#1
hello everyone

Everytime i detune my high e it BREAKS LIKE A MOTHER****ER
it pisses me off so much

like i'd be detuning from e to like e flat and it would break omg

and had this brand new set of strings and i'm really pissed off but i have no idea what could cause it...

do any of you know..?
#2
What guitar is it?
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#3
does it break at the nut or the bridge?

cos the nut could need lubricating (use a pencil)
or
the bridge could be damaging the string with a sharp edge

EDIT: or it could be any number of other things
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#5
it's an ibanez rg 220, and it breaks at the nut...

I was thinking that maybe it could be a bridge problem, that the tension maybe is not set up properly on the back with the springs...

Cause i have a floyd rose bridge, but i got sick of trying to make it float the proper way and have it not go out of tune, so i put like 4 springs and put a pencil in the gap between the bridge and the body XD so it stayed like a normal bridge, not floating.

maybe it's that i have no clue

and it doesn't even matter what brand of strings i use... they all break
Last edited by manulus2002 at Oct 18, 2008,
#6
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and it doesn't even matter what brand of strings i use... they all break

Cheaper strings break easier than name brands do. Other people had already asked some of the questions I was going to ask. I was just trying to help you figure out the problem.
#7
no dude i'm not attacking you i'm just saying it doesn't matter what strings i use because they all break
#9
Yeah... i have no clue... maybe the nut's too sharp or something... i really don't know so if anyone ever had the same problem and fixed it please tell me..
#10
if you losen the low strings first, there will be more tension on the high strings. they'll break that way.
#11
lube the nut. use a epncil or buy some nut sauce. google it and it looks like a syringe thing. like 9 bucks.
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#13
my friend has the same problem, we think its due to the use of 13-56 strings, what do you use?
#14
Look at the nut carefully under magnification. You'll probably find a small burr or a section that is rough and needs polishing. If all brands you've tried do the same thing in the same place, your nut (or the clamp, being a Floyd) is to blame.
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#15
I use usually 10's... but it depends because i have random strings on the guitar sometimes due to not having a store nearby my house. I'm trying to get a tremsetter and if it keeps breaking i'll have to figure something out...
#16
I was going to say that the loss in tension from the other 5 strings made its way over to your high E but that really shouldn't be the case if your bridge is blocked. And I know your not dumb enough to tune at the headstock when your nut is locked...
That just doesn't make sense, try de-tuning in a reverse fashion. e-B-G-D-A-E.