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alright i have a epiphone les paul custom, use standard tuning 99% of the time, i use D'Addario blues/jazz rock strings (a .011-0.49)

my A string (5th string) keeps on breaking... i break it once a week at least.. i play heavy metal and hard rock usually if that has anything to do with it.

how can i reduce the amount of A strings i break and is there something wrong with my guitar?
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#2
Check if there are any sharp spots on the bridge or nut, that could be causing it too brek.
#3
Try to see if you got sharp saddles. And sand them down if you do. Not a whole lot, just enough to round out the sharp parts.


EDIT: ^ Beat me to it..
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Quote by Cejis33
alright i have a epiphone les paul custom, use standard tuning 99% of the time, i use D'Addario blues/jazz rock strings (a .011-0.49)

my A string (5th string) keeps on breaking... i break it once a week at least.. i play heavy metal and hard rock usually if that has anything to do with it.

how can i reduce the amount of A strings i break and is there something wrong with my guitar?



why?
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Quote by O.O Meow O.O
jazz string isnt that great for metal

Im pretty sure that the name is just a reference to the string gauge. I could be wrong, but im pretty sure. That particular set of strings is very popular among hard rock guitarist.
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ANSWER THIS IMPORTANT QUESTION NOW: which part of the string keeps breaking??

is it the area where the bridge is? the area that the nut is? or right at the end where the tuners are?
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#9
umm the string usually breaks just below the pickups, above the bridge and ya they are pretty popular in hard rock
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