#1
Hey everyone,

I got a new tele a few weeks ago and the high e string has broken three times since then. I have read other posts like this and in all of those cases the string breaks at the bridge or pegs. Mine breaks only during bends and at the place that I bend. So it can't be sharp saddles or anything like that...and I used the same gauge strings on my last guitar and this never happened before...HELP PLEASE!!!
Thanks in advance guys
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#4
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sharp fret?


This. Maybe a burr on a fret? Or maybe you're just too strong...
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#5
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This. Maybe a burr on a fret? Or maybe you're just too strong...


lol ya thanks but I don't think it's the fret because the string only breaks when and where I bend it.
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#6
What gauge strings are you using?
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#7
Maybe you have way too much tension.

EDIT: To clarify, for example, maybe you have 13's and you're tuning them up to standard. That much tension would make it really easy to break strings when bending.

Or maybe all of your frets are sharp. Heh.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Jun 24, 2010,
#9
Usin 9s so I might need to move to 11s...I've been usin the same brand forever and never had this problem...any more?
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#11
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Usin 9s so I might need to move to 11s...I've been usin the same brand forever and never had this problem...any more?


Maybe try 10's, and try a different brand, and then see how that works. Going up in gauge would increase the tension though, and since you're only using 9's, I'm assuming that what I theorized isn't the case. Might just be bad strings.
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#12
Quote by jpnyc
So this doesn’t happen on you other guitar?



No not on the squier (ironically)
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#14
Are you stringing it right? Like, you should be turning anti-clockwise to tune up? It's happened to me before.

Not to mention, how are you bending? Is it a 2 step bend, or are you going further than just that?
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