#1
So I replaced all of my strings a day or two before a show I had to play. That was a week ago. Since then, I've broken two strings. Lately I've found myself replacing my strings every three weeks because they just keep breaking. Why is this happening? I don't play half as hard as a lot of other people, and I only play in standard tuning. I use Ernie Ball 9's. I'm thinking it maybe has something to do with the cold weather? Anyways, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#2
i use hybrids, slighlty heavier bass side, but that doesnt really help

make sure there's no notches in your pick or in the bridge saddles
#3
ernie ball's always did that to me even when i used 10's, also once i had a sharp groove in a saddle that kept breaking my high e string, you may wanna check where the srting is breaking at.
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#4
where they are breaking if they are breaking on bridge you will need to check out if everything is right with saddle, my bassist had problems too with E string and he replaced saddle and now everything is ok.
#5
Are they breaking at one particular place (bridge/nut)?
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#7
Check the saddles, if they're worn down or sharpened through wear and tear that can cause strings to break

Although, I tried Ernie Ball strings for a month or so and they broke a lot. I've never broken a string when using Elixir's
#8
get d'adarios and check your saddles.
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#9
get some D'addarios 9's or 10's there cheap and last long I'm still using the same pair of strings for over 3 months and they still sound great just remember to wipe your strings every now and then to make them last longer.
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#12
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What guitar do you have? If it's a TOM, get anything with the Graphtech String Savers. They basically do what you think they do. If it's a Fender-style trem, just go out and buy the saddles. If it's a floyd... you're screwed.
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#13
Where is it breaking? What gauge? What picks? What are you wearing?
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#14
Recommending switching string brands to fix his problem just because you're preferential to that brand is just retarded. His problem is most likely in his bridge. Especially if it's a tune--o-matic style. Those can turn into string eaters quite easily. The best fix I have found is GraphTech saddles. I haven't broken a string on my ibanez since i got the string saver saddles over a year ago. I'm putting them on my Les Paul as soon as Im done rewiring it.
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