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Elixir strings - the G strings break

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(@clideguitar)
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Maybe to end this thread but I've had the D'Addario's on for almost a month and they are still going strong. If I wasn't playing at the bar on Wednesday I would keep them on for couple more weeks.

Bob Jessie


   
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(@coleclark)
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and iv been using martin sp's instead of elixers and im happy :)


   
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(@ricochet)
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I don't think we've heard the last of this thread...

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@raydmo)
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I too have the same issue. I have a Taylor 814CE. When this began to happen it was the G. Then the A then the D. I can rarely get more than 3weeks . Since I play live venues I have lost confidence in the ability to use Elixer. I moved to D'Adario and have not had the problem since. I called Taylor to see if they are familiar with the issue and the tech support group said they get the call a lot regarding Elixer Strings. I took the guitar to a local luthier in dallas and he saw nothing wrong with the guitar. I have played DR, Martin Marquis, Ernie Ball and John Pierce and have not broken a string in performance with any of them. I tend to believe it is an Elixir issue.


   
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(@twowolfs)
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I love Elixers. i had a similar problem back when i was into playing acoustic guitar. i had that problem because i loved to play in many different alternate tunings. daddad was my favorite. whenever i did this it was alway the G string that would break. electric elixers, however, are quite amazing. i change my string about three times a year.


   
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(@tinsmith)
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I don't think we've heard the last of this thread...
I think we've heard this thread....over & over & over again......on every forum we've been on.

Sorry...no disrespect meant.....


   
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(@anonymous)
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check the saddle for burrs or sharp edges.

you might have just gotten a bunk set of strings, but if you're breaking g & d strings, it might be your guitar.

how many wraps do you use around the tuning pegs? do you stretch the strings? do you use a tuner?


   
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(@tinsmith)
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I've checked for burrs on both nut & saddle. What fixed it, was changing to EXP's.
Same nut...same saddle...no breakie.


   
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(@ricochet)
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Hey, was I right or what? :mrgreen:

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@oldmantime)
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I love these strings, its all I use but expensive, anyone know of anything that is similar but cheaper??


   
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(@clideguitar)
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Hey, was I right or what? :mrgreen:

Ahhhh, YEA!

https://www.guitarnoise.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=46133

BJ


   
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(@clideguitar)
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Hey, was I right or what? :mrgreen:

Richochet, this is thread is definitely done! Looks like they fixed the problem... ????

https://www.guitarnoise.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=45866#p417617

BJ


   
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