#1
... a couple weeks back, and I've decided that I want to use .10s on it.

So i got a couple of packs of 10s, but when I tried to put the high E on, it kept breaking.

Does anyone have any tips for restringing this?

I've put a kink in the wire before insterting the ball end, to keep the string in. Is this helping?
#2
kinking is not helping. tune up slowly, stretching the string longitudinally as you do. tune a semitone or two flat first.
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#3
Ah, I was told that kinking the string kept the ballend in without forcing it. I figured that it was not good for the very thin string life.

Slow tuning though, that's a plan.
#5
Kinking the ball end of the string is what you do, its not that.

Unless you wiggle it back and forth and weaken the string, but I doubt you do. Check there aren't any sharp edges on the nut or saddle.
#6
Ah, I was kinking about a centimetre up where the actual string starts, and bending it quite far.

Acoustics are harder than floyd roses to restring!

Thanks guys.
#7
find out whereabouts the string is snapping, if its snapping at the bridge or nut then theres probably a sharp edge on them,
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#8
It's under the bridge, but I think that when I'm kinking the string it's making a little spiral shape. That's where it snapped from previously.