#1
my e string has snapped again, and i think that its the guitar thats got something wrong with it, all the strings last about 4 weeks except the high e lasting about 1 week and snapping in half....how can i fix this? i really cant afford a new set of strings every week coz my local guitar store only sells full packs

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#2
You probably just have crappy strings.

What brand are they?
What kind of guitar do you have?
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#4
buy some better strings like ernie balls
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#5
Probably the strings you're buying. What kind are they?

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#6
Is the E string snapping in the same place every time? If it's snapping at the bridge every time, you might have to file down the saddle a bit.
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#7
Strech your strings.
And wheneveer you change, rub pencil lead on the slots in the nut. And bridge.
#8
Quote by WiNteRls
Maybe your picking too hard

It takes some PRETTY hard picking to break strings buddy.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#9
look ar ur saddle and nut if ur saddle has any sharp points file them down smooth and then maybe buy some nut lube(lol)
#10
where do they break? check the nut and saddles for sharp edges or anything that could be harmful to the string. Or if your guitar's in desperate need of a re-fret and the frets have little grooves in them where the strings come in contact with them, then consider a re-fret/buy a new neck/guitar.
#11
I had a guitar where alot of strings did that and after playing with a differento ne they hardly ever snap.
Try filing your bridge down.
#12
i used d'addarios, they broke right at the headstock, just too short to still fit.
then i used rotosounds, and they broke at the same place.

i play about 6 hours a day,been practicing sweeping and alternate picking runs this week, which might make them snap quicker i understand but 1 week?

could it be something wrong with the tuning pegs? coz that one is looser than all the others by far, and the action is a little lower for that string too...

trynig not make this a wall of text tho, so thats most info i can give ya

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#13
What about your guitar?
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#14
well, the fact that i couldnt afford anything better and it was THIS
means i guessed it was pretty bad quality, but until around Christmas time it was fine (id had it a year by then)

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#15
Yeah.. it could be the nut. With brands like this, which are VERY poorly made, no offence... they tend to have all sort of problems.

Check your nut. If there are edges, or anything that coiuld possible BREAK strings like that, file it down.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#16
mkay... =(

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#17
ok, ive checked the nut and bridge, nothing seems to be wrong there..

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#18
I had that happen to me when I used daddario. I then changed to the string sets from stringsite.com. This is not an advertisment in anyway, I just want you to know, but I never had any problems with these strings, and they sound awesome.
Bad thing is, you can't just walk down to a store and get them, but I always buy lots of them so that's not really a problem.
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#19
Quote by james4
where do they break? check the nut and saddles for sharp edges or anything that could be harmful to the string.

Do this. Twice.

Also, make sure you're not putting a set of .08-.38 strings on every time. They'lll break if you sneeze too hard.

Oh, try Musicians Friend, and see if they still sell a back of 20 strings of a given gague for $10 or something like they used to.