurs with my B.C Rich Warlock at about the same spot under the high E. Help is appreciated.
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#2
is it breaking at a sharp spot? is the tuner sharp?
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#3
I previously had this problem with one of my guitars. Thing is that guitar had locking tuners, which I believe had something to do with it... I don't think the C-1 Hellraiser has those, but maybe check the runing peg for any damage or sharp metal edges.
#4
it doesnt have any sharp edges, and the ones that did i filed down...

edit: it happened on two different guitars in the exact same spot, one has schaller tuners which are fairly new i just put them on and the other one grover. This is ironic they both at the exact same spot...
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#5
i didnt notice you said both guitars.

personally i dont like EBs because they break.

some guys like them tho.
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#6
thats why im thinking of going back to D'Addarios, never had this problem with them...
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#7
Use Dean Markleys. They kick ass
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#8
Thanks for everyones help... Ill just buy a diff brand then ernie ball and thicker ones too, and hope for the damn best...

edit: seriously, I understand tuning from Drop B to E standard all the time is hell for the string, but it should be made to withstand that, im not seeing that with ernie balls///
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#9
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edit: seriously, I understand tuning from Drop B to E standard all the time is hell for the string, but it should be made to withstand that, im not seeing that with ernie balls///

Lulz, I tune from open A to drop Bb all the time with DR's, and the only time I really break them is when they're rusty.

Dean Markley's are good too.
#10
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Lulz, I tune from open A to drop Bb all the time with DR's, and the only time I really break them is when they're rusty.

Dean Markley's are good too.


thats what im saying, i think ernie balls just suck ass...
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#11
Meh I've never had a trouble with Ernies
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