#1
So today I got new strings and strung it up (obv) and 8 hours later the high e string snapped. Is this normal? It never happened to me before. If it was like a bass tring and it unwounded by the bridge or smth I would get it, but it snapped close to the tuners on the headstock, as shown by my amazing photographic abilites

Also, as I was stringing it (correct verb?) I noticed that part of the nut broke, and now it is all chewed up:

Can the replacement be costly?
And the final question: I recently got 0.9 strings to try them out, since I only used 0.10 (I used Ernie Ballz Blue Stringz btw) and the low e snapped, since it was old and rusty from too much chug chug. I then found a low e string and I replaced with it, but this was from an older kit, so it was 0.10. The guitar was strung like this since 2 weeks ago if I recall, and 2 days ago the high e snapped, also due to being old. I left the guitar as it was, sometimes tuning to drop d because I was afraid of screwing it up. Could the guitar neck get screwed up from this weird string scheme?
Thanks for reading this and please comprehend that I play for 2 years but I don't know alot of the most techical aspect of the guitar.
EDIT: The images are not working, don't know why, I uploaded them to Imageshack. Gonna try to upload them to another website, dunno.
EDIT2: Fixed.
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Last edited by Ometh at Jul 28, 2011,
#2
string snapping is "normal" in the loosest possible sense, if you overtightened too quickly, you need to give the strings a chance to stretch.

it won't be an expensive problem to fix at all, you can get nuts here from £3.00
http://www.axesrus.com/axeNuts.htm

and i very much doubt the guitar could mess up substantially from dropD tuning.
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#3
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string snapping is "normal" in the loosest possible sense, if you overtightened too quickly, you need to give the strings a chance to stretch.

it won't be an expensive problem to fix at all, you can get nuts here from £3.00
http://www.axesrus.com/axeNuts.htm

and i very much doubt the guitar could mess up substantially from dropD tuning.

It'a not from Drop D tuning, it's from having a 0.10 low e string with the other 5 five from a 0.9 pack. And I mean like, taking it to a store and doing it, I never even changed a pickup in my life so I don't want to **** up the only shitty guitar that I have
But thanks for the advice anyway
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#4
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So today I got new strings and strung it up (obv) and 8 hours later the high e string snapped. Is this normal? It never happened to me before.

Yes, it ocassionally happens, sometimes after even shorter time. I guess it was just 'bad' batch of strings. Sometimes you snap a string even when putting it on for first time.

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Also, as I was stringing it (correct verb?) I noticed that part of the nut broke, and now it is all chewed up:
Can the replacement be costly?

Shouldn't be too bad imo, but don't really know.

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Could the guitar neck get screwed up from this weird string scheme?

No. You can take a look and see if it's twisted but i find that highly unlikely.

edit: too late ><
#5
even still it'll be fine, there's only a couple of mm between the low e's so don't worry about it. also changing a nut is sooooo much easier than changing a pickup.
pickups involve soldering things and wires and the such, nuts just pull off, and then you put the other one on. it's a 2 minute job, as i found out in the link in my signature.

just don't do what i did and buy a nut that's thicker than the gap it goes in or you'll have to get the sandpaper and stuff out.

even if you don't feel confident doing it, taking it to a man in a shop to sort out is going to be far too expensive than buying the part yourself and either doing it yourself or getting a friend to do it.
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