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(@curious_bob)
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In 3 months I have broken strings 3 times. The e string twice and the B string once.

In the 7 months that I played acoustic before going electric, I never once broke a string.

Whats the deal?


   
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 sirN
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Congratulations.

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(@demoetc)
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You doing a lot more bends than on the acoustic? That's not a bad record though.

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(@forrok_star)
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Perhaps the size of the strings is different and on the electric your playing harder to get the sound your trying to produce. Maybe practice playing or hitting the strings softer.

Joe


   
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(@curious_bob)
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how often does everyone else break strings?


   
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(@noteboat)
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When I started, it seemed like I broke strings a lot. This year, I've broken one... I don't remember if I broke any last year.

I think the difference in rate has nothing to do with technique, though... the longer you work at the guitar, the better your ears get, and the more it bothers you when strings are going dead or losing intonation - so you probably change them more often. They usually start to sound sour long before they'd break.

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(@mikey)
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I've never broken a string.

Is that a good or a bad thing. I play hard when required and bend strings often as I like the blues.

Change strings every 4 or 6 weeks or so, I guess.

I once clipped a brand new one while clipping the tail. Wrote a new song that day called

"@!#*&# B String". :lol:

Mike

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 TimL
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Broke my very first string last weekend after a year of playing changing strings while stretching the highE string. I had a spare set of EB Super Slinkies so I thought I'd try them on my Strat (bought two sets and tried the first on my Schecter and took them off the next day - hated them). So wanting to get 10's on my Strat I figured..why not. So broke that one and had some Fender Super Bullets handy and took off the B and G strings and now have a hybrid setup...sounds good so far.

I've been through about ten different setups so far and slowly narrowing it down. :roll:


   
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(@dayzd)
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When I got my first electric it wasn't long before I broke the high e string. I broke it again soon after and broke the brand new one while putting it on...(oops...). I still keep breaking it every now and then...its a real pain in the backside. While I was playing accoustic however I'd only broken a string once in 2 years. Must be the thickness of the strings...with electric strings being much softer than accoustic.

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(@curious_bob)
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When I got my first electric it wasn't long before I broke the high e string. I broke it again soon after and broke the brand new one while putting it on...(oops...). I still keep breaking it every now and then...its a real pain in the backside. While I was playing accoustic however I'd only broken a string once in 2 years. Must be the thickness of the strings...with electric strings being much softer than accoustic.
i concur


   
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(@windowwasher88)
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I broke the high E on my acoustic changing strings, had to put the old one back on because I didn't have anymore. Just got a semi-hollow body electric, and was trying to get that little piece of cellophane out from under the floating bridge. My dad decided to twist the bridge to get it out-snapped the high E string. Hadn't even had the guitar home 15 minutes. that's all I've broken, though.

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(@oly724)
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I just got a guitar and in the 3 days of having it i already popped 2 strings (E), First time just playing it and made the mistake of testing the tuning and the second, tighting brand new elixir's in.....the same day, guess i need to practice with pos ones :?


   
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(@jg8804)
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I've never broken a string.

Is that a good or a bad thing. I play hard when required and bend strings often as I like the blues.

Change strings every 4 or 6 weeks or so, I guess.

I once clipped a brand new one while clipping the tail. Wrote a new song that day called

"@!#*&# B String". :lol:

Mike
:lol:

Broke the e string on my Strat the other day, first time i have broke a string. This is my first guitar and ive only had it like 3 weeks so obviously im learning, although ive had an acoustic a little longer. Was a little buggered to say the least when it snapped but i suppose its not uncommon and i hope to god its easy to restring.


   
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