#1
It's true, and by my logic it should be the least likely string to break.

I vaguely remember my ex-guitar teacher saying something about a sharp bridge or something causing the problem, but that was a while ago and I can't remember.

Anyway, what could be making my low E break so much?
#2
do u have a trem of some kind?
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#3
yeah my low e breaks more often than other strings. It is most likely because of a sharp bridge. On my schecter, the strings are saddled on these little metal v's. Since i play a lot of metal and the low e gets a lot of use, the string breaks at the bridge pretty often.

things that can help:

Increase your string guage
don't strum so freaking hard
change your bridge?
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#4
does it break like...snap or does it come unwound?
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#6
check for sharp parts at the bridge saddles (where the strings rest) and file these down.
also, make sure you aren't just an incredibly heavy handed player who only ever uses the bottom three strings. this doesn't help string lives, trust me.
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#7
^^this.


but filing the saddle doesnt always work. even adding lube to the contact points is usually short term help.

saddles are easy to swap out on most all guitars, check out graphtech string saver saddles.

good luck
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#8
Thanks, I should have mentioned, I have strat type guitar with a standard trem system. When the string breaks, it breaks at the bridge and the outer coil snaps revealing the inner coil, which is still intact (well kinda).

And I don't exclusively use the E at all, but i can be alittle heavey handed, especially as I seem to break stings a lot in gigs when I'm trying to "go for it" lol. Thanks for all your help!
#9
yeah no matter how heavy handed, a low E is a tough break.

feel for a burr, and lube it there and order new saddles if you have about $35.
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#10
Where does it break? (Bridge, Nut, Tuner, Fretboard, ect.)
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#11
When the string breaks, it breaks at the bridge and the outer coil snaps revealing the inner coil


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#12
Yeah there's definitely a sharp burr on your saddle.

Follow Jenny's instructions
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