#1
I have had recently put new strings on my guitar about 2 months ago that were made for drop tunings, and today my Thickest string broke on the bridge.

I had it tuned in Drop B, and never tuned it higher, I was wondering does it matter if you don't have the fine tuned screws in or not?, I had them out because they got in the way from palm muting. evidently me palm muting the low tuned string caused some serious fatigue in my string.

So does it matter if you have the fine tuned screws in or not?

And does anyone know of the proper way to stretch the strings?

I recently discovered how to attach strings at the top of then neck so they will not slip thanks to FPE television

Is it common for strings to pop right on the bridge after about a little less than 2 months?? evidently something isn't right lol
#2
I dont have a Guitar with a FR trem yet, but I'm getting one soon, Its good to have the nuts screwed in, It might cause the string(s) not to break as much
#3
i think the more you have holding the string down, the less likelihood of a break
but strings are weird
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#4
is your bridge too high for the string guage? that causes excess tension, n best way to stretch those strings (i use the ernie ball detuning ones) is to tune upto C or Cb then down to B cause it gives the strings less tension thus. could also be about which pickup your strumming at most the time?
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#5
Quote by Beanie_Ben
is your bridge too high for the string guage? that causes excess tension, n best way to stretch those strings (i use the ernie ball detuning ones) is to tune upto C or Cb then down to B cause it gives the strings less tension thus. could also be about which pickup your strumming at most the time?


yeah I probally should have stretched them that way and I didnt put them on the top neck nuts properly so they wouldnt slip, which I learned how to do from a FPE television video

I just use my Bridge Hum-bucker pickup as it is the only pickup that doesn't hum at ALL and I have the top two single coils turned off

How high should the Bridge be?, I can see it is fairly high in the front compared to the back, so maybe that may be the problem,

Well when I screw the nuts in on the Bridge it actually pushes the string downward, increasing its angle to be bent more, so I would figure that would put more stresss on it, but that may help I don't really know for sure so im sort of confused haha

so for now I just took all my strings off, tightened the Neck Nuts and such, cleaned fret board and frets till they were shiny and what nawt, and am researching about the Floyd Rose Double Locking Tremolo,

so I don't know whether to screw the bridge nuts on the locking Tremolo for fine adjustments all the way or just not have them in at all.
Last edited by GoreGalore at Aug 11, 2007,
#6
it maybe an idea to screw them down an just attach regular strings on it then. just detune them... theyll be less thick but aslong as you dont end up beatin hells bells out them it might stop them breaking so often?
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Quote by Beanie_Ben
it maybe an idea to screw them down an just attach regular strings on it then. just detune them... theyll be less thick but aslong as you dont end up beatin hells bells out them it might stop them breaking so often?


See I got this guitar used, and had to do a few things such as tighten the pickups, the Neck Nuts, the Truss Rod, and volume nobs etc, I had put the strings to about 3mm above the neck, but I have noticed that the Floyd Rose is quite a bit higher in the front than the rear, so that may be the problem, I guess It should be lower in the front to make it more even with the rear.

I don't really hit the strings super hard, I may be palm muting a tad to hard, but didn't seem so in my opinion, but I didnt stretch or properly attach the strings at the neck though, but only the bottom string broke, but I just took them all off, because I buy all 6 strings in one package
#8
yea, i hate changing 1 string, gives a cleaner sound than all the rest an just sounds outa place... hmmm, it probably is the height difference, though changing it invariably would screw something else up... play drop A uber bass ? or try diff strings i guess...
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#9
haha Drop A would Def give my lame amp more base, but it makes the string vibrate more and may cause fatigue sooner, so I don really know about that yet.

and from what I see those screws just limit how much you can vibrate the tremolo

so I duno what to do to my guitar at the moment, maybe I should see a specialist perhaps, but seems like that would be a waste lol

so I duno why my string wore out way faster than normal, guess I need to do more research
#10
jus go to ur local guitar place an talk to a guy there, cant hurt can it...
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#11
If its breaking at the bridge, it might have something to do with the saddles being too sharp. You may need to replace them or try sanding them down a bit.
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