#1
Whats up, I would like some advice from someone who knows more about strings than I....lately I have been breaking string about once every two weeks on my electric. I want to say my high e is .10 but i'm not sure it might be .12. Anyways, what are your recommendations as far as gauges for strings go?

Thanks in advance

EDIT: i meant .010 and .012.....
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#2
Is it just one string that keeps given you trouble? If so there could be a bur on the tail peice or the saddle that weakening the string. Or it could be just poor techque. Most likly the latter, Have your guitar checked out but I would bet that you are just thrashing the strings to hard, or over tightening them.
#3
anyone shouldve realized the gauge .i havent realized till the Edit point.
Well to start, after you restring, you should lay off, tune 1 step down for 1-2 days for the tension in the neck to even.(while restringing, you should replace each string while the others are still in place).
Then, keep the guitar in temperatures between, lets say, 20-30 degrees Celsius , thus it doesnt suffer from quick changes of heat or cold and doesnt stay in those conditions.ive never played with strings that thick(or thin, ive had .08 which broke the second day .09 and now i have a bass.try to lay off those heavy bends and always check if your neck isnt curved
#4
it's not the gauge, even a 16 wouldn't break that often. the edges on your saddles/bridge, or the nut may be jagged
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#5
.010 is a normal gauge. It's actually thicker than what I use, .090. Likely you have a bur on the saddle but like the post above mine said, maybe you are playing to hard. Are you playing with your wrist or with your arm?
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anyone shouldve realized the gauge .i havent realized till the Edit point.
Well to start, after you restring, you should lay off, tune 1 step down for 1-2 days for the tension in the neck to even.(while restringing, you should replace each string while the others are still in place).
Then, keep the guitar in temperatures between, lets say, 20-30 degrees Celsius , thus it doesnt suffer from quick changes of heat or cold and doesnt stay in those conditions.ive never played with strings that thick(or thin, ive had .08 which broke the second day .09 and now i have a bass.try to lay off those heavy bends and always check if your neck isnt curved

Are you serious what your telling this guy. Put your strings on and play. Stretch them a little at first. Probally a saddle is the culprit.
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^ haha that post about waiting is pretty funny.

anyway, like said, look for the spot of the next string break, feel for a rough spot.

and either file and lube the saddle there, or swap out for graphtech string savers, or similar.
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I'm surprised nobody has asked this yet: Where does the string break?
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I'm surprised nobody has asked this yet: Where does the string break?


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