heard some clicking or poping noise while playing E string and string went flat

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  1. Joon Yang

    Joon Yang

    May 23, 2016
    Hello guys,

    Not sure if this is the right place to post a question like this..
    So this morning I was playing a little bit before heading out to work.

    While playing the low E string, I heard some clicking or popping noise , not loud but def noticeable..then the string went flat..not sure where the sound came from but maybe im thinking around tuner area?

    Everything seemed fine when I tuned the string again. I checked around the guitar and it seemed okay as well (nut, bridge, tuner..etc).
    However, the string actually sounds dull..I did change the string not too long ago..

    Anyone know what this is? Did the string just went dead? or was string never settled when I installed them?
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Sounds like the core of the string might have broken somewhere in the tuner wraps, just guessing. Time to replace the string, I would think. Does the string now sound dull compared to the other strings?
     
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  3. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    Is it tight at the nut? Maybe the slot is too tight?
     
  4. Joon Yang

    Joon Yang

    May 23, 2016
    yes, it kinda sounds dull..string was changed only about a week ago. Im just worried that maybe something went wrong with my tuner or bridge..
     
  5. Joon Yang

    Joon Yang

    May 23, 2016
    nope slot is kinda loose actually lol
     
  6. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    Lol
     
  7. Joon Yang

    Joon Yang

    May 23, 2016
    what happens when the core of the string breaks? does it make the popping noise?
     
  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, it might make a popping sound and then sound dead afterwards. Could be that is what happened, not sure. More likely than breaking anything in the tuner or nut or bridge though.
     
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  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Any chance these were EBMM Cobalt flats?
     
  10. Joon Yang

    Joon Yang

    May 23, 2016
    nope, daddario NYXL 105-45
     
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    I'd say broken string as well.
     
  12. I'm in agreement with a broken core of the string.
     
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  13. megafiddle

    megafiddle

    May 25, 2011
    Just curious, but how can a broken core maintain any tension at all, since the core supports most all of the tension?

    With a broken core, wouldn't the wraps all unwind (stretch out) at the break?

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  14. J.D. Detroit

    J.D. Detroit

    Nov 12, 2015
    Detroit
    Sounds like the core may have slipped.
    Since you recently changed your strings, did you put a solid 90 degree bend on them before you cut to length?
    Otherwise what the others said -
     
  15. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician
    Yup.
     
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