#1
well, i just strung my guitar with some no name 10 guage strings. I was stretching out the high e and it broke. I only have 9s laying around.will it be okay to just have a 9 guage high e with 10 guage strings.
#2
should be fine, i got 11 gauges on right now, but since my high e-string broke i have a 13 on the high E, it's a lot easier to bend than i thought, w/e i got used to it, anywayz, yeah, should be fine, but i could be wrong
#3
It's alright, It won't cause anythign adverse to your guitar. It will ( However ) have a weird effect on your tone. That High E string is going to sound weak compared to the .10. AND, I used to play on barbed wire, And that E isn't the mean string. It's the first two steels, AND IT HURTS. Bad. In standard tuning. It's a nightmare, But it does sound awesome. FAT JANGLE!
Blessed be he who sat on the bee, For he shall rise again!
#5
String breaking - It's an epidemic. It happens, Man. MORE SO WITH NINES! Do what I do, and buy ungodly amounts of strings AND SAVE YOUR OLD ONES.
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#7
Just put them on RIGHT. It sounds like you're stretching and winding wrong. Don't stack winds, Make sure your bridge isn't sharp. Hell, Go down a half or full step on tuning.
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#8
I have 'em a half step down. I string my guitars all the time. I don't know what the problem is.
#12
I would just pull up on the strings with the fingers give them a tug and tune up... Do it about 5-6 times until the tunings hold.
#14
Dont stretch it so much. put it on and leave it. tune it 1/2 step down or a full step down. it will stretch overnight. then tomorrow check the tuning on it and all of your strings for that matter. stretching or not, they should all have changed a little, especially the high e. tune them up again and try tuning to standard but dont actually put it in tune. set all the strings a little flat. then about an hour later, theyll have stretched a bit. then tune them however your little heart desires. that is the slow but sure way to restring and tune a guitar. also, next time get some decent strings.
#16
Check the bridge and nut as well

You might have a burr thats breaking the string at the bridge.
#17
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yeah like i said. decent strings. like d'addario or elixer.
#18
Or even at the nut. Where exactly is the string breaking? When I was much younger, I broke a number of strings by cranking down to hard on the locking nut. Because of the design of the nut it would pinch and break the plain strings if i tightened it too much.