what do you mean by it uncoils at the bridge?
do you have a floyd rose, and if so what tuning are you using?
This happens on my old guitar, a ibanez rg with a floyd rose, as well. i am quite positive im not puting the string on wrong, and im tuned to e standard.
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you might have a slightly sharp bridge which is only damaging the winding layer

This is probably it. It never completely comes off so i always have to unwind the string to change it. I have a standard bridge, looks like this
There's a burr on the saddle. easiest way to fix it? replace the saddle(s). Almost as easy and cheaper? sand it/them with VERY high grit sand paper in the spot where the burr(s) is/are.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
It's prolly a burr in the saddle. My sg had one in the d string saddle kept snappen em

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It doesn't completely snap because it's a wound string. You should do what oneblackened suggested. If it continues to happen then maybe your playing a little too aggressively, another option is to cut a tiny piece of plastic electrical wire insulation that fits snug over and around the low e and slide it down to the saddle or bridge plate where it's breaking.
Last edited by Jammy Pige at Aug 10, 2010,
What size string are you using?
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When this was happening on my Strat it was either me playing too hard on too light gauge strings. One thing that did help though was rubbing some lead (from a lead pencil) into the saddles. Worked a treat with some heavier gauge strings. =D
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