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I have a Fender Standard Strat. The guitar is about 4 months old.

It was all cool up until the beginning of this month. The High E String has broken twice after being replaced with a Brand new Earnie Ball 9 Guage. I have read other forms about this problem but was still unsure.

The guitar originally came with 9 guage but about a couple weeks later i changed it to 10 guage and at the beginning of this month when two of the strings broke I started changing them to 9 guage again except the E string's being a SOB.

First time it broke, it broke around the first pickup. This time around, it broke at the bridge right at the saddle.

Real Question:

What do you think is the problem, Is it because half the strings are in higher guage and which prolly is putting up a lot of tension even while the string is tuned at standard E?

OR

Is it because I'm using a Metal Pick since this month started? (Yes, I'm using a metal pick, was using Stubby ones before but I play Rock n Roll, so Metal's much better. Soft picks break every second day cuz I play for a really long time)

Lubricants won't help cuz the guitar's new and there's no rough spot, neither on the bridge nor on the pegs.
Last edited by micnvm at Nov 27, 2015,