#1
How do i make a high e-string last longer? It might be my picking, or the fact i dont clean my strings, or the gauge might have been too low last time, but my last one didnt last a week? I've been through about 6 in a year and a half.

Is this normal?
#2
change to a lower gauge, or adjust ur trus rod and you bridge to take strain off of it. And dont worry if ur going through 6 in a year and a half. Thats quite good, I go through bout 15 in a year lol
#3
I think my gauge at the moment is about 11? i dont think they come much thicker unless i use a b-string? and my bridge is as low as it'll go without the strings touching the frets - is that how i want it?
#4
you probably just have a sharp edge on that saddle. u can try to file it smooth or add a little oil. if that doesnt work u can swap the saddle.

for more info post type of guitar and where the string is breaking.
Jenneh

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#6
I change strings twice a month (not because they break, but still..) so I'd say 6 in a year and a half isn't bad at all.
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#7
yeah it's probably breaking near your trem thingie where your strings go down xD , I read in a magazine it might be sharp or 'pointy' :p that could also be the problem (i had that, actually still have) , :p
#8
^ they need to be changed but shouldnt be breaking. i hardly ever break a string.

he should check for a rough spot.
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#9
Well what I'm saying is, you'll break strings eventually regardless of how good your guitar is setup... Especially if you play much/actively, they'll wear down overtime. And 6 strings over 18 months is roughly 3 months for each string? I'd say that's a decent lifespan and there isn't anything to worry about, if you play a lot. Of course it's an entirely different thing if you practice two hours a week. :p
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#10
i suppose, IF the strings were breaking over a 3 month period. but they arent.
the last string didnt last a week. and in all honesty, they shouldnt break at all.

if u keep string on too long they lose tone whay before they degrade.
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#12
well then seems like you have got yourself a bit of a sharp saddle. you could just lightly sand it with wet/dry sandpaper and just go over it a few times
#13
simple as pie.

you can feel for a rough edge. try ur hand at a light file job, and a drop of lube at the contact point.

or u can pick up a set of graphtech saddles, for about $30.
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#14
mine had a neck reajustment
fixed the bridge
and put 10 gauge strings on it

not it sounds like crap
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