#1
Well a few days ago I bought a set of 3 D'Addario EXL120 Strings (.009 - .042) off of eBay because I thought it would save me time whenever I needed to replace strings.

Now this is the first time i've used D'Addario strings and it's because a mate told me they were good strings.

So I got them and restrung my guitar then I got the High E string, strung it up and stretched it to tighten it at the tuning peg and it snaps... So without thinking about it I restrung it with a nother string from one of the other packs and that all seemed fine until about 5 mins ago when it snapped... Now I wouldn'y say i'm too hefty with my strings and I don't understand why they're snapping. Is it just me or is this a crap pack or something.

So now I have 2 sets of useless strings as i'm going to need to use the final string from the final pack..
#2
ive neever used D'Addario's before but it could be multiple reasons

where is the string breaking at?

and i use gibson strings and i have never played with better strings
ive never broke one and i have never been able to bend a string as far with any other string set
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#3
Well the first string broke near the nut (and I can tell you the nut is not the problem because I replaced it at the same time as the new strings) and the second, oddly enough, broke at the end at the bridge, the ball on the end just came off...
#4
it sounds like bad strings
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#5
Meh well either way i'm not planning to use these string anymore. I just wasted £12 and only have one full set of strings to use with 1 incomplete one
#6
Beware of fakes from the internet.
But like the man said, Gibson Brite Wires are about the best you can buy, even if they are a bit more than other brands.
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#7
If you replaced the nut at the same time, it could very much be the problem. Just check it for any rough edges and make sure it´s slotted for the proper guage.
#8
They are relatively thin strings too... and did you get them off an authorised seller on ebay, or some random who happened to have spare strings?
#9
May i recommend Ernie Ball strings?

Since i changed from stupid Fender .08's to Ernie Ball .10's, everything has been better. They are great strings, with long life!
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#10
I'm very happy with DR strings. I use Black Beauties on my Iceman and DR rares on my Acoustic.
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#11
It was an authorized seller and the packaging looks legit so I assume they're legit..
#12
Quote by Gakbez
May i recommend Ernie Ball strings?

Since i changed from stupid Fender .08's to Ernie Ball .10's, everything has been better. They are great strings, with long life!


The Regular Slinkys? I used those beforehand and I think I might go back to them or just grab some Gibby strings
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#13
Just look very carefully for some guitar based factor that you didn´t think of. I´ve never heard of string breakage problems while tuning up with D´addario nor have I heard of the ball end slipping out.

It would suck to buy more strings only to break them also.
#14
That's the thing though, the ball end didn't exactly slip but the bit of string holding it in place snapped...
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#15
Quote by Gakbez
May i recommend Ernie Ball strings?

Since i changed from stupid Fender .08's to Ernie Ball .10's, everything has been better. They are great strings, with long life!


i don't think it's the change from fender to EB's that's produced the improvement, it's the change in gauge.

i use fender 10 - 46 and there is nothing wrong with them.
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#16
Why in God's name would you buy strings from EBay? Most music stores sell box sets and I've bought a 10 pack awhile back (D'Addario 10- 46) and got a Planet Waves tuner included in the box for under 5.00 CAD a set. I've used D'Addarios for most of my life (tried GHS, Fender, Ernie Ball etc all decent as well) and never had problems with them.
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#17
I have been using D'Addario strings since I started playing in 1995. I have never had an issue with them.

The DR strings are really good as well, but they do cost more.