#1
I've got an LP100. I know it's cheap, but it is all I have at this point. whenever I try to put on a high E, it breaks no matter what. I'm an experienced guitarist and this baffles me, I've put on hundreds of strings in my day but I've wasted 9 strings on this guitar now. As I tune up, I can hear itself tuning the high E back lower.. as I keep tuning higher it'll just keep tuning almost instantly.. then it'll eventually snap (even if its not tuned and there is no tension). Every time it snaps the ball on the end comes off. After further investigation, it seems like its coming unwoud near the end (where the balll is) beacuse as I'm tuning it, it appears to be getting unwound at the end (near the ball) but I REALLY don't know what I'm doing. The slot on the nut appears fine, as does the stop bar and tuning knob.. Can anyone offer any suggestions? I'm desperate because I play a lot of GNR and without a hgih E, I'm ****ed.


edit: I have one last high E that I wanna try to put on it after you guys help me.
#2
tried putting some nut sauce or graphite in the nut?
EDIT: Nvm i just realized that its down near the ball of the string.
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#3
Try a new kind of strings. What gauge do you use? That could be a big thing, or the brand.
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#4
why don't you just take it to a guitar store....then you won't have to get new strings, maybe your intonation is off? or the gears in your machine heads are ****ed
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#6
I don't have any money to get it looked at, and i've been places, no one will look at it for me. It's the same guage I'ev always used... 9's.
#7
How long have you had this guitar? Is it a new problem or what? Anyway, try using 10's, just buy one pack and see what happens, I know you said you're broke, but that's my opinion. Give new strings a shot. But I would take it to a local guitar shop and see what they say, they're musicians, they're not gonna mind helping out a fellow brother in arms.
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#8
like said.

you need to check for a sharp edge where the strings are breaking.
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#9
Try the top wrap for the stoppiece. It changes the angle over the bridge saddles. I know I break alot less strings on my 2 LPs this way.
#10
Interesting.. I googled the issue and several other people have had this problem with epiphone guitars & d'addarios - they were defective in every case. I took the high E (a different brand) from my acoustic and it worked fine o_O so I'll just get a different brand next time. Thanks for the help, guys.
#11
hmm Interesting I use D' Addario 9s on my Tele and it works just fine. Do you think epiphone tune o matics have some kind of problem with D' addarios?
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#12
Do you think epiphone tune o matics have some kind of problem with D' addarios?


yeah the hardware that epi uses, reacts with the steel in the d'adds and causes a tiny string explosion.




it's an lp 100. you're going to have rough edges.
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#13
^lol, wow. I just read the top part of jenny's post before scrolling down, and actualy believed it for a half a second. wow....
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LOL nice poke girl! Nah I meant more like quality control issues, do epis have a lot of problems with sharp edges left on bridges? This is just out curiosity honestly, although I'm thinking about saving up for a Epi Dot.

Edit: Does Epiphone have sharp edge problems on their higher end guitars like the DOT is really what I meant to type there.
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#15
Just a though, SRV's tech put some electric shring tubing on that spot on the strings, you can try that, but try what other people said first
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#16
I have a LP 100 and a standard model neither has problems with strings breaking early. They do break but after a few weeks. And yea the epis are known for sharp edges on the saddles of TOM bridges.
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LOL nice poke girl! Nah I meant more like quality control issues, do epis have a lot of problems with sharp edges left on bridges? This is just out curiosity honestly, although I'm thinking about saving up for a Epi Dot.

Edit: Does Epiphone have sharp edge problems on their higher end guitars like the DOT is really what I meant to type there.



lol, sorry just messing around.

well, my studio never breaks strings, but lower end epis fall thru QC checks from time to time. high end epis are pretty good.

i like the epi dots and even more so the casinos. (MF has one on sale for $600)
never owned one, but i've played them time to time, should be fine.
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#18
thanks for the response jenny! Yeah I'm a bit torn between an Agile AL 2000 les paul knock off or an Epi Dot. I really would like something with humbuckers, but I really like the semi hollowness of the Dot. I'll just have to make up my mind at some point.
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#19
i've heard that agiles under the 2800 series are real starters.

if that helps you make up your mind.
Jenneh

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Sorry to the TS for hijacking this thread. Jenny you mean by starters that AL 2000s are more like starter guitars? Well I think that would help push my decision, plus i love the shape of the ES 335. Anyway thanks for the advice
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#21
Epi Quality Control is fine, allthough some times a shit job on the soldering may occur. But it's not biggie. I'm guessing sharp edge, or bent neck maybe. Take it the shop.
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Sorry to the TS for hijacking this thread. Jenny you mean by starters that AL 2000s are more like starter guitars? Well I think that would help push my decision, plus i love the shape of the ES 335. Anyway thanks for the advice



i never tried an agile. i dont live near the jersey store, but i've been posting on ug for years now. i've picked up on the dirt about agiles.

guys who get them, love them. as long as it comes in one piece thru UPS, i havent heard any other types of complaints. Except the guys that get the $200 LPs. the "too good to be true" 2000 or even the 2500 series. they like their guitars, but are always looking to upgrade the parts. they admit those models are starter -intermediate level guitars.

it doesnt make much sense getting those models because for just another hundred or so, they could have gotten a good stage worthy guitar, over the well made starter.

there used to be agile vs epi threads all the time. no idea why the fighting stopped. but after epi dropped their prices, maybe a couple years ago, epis were also a good deal, and guys like to argue about who's guitar is best i guess.

if it was me, given those two guitars i'd get the epi.
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