#1
Why does my high e string keep breaking. I know its pretty common but I just bought my string last week and it broke for the 5th time. I don't know if I'm bending too hard or anything but how do I stop this?
#6
Heavier strings and re-string it correctly. Where is it breaking at?
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#7
If I use heavy strings does that mean I can bend less? I'm looking for light and easy to bend strings. And all strings broke during bending. I'm also using a pick by Act One.
Last edited by Jpboy1994 at Aug 4, 2009,
#8
Like I said, where is it breaking at?
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#9
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Like I said, where is it breaking at?


Yea, we need to know. If its at the bridge then you probably have a rough saddle that is wearing the string to the breaking point.
#10
If the breaking is near the bridge, you've got yourself a sharp spot in your bridge. Take very, very light sandpaper, and wipe down the part where the string comes in contact with the bridge.
#11
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I don't know if I'm bending too hard or anything


how far are you bending and is it snapping when you are bending/releasing , because if its snapping during a bend or when you release then yes you are bending to far/hard. have you restung it properly and yer it might have something to do with you pick.

edit :damn my slow typing, what size is the pick small , medium large, XL, or 0.whatever
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#12
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how far are you bending and is it snapping when you are bending/releasing , because if its snapping during a bend or when you release then yes you are bending to far/hard. have you restung it properly and yer it might have something to do with you pick


Do you know how hard it is to break a string by bending it? Go ahead and try. Its not that. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the pick.
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#14
All I know is that it broke when I did a full bend with four of my fingers on around the 12th fret. Thats where the two parts of the string is broken
#15
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stop buying ****ty strings


I rarely see strings break because they are "****ty". If anything I only broke strings because they were very worn out or my strumming was too hard. I took out an A string this way in under ten minutes of restringing my guitar, That was a while back though.

OP, We need to know where it is breaking. Also, What kind of a guitar do you have and how are the tuners? Do they have backlash?

Edit: OK, Maybe the frets on your guitar weren't filed down properly. How far did you bend the High E though?
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#16
buy decent Strings.

D´addarios .13 wont break for years, promise.

Or a new Nut that isnt made from a String cutting material?


edit:****ty strings DO break easily
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#17
Also, just check that your string the guitar the right way, like your turning the tuner the right way. I was wondering why my high E was snapping, and that was it.

EDIT: And that was snapping at the bridge as well. Just to say.
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