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My G-String keeps breaking

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by A7XTaco, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    This is the third time I've had a G string break on my 6 string while tuning down.

    I tune the guitar down when I'm not going to be playing for a while to take the stress off the neck.

    This is the third time I have had Elixirs break on their second loosening.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Lose some weight
     
  3. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    I'm just kidding , I play guitar too .

    Steel strings ?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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    See I'm learning the TW way. A clever title is better for smarta$$ comments, which is more entertaining than anything else :p
     
  5. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    To be honest, I don't know what Elixir acoustic strings are, but I'm going to guess brass.

    I just find it annoying its only the g string, especially when I keep having to replace new strings.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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  7. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:51 PM
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    So it's an acoustic guitar . The string breaks when you re-tighten it to pitch ?
     
  8. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    That sounds right. Steel core with brass wrapping.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    Hi Booger :wave:
     
  10. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    It's only a couple years old. It stays in a fairly constant environment. It doesn't show any signs of being over moist or dry.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    Do the strings break in the same spot each time , at the bridge ? or headstock ?
     
  12. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    It's ok, I'm lysdexic :eek:
     
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    I'm Canadian :D :canada::thumbsup:
     
  14. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    That's cool! Maybe I saw your place of work on how's its made?

    I guess I'll have to. I just choose Elixir because they're coated and don't tarnished as bad when I'm not around to play.
     
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    It breaks right at the tuning nut every time.

    I would blame the way I wrap them, but I used to string guitars at a old job and have used this method for years on hundreds of guitars without any problems.
     
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    Now that's a fact I never would have guessed. Makes sense though.
     
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    Must be a faulty core , I heard the guy that makes them is the villiage idiot .
     
  18. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    Way to pull a random chemical out of the hat :eek:
     
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    maybe your nut has a nick
     
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    This is what I was thinking ^^ .
     
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