#1
I have a question for those who play elixirs: Do you break the G string a lot? I recently switched to elixirs on my Breedlove and I keep breaking the G string like every week or two. I've never broken other brands strings on this guitar, so I'm sorta curious to see if this is an elixir only thing. I guess if it isn't i might need to have my saddle checked or something. Thanks for the help.
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#2
Whoa, I expect more from them. I know I broke a string (different brand though) within a few days, told the guy at GC and he just gave me a free set. I'd really check to see if it's your guitar. Could be the saddle, or the tuners. I break my high e mostly, but with that brand it takes a month or two if I don't change 'em.
#3
My elixirs are just fine! Maybe it's your nut or your bridge?
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#4
I'm gonna look at my saddle today to see if there's a burr or something there. The string breaks on the saddle (same spot twice). Anyways, i'm still sorta disappointed in them. I played Martin +'s for like 2 months without them breaking. I'd go back, but I really do like the sound of the elixirs.
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#5
elixer g strings popping is a fairly common accurance for some poeple chsck to make sure there are no burrs on the nut and saddle and the nut slots cut to right depth/width. are you breaking the strings in the same place every time? do you only break string when you dig in and strum hard ? do you use a lot of varied tunings ?
i no from personal experience elixer will send you g strings to replace the ones broken it just sux waiting for them to be shipped. ino people that play them and never pop them i no people that put on g strings from other brands to complete the set before a gig because they know theyll break them.

funny thing is i heard elixer buys there strings from daddario and applies the coating after the fact funny no one ever says i have been popping daddario g strings maybe i am misinformed

check saddle nut and strumming pattern maybe you will find your problem and rectify it good luck.
#7
Try using some heavier strings if you're using lights.
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#8
i dono but my last set was elixer lights and its been fine .. and i love the way they sound and feel .. i have had it for three weeks and its been fine
#9
Just like Welsh said, I've neverh ad problem with elixir strings. They'reo ne of the bst strings out there right now. Try checking the nut or bridge.
#10
Thread Starter - I had the EXACT same problem and my G was breaking at the exact some spot. No burrs or problems otherwise on my bridge.

I changed to EMP Cleartones and my problem is gone. Too bad - I really like the the Elixirs, but I am done with them because of this issue.
#11
I've had a set of elixirs on my guitar for about a month? maybe closer to two, and I haven't had the same problem. What kind of playing are you guys doing when they break? I can be a pretty hard strummer at times and mine are still okay.

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#12
Mine have always broken under "heavier" strumming - but I don't strum that hard, and use a nylon .47 pick, so it should not be simply my strumming that causes the problem... I must have busted 4 or 5 G's just liked described... The new strings have been on a month or so and I have played them alot - even tried to do a lot of heavy strumming on purpose to see if I get a repeat result. None so far...
#13
^ Thats interesting. I play a .88 tortex pick and never have the problem. But really, I'm not sure I've ever broken a string playing. So maybe I'm not a good test subject anyways.

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