#1
Hey guys. I was just restringing my guitar and since the last guitar I restrung was a classical, I felt like I needed to pull the strings a little harder than usual. Long story short, I broke my high E string. So now I'm pissed, but I figure that I can take the E string off my B.C. Rich Warlock since I haven't used it for who knows how long (never get a warlock. They're horrible). So I go to tune the E string down and I specifically make sure that I'm turning the tuner the right way. Yet while tuning it down, it breaks. How is that possible?
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#2
u cant use electric guitar strings on acoustic and vice virsa
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u cant use electric guitar strings on acoustic and vice virsa



well its possible. i remember my nylon string was missing a string (d string) so i just put a spare daddario electric string on there
#4
are you feeding too much string though your tuner?
make sure you have plenty of slack, it takes longer to tune but less likely to pop a string.
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#5
dont pull the strings to tight
theyll break if you try to tune them and theyre too tight
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#7
Guys, all your answers are obvious, but that's not what I'm asking.
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#9
Check the feedthru hole in the tuner peg for sharp edges. This may be why the first string broke when you pulled it and it may have nicked the replacement string enough that it broke when you changed the tension on it by tuning down a bit. Just a guess but it's quick to check and eliminate.
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#10
It may have broken at some point around the post and it was being held in place by tension. When you loosened it, it was enough for the broken area to release.
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(never get a warlock. They're horrible).


I would have to disagree. But then again, I would buy some new strings.
I love my Warlocks, and purchase strings for them regularly
I also suspect that you may have been deliberately obtuse to illustrate a point.
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#13
I have the same guitar, except mine is bronze and i just broke my e string this afternoon while playing, I have to get more strings anyway
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I would have to disagree. But then again, I would buy some new strings.
I love my Warlocks, and purchase strings for them regularly
I also suspect that you may have been deliberately obtuse to illustrate a point.
Thank you for your brilliant insight, on behalf of those of us who appreciate your wit.


+1

I'm not a huge Warlock fan myself, but I have played a few nice models (too expensive for me to purchase, especially considering I dislike the body style). Calling the Warlock a horrible guitar based on an experience with the Bronze Series is like calling the Les Paul a horrible guitar based on an experience with an Epiphone Les Paul Special II.
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+1

I'm not a huge Warlock fan myself, but I have played a few nice models (too expensive for me to purchase, especially considering I dislike the body style). Calling the Warlock a horrible guitar based on an experience with the Bronze Series is like calling the Les Paul a horrible guitar based on an experience with an Epiphone Les Paul Special II.


Very good point, i can vouch that bronze series warlocks suck,
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#16
*facepalm*

Threadstarter realises he broke the string by twisting too much guys. He just wants to know if he can take the E string off his warlock and put it on his other guitar.
If its the same guage strings, then i guess its worth a try if you say you never play the warlock, though i've never done anything like this.
#17
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Calling the Warlock a horrible guitar based on an experience with the Bronze Series is like calling the Les Paul a horrible guitar based on an experience with an Epiphone Les Paul Special II.
No wonder. I think I have a Bronze Series. It was my first guitar so I got it when I didn't know anything about guitars.
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*facepalm*

Threadstarter realises he broke the string by twisting too much guys. He just wants to know if he can take the E string off his warlock and put it on his other guitar.
If its the same guage strings, then i guess its worth a try if you say you never play the warlock, though i've never done anything like this.


Right back at you He implies he broke two strings.... one by stretching too hard and the replacement one while tuning down to loosen it.
Moving on.....
#19
Old strings can break if you tune down, as you said you havent played the warlock in a long time so the strings were probobly just old. The loss in tension finished it off.