#1
yeah while i was playing i just heard the high e string snap and i looked at it and it had all this slack but it didn't break. and that was the second one the same day because thew first one broke because i clipped it then tuned it. this one i did right and it still broke.

i use regular slinky ernie ball and regular tuning.
and another thing my strings fly6 out of tune like never before, i used to be able to leave it for a day and it would be close to being in tune.

please help
#2
Check the saddles on your bridge.
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#4
You need to make sure you pull the string all the way through the bridge before tuning it. Sometimes the ball end slips down and gets caught on something, and when you start to play it will come loose and end up like yours did.

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#5
It could possibly be your tuners, check them too see if they're a bit loose. If they are, you can take a set of pliers to tighten the nut on the tuners. If it's not the tuners, it may just be Ernie Ball's quality going down the drain. i've recently noticed that with Elixers.

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#6
ok thankyou thats what iot sounded like to i heard it from the bottom nd thought i broke a string...
#7
I think you need to check the balls at the end of the strings go the whole way through the bridge and don't catch on anything. If you are gigging this is going to be a serious problem. Thats if it is a fender/PRS/ect style bridge. Anything else and its probably a broken bridge (lets hope it wasnt expensive :P).
#8
and what about tuning it maybe i'm putting it under the thig (at a loss for words) before i tune it, is tht wrong
#9
it did that to me when i was tuning once. id got it right, then BAM snapped back to being really slack.
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#10
no not to expensive, but i had a set a strings on for months nd then i only changed them like 3-4 times
#11
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it did that to me when i was tuning once. id got it right, then BAM snapped back to being really slack.

yeah exactly that
#12
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You need to make sure you pull the string all the way through the bridge before tuning it. Sometimes the ball end slips down and gets caught on something, and when you start to play it will come loose and end up like yours did.

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#14
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should i check out the bridge before i go out and buy new strings

like open it up?
#15
You probably dont even need to do that. Just retune the string. From what it sounds like, the ball just got caught on something, and now got uncaught. You can just tune it back up, and you'll be fine. You MIGHT have to completely take the string off the tuner peg, and pull it through more than you had it before, but there's only a small chance of that.
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#16
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You probably dont even need to do that. Just retune the string. From what it sounds like, the ball just got caught on something, and now got uncaught. You can just tune it back up, and you'll be fine. You MIGHT have to completely take the string off the tuner peg, and pull it through more than you had it before, but there's only a small chance of that.


well it broke so now i'ma take it to the guitar store and get them to look at it, i want it set up for heavier strings anyway
#18
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well at least it didnt pop, popping high E strings are like razor bull whips to the eyes! even when the guitar is facing out from my body i still duck behind the body when tuning it up for the first time lol.


Only time I've broke a string was my high E string, and I was lucky as hell to not have it slice me at all considering I was playing right near the bridge when it snapped. At least I know that it was a sharp part in the saddle and not actually my fault

I've heard stories of my friend's high E breaking and putting a pretty decent size gouge in his hand. That's something you never want to happen.
#19
sounds like it might have been sticking at the nut.
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