#1
Hello,
I bought an epiphone les paul and the high e string has been repeatedly breaking on the high e string at the tuning peg. How can I fix this, thankyou
#3
Tuning stability requires the strings to wind around the post without overlaping, or having too many winds. Maybe you're winding the strings wrong onto the tuning post.
Pass the E string through the hole twice, then wind three or four turns around the post, snugging the strings up next to each other as they coil around the post. Do a neat job for best results.
Remember, new strings require stretching and breaking in before they will stay in tune.
#4
It's rare, but you could have a small burr in the metalwork of the tuning peg that is cutting the string- burrs are more common on the bridge. I suggest this because you say it keeps happening, but only to the one string. If so, it just requires a bit of polishing out.
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#6
I think you most likely have a burr in the e string tuning peg. its not a big deal. switch the low e and high e tuning peg because the burr wont be bad enough to break that thick of a string
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#7
Quote by shounakghosh7
I think you most likely have a burr in the e string tuning peg. its not a big deal. switch the low e and high e tuning peg because the burr wont be bad enough to break that thick of a string


That won't work on a 3x3 headstock. The tuners are different on each side. But it could be done between the high E and G string tuners.
#8
Probably simpler & better to polish the burr out, regardless- treat the disease, not the symptom.
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#9
happened to me on my Epi Wildcat... Take a low "E" string, (even the piece left over from re-stringing) and run it through the hole sawing back and forth just a few swipes. It'll knock down any burrs in the hole...

Solved my problem...
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#10
Quote by Preacher403
That won't work on a 3x3 headstock. The tuners are different on each side. But it could be done between the high E and G string tuners.

right i forgot about that. i wonder if the burr would be enough to break a g string
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#11
Quote by DanishViking
Strings break.

You really need to give us a bit more info here.



String break only if there's something wrong.
Moving on.....