#1
So my ernies (high e) just snapped...

after 1 week

right at the tuner... So wtf? how can i fix this, new brand?

I have a strat, and was using 9s, in Eb
#3
I have been using ernie balls for a couple of years and they are great in my opinion. What Saint said, try bigger strings.
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#4
Quote by Saint78
thicker strings


If he was only in Eb, he probably doesn't need thicker strings, unless you hit the strings hard when playing.

I use Ernie Ball 10 gauge strings in drop C and haven't had any problems. Maybe you just got a lemon set.
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#5
i normally use EB .10s for E standard. try those out
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#6
I'd use 10's for Eb tuning.. :P And for E standard tuning too. But I use D standard and drop C tunings.. 11-52 Dean Markley Blue Steels and Skull Strings have worked well for that stuff
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#7
I use power slinkys for drop C, and I've never broken one. Try the power slinkys, they're a bit thick though.
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#8
same just like you .. mine snapped after 5 days.. so i returned to use D'addario EXL120
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#9
I've used ernie balls for like, 5 years...never had them break so soon on me.
Maybe you're picking ridiculously hard, or you just got a dud set.

EDIT: Or when you're asleep gremlins are slowly filing through each of your strings to try and scare you.
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#10
thicker strings is not the solution.

check the tuner pegs, see if there are any sharp edges in the machine head hole, that can cause snaps.
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#12
Where did they break?
If it was at the saddle, check the saddle for sharp points.
If it was at the tuner, again, check the tuner for sharp edges.
#13
Exact same thing happened to me with my 10-52's. After 2 weeks the high E snapped right at the tuner. I was tuning up from Eb to E at the time so , I was using a Strat.
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#14
Quote by littlephil
Where did they break?
If it was at the saddle, check the saddle for sharp points.
If it was at the tuner, again, check the tuner for sharp edges.


this.

i've been using ernie ball strings for close to ten years now and not once has that ever happened to me. and ive gone from hybrids to regulars and finally ive settled on beefy.
#15
Does it make a difference that i used the "knot" method for restringing?

And i have really sweaty hands in the spring-fall seasons lolol
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#16
Quote by Tango616
thicker strings is not the solution.

check the tuner pegs, see if there are any sharp edges in the machine head hole, that can cause snaps.

This.
I use Ernie Ball 9's in Eb, the set on my pacer have been on a couple of month and i'm going to replace them next week. (Just because they are a bit rusty now and my bands first gig is in 2 weeks and i want to wear the new strings in).
#17
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