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dropped D and broken strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by KekChoz, Jan 29, 2005.


  1. Since two years I play, I broke two strings, always the E string. With my band, we change a lot our tuning between standard tuning and dropped D. Does it affect the fragility of the string if I tune and detune a lot or my two broken strings have nothing to see with it?
     
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Where does it break? I was testing a lot of strings, putting them on and taking them off, and I found they weakened around the tuning posts. I actually broke a Fender .055.
     
  3. I heard that removing and adding tension is not good for strings. I haven't really drop tuned in a while, but I used to drop my E to D for many songs. I felt that it lost its zing faster than the others, although I wasn't sure if I could attribute it to that.
     
  4. the two times, it broke near the bridge
     
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ahhh! Then you probably have a bur on the saddle.
     
  6. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    every time you put on new strings, take a pencil and rub the graphite end inbetween the saddle were the string runs over. It acts as lubricant.
     
  7. thanx a lot! I tried this, hope that my new string will not break again!
     
  8. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Makes for a long trip to Santa Fe. :D