#1
I'm having a problem with my strings. I got new Dean Markley strings two weeks ago. About a week after that, the high e broke. So naturally I just bought new strings and changed the e string. However, today the high e broke again! I have no idea why this is happening. Keep in mind that I am not doing anything unusual with the strings, and I only changed tunings once after I got the second set of strings. Also the gauge of the strings. Maybe you guys can help me figure out what is wrong.
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#2
Hmm. I use DM strings most of the time and don't have any trouble with them. Where are the strings breaking? If they're breaking at the bridge then you might have a tiny bit of rough metal there. You can hit it with steel wool or very fine wet-and-dry sandpaper and see how that helps.
#3
It isn't breaking at the bridge. The first time they broke, it snapped the way a string usually snaps when it breaks. The second time(today) was weirder. It didn't snap, but instead it just came out of the tuner. It just completley came out and when I would try to tighten it again it would just pop out again. This is especially frustrating because since it is the same string that I'm having problems with, I have to buy a whole new pack.
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#4
How well are you wrapping the strings around the tuner peg? You need at least 3 wraps to get decent tuning stability, and more for excellent grip.
#5
and as a side note. I used to have a high e string breaking, uh, issue, for lack of a better word [a wee bit too agressive in my bends = ) ] and i just went down to the local shop and bought 6 Ernie Ball .9 strings for like $.15 a piece. much cheaper than a whole new set if you just want one string.
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and as a side note. I used to have a high e string breaking, uh, issue, for lack of a better word [a wee bit too agressive in my bends = ) ] and i just went down to the local shop and bought 6 Ernie Ball .9 strings for like $.15 a piece. much cheaper than a whole new set if you just want one string.


Actually, I had the same problem for a few years and I used B strings instead of regular Es.
#7
^did using the B string instead work?
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#8
Yup. After a while I must have adjusted my playing, because I stopped breaking strings regularly, and so I went back to a standard set.