#1
Ok i've broken it 3 times in the last 4 days.

Wtf is wrong?
I play hard but not that hard.
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#2
get thicker strings
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#3
Where is it breaking on the string? Is it near the nut, the saddle or in the middle somewhere?

Nut or saddle??? could be a "sharp" spot there, but that's a bit unusual on an acoustic... unless your nut slot is too tight... ???

If its snapping anywhere else, its either you or you might have a rough spot on a fret and need a fret dressing. Look around the area where the break is happening and you should be able to figure it out yourself.
#4
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Where is it breaking on the string? Is it near the nut, the saddle or in the middle somewhere?

Nut or saddle??? could be a "sharp" spot there, but that's a bit unusual on an acoustic... unless your nut slot is too tight... ???

If its snapping anywhere else, its either you or you might have a rough spot on a fret and need a fret dressing. Look around the area where the break is happening and you should be able to figure it out yourself.


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#5
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If you have ever seen JMAG's old avatar, reffer to it.

As for me, I've been playing for almost 9 months now, and I've never broken a string. Is that a good or a bad thing?
#6
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As for me, I've been playing for almost 9 months now, and I've never broken a string. Is that a good or a bad thing?



It is a normal thing for people just starting
#7
try to properly change your strings, there are little tricks that i use to keep em from breaking.
1. Cut the excess string off before hand with a wire cutter. I use this trick to figure out where i'm cutting. String the entire string through tightly, all the way. Now let go of the string and let it naturally curve out, taking about 5 inches of extra. Now go abot 3 inches above the nut, and cut right there. That should be plenty of string for you to mess around with with alternate tunning.
2. Make sure that you don't twist and turn your string. often with the E string, new players bang it with penny "picks", do a horrible job of winding the thing up, or pull the string too much. A little dent in the string, even from a penny pick, would make a stress point, which would break if you stressed it. Try to make a clean string change, simply string through, cut here, wound nice ly and slowly, and don'[t be an idiot and tune ur e stringh all the way up to the high d, ur just going to break it.
String thickiness shouldn't matter, unless someone messed with your guitars action, which it doens't because it's an acoustic. How ever, thicker strings are a possibility

hope that helps
#8
Possibly your pick is too heavy - I broke 2 strings in one night before changing to a less thick pick - haven't broken one since.
#9
What kind of strings? Elixers consistantly broke at different places on the G string. This among other reasons are why I will never buy them again. Any other string no problem at all.

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What kind of strings? Elixers consistantly broke at different places on the G string. This among other reasons are why I will never buy them again. Any other string no problem at all.

Bry


You mean the coil around the center of the string breaks off in some points?
Happened to me, that string actually lasted a month though. hah.
After that string this stuff started.
Breaks near the bridge.
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#11
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Possibly your pick is too heavy - I broke 2 strings in one night before changing to a less thick pick - haven't broken one since.


1.14 mm is perfect.

If i use mediums i break the picks in the middle of a song.
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#12
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If you have ever seen JMAG's old avatar, reffer to it.

As for me, I've been playing for almost 9 months now, and I've never broken a string. Is that a good or a bad thing?



I broke a string in my first like month.
Then i didnt break one for a while.

Thats good, Save you money and time and embarressment on stage.
I'd say change the strings every month though, especially if they look rusted.

When you start you normally arent as intense about it.
When i hit one year of playing i started doing at least 5 hours a day of practice.

Now sometimes i dont play in a day, sometimes i'll do 5 hours a day. I dont really practice, i just play. Every so often i'll improvise though.
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#13
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If i use mediums i break the picks in the middle of a song.


...that's so weird, haha. What brand do you use? I've worn my picks out but never have broke them. I just misplace them, lol.

If you are breaking picks... and strings.. that easily.. I suggest teaching yourself not to use so much force. But that is just what I would do if I found them breaking that easy.
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#14
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...that's so weird, haha. What brand do you use? I've worn my picks out but never have broke them. I just misplace them, lol.

If you are breaking picks... and strings.. that easily.. I suggest teaching yourself not to use so much force. But that is just what I would do if I found them breaking that easy.



Either fender or guitar center mediums.
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#15
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You mean the coil around the center of the string breaks off in some points?
Happened to me, that string actually lasted a month though. hah.
After that string this stuff started.
Breaks near the bridge.


Nope entire string breaks clean. What I was saying is that it has happened many times, each time in a different location, trying to show it was the strings fault.

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#16
My G string is always breaking and it's always clicking whenever I tune it, but that was because of the angle of the nut. I just put a little of pencil graphite on it and it doesn't squeak or click anymore.
#17
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If you have ever seen JMAG's old avatar, reffer to it.

As for me, I've been playing for almost 9 months now, and I've never broken a string. Is that a good or a bad thing?




the problem could be one of four things
1 - your strings aren't think enough- experiment with different brands and gauges of strings

2 - your pick is too thick- again, experiment with different picks to find your favorite. Me, I use green dunlop tortexes

3 - Your guitar- like SD said, check the nut on your guitar, see that it isnt sharp or anything, and check your frets and bridge too.

4 - You're playing too hard. Ease up!
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#18
I had that problem as well. It'll go away with time.
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#19
The g-string is probably the most commonly broken string on the acoustic guitar. I'd suggest you use Martin medium strings. Also, it depends on how hard you hit the strings when you strum.


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I once broke a G-String while fingering a minor.



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I once broke a G-String while fingering an A minor.

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#23
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I once broke a G-String while fingering a minor.


saw that one coming
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#24
mmhmm. I thought this was a joke thread until reading the first posts.
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#25
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It is a normal thing for people just starting

Actually I found it the other way around when i first started I broke a ton of strings, now I dont think i've broken one for about 6 or 7 months.