Hey all,

I recently bought a Sterling JP70, which I absolutely love. It came stock with 10s, which I'm not used to (as my Strat has 9s). Within 2 days, I've snapped the high E twice while attempting a 3-semitone bend on the high E string, both times around frets 22-24. Is this a result of the thicker strings? Would reverting to 9s help? Thanks!
Were you vicious with the bend? I've never understood how people manage to snap strings - its just one of those things that has never happened to me (maybe 4 times in 8 years).

The different thickness shouldn't be an issue. I bend my strings (12s and 13s) pretty hard, but I'm gentle with my technique, if that makes sense?
RIP Tom Searle.
Did the strings snap from the same spot? Near the bridge for example? There could be a burr/sharp spot there. Luthier can file it away.

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