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Broke a string in the middle today..this is a first for me

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by troy mcclure, Mar 12, 2013.


  1. I restrung my P Bass with Ernie Ball Cobalts 2 weeks ago. We had an afternoon gig (it is bikeweek down here in FL) and I broke the G string right in half. I have had an old string break at the bridge before, I rarely break strings...but this sucker is 2 weeks old.

    I never carry a backup, but had the set that came off so at least string was precut and ready to go. The last set of Cobalts lasted me about 4 months. From now on I am carrying a backup.
     
  2. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Dec 21, 2012
    I've been playing for 40 years and have never broken a string. But for it to break in the middle definitely sounds like a defect.
     
  3. Boompow

    Boompow

    Feb 15, 2013
  4. Update: Ernie ball is sending me a replacement for free. That is customer service.
     

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