#1
I've broken two strings in less than a week on my Squier Affinity Stratocaster guitar. The man who told me what happened was that the strings keep breaking from the inside and I am very confused about this whole thing.

What should I do? Should I get new strings or go to a different place to repair my guitar since I keep breaking the strings themselves?
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#2
Are the strings breaking at the nut or the bridge? You might have a sharp edge on either end.
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#3
Are they snapping towards the middle or lower towards the bridge? At one point my bridge had somehow developed a sharp spot on it, and as I played the string would break quite easily. I had to go through 3 high-E strings before I noticed what was happening.

EDIT: Arg, beaten to it by iwishiwasafish.
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#4
well.. if you really like guitar and you like pantera.. i would recommend a whole new guitar.. if you don't want to, change the strings. if you still have trouble, buy new tuners. if that doesn't work, a new bridge (along with the machines) should do the trick.
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#5
I'm going to have to agree with the people that are saying get a new set of strings. Also, going along with the sharp edges post, if that is the case, simply take a file and just barely take the sharp edge off of there (don't want to ruin anything). However, if you are not comfortable doing this take it to a shop and lose $50...

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#7
The strings are breaking at the lower end of the bridge, right where they come out, they don't break in half but they become so loose that you can't strum the string and get a sound out of it.
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#8
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well.. if you really like guitar and you like pantera.. i would recommend a whole new guitar.. if you don't want to, change the strings. if you still have trouble, buy new tuners. if that doesn't work, a new bridge (along with the machines) should do the trick.


I'm getting a new guitar for my birthday in one month, but I think I'm going to change the strings from Fender (the kind I've been getting) to some other brand
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#9
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I'm getting a new guitar for my birthday in one month, but I think I'm going to change the strings from Fender (the kind I've been getting) to some other brand


I recommend Ernie Ball
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#10
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The strings are breaking at the lower end of the bridge, right where they come out, they don't break in half but they become so loose that you can't strum the string and get a sound out of it.

Bring it into a shop, and tell them there's a burr in the bridge causing string breaks. they'll fix it for a nominal fee. Take it a to a good shop - not Guitar Center, mind you.

EDIT: Wait, they break, but just stay in there, loose? Are you sure they're brekaing, and it's not that you're not putting them in right?
#11
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Bring it into a shop, and tell them there's a burr in the bridge causing string breaks. they'll fix it for a nominal fee. Take it a to a good shop - not Guitar Center, mind you.

EDIT: Wait, they break, but just stay in there, loose? Are you sure they're brekaing, and it's not that you're not putting them in right?


I put them in just fine, as far as I can see. I notice also that when I break them they kind of...unravel or thin out at the end
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#13
Get D'addarios. Also make sure you're strumming the strings, not digging your pick in underneath them and uprooting them.

Strum over not under.
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+1, ive had em on my guitar for bout 7 months, none have broke yet.


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#15
I would buy GHS Boomers,9-42. Also, a tip I learned is, put some wire insulation on your strings rite where they are over the bridge. SRV did that I think. I've tried that and have'nt had a broken string in ages.
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I put them in just fine, as far as I can see. I notice also that when I break them they kind of...unravel or thin out at the end

So that's the wound strings?