#1
im using .009-.42 ernie ball super slinky strings on the kirk hammet sig. series and the high E string keep breaking between the 12-19th frets. Ive been playin the seize the day solo which has pretty high bends, does it keep breaking because of the bending? or why are they breaking becuase this is the 3rd on that has broken, the first 2 strings were DR tight fit strings.
#2
you may have some rough points on your frets
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#3
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you may have some rough points on your frets


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Put some cardboard or something between the frets to protect the wood. Maybe even just some painters masking tape..

Then use some steel wool to polish the frets..

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#4
it is prolly cause the bends. a trick that sometimes works is when you put new string on is the over tune them just a little bit and let them sit overnight which causes them to stretch out a little. you could also change to regular slinkys.
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#6
i would have thought it were something to do with rough frets
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#7
the strings aren't the problem. i used to use 9's (EB super slinkies specifically) and they never broke on me because of a bend, and i used to do some really large bends (2&1/2 to 3&1/2 steps). so the string gauges arent the problem.
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#8
It could be the bridge.
If you have a hardtail the saddles on the bridge could be really sharp and you might need them sanded down.
#9
^If it was the bridge the strings would be snapping at the bridge, not a foot away.

The problem is the frets. Can you see any visible wear from frets 12-19?
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#10
^well idk, maybe he was confused when it said it.
I thought he meant that the strings broke when he was playing between the 12th-19th frets.

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#11
the guitar the fairly new so their isnt any wear or rough edges on the frets. Ill try streching the strings and see how it works, thanks for all the advice.
#12
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the guitar the fairly new so their isnt any wear or rough edges on the frets. Ill try streching the strings and see how it works, thanks for all the advice.

not rough edges on the frets, rough frets in general.
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#13
1. i dont buy EBs because they break on me.

2. line up where the string breaks and check for a problem there.

3. i wouldnt polish frets without knowing exactly what you're doing.
i've seen guys mess up their whole board.
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#14
Just go up to .10s' or .10-.46s, the strings are much more durable.

Check your intonation as well. Bad intonation tends to lead to shorter string life, for whatever reason.
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Check your intonation as well. Bad intonation tends to lead to shorter string life, for whatever reason.



nah, not going to be a factor.
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