In May I put new strings on...Ernie Ball, Super Slinky. I was practicing my tune Chalice Brimming With Venom (at the top) and then bam, it snapped. High up on the neck, on the second fret. Now, I'm sure I have pretty bad slap and pop technique, could that really snap strings that have only been on for a couple of months? Also what do you recommend to replace them? I guess you could check out the tunes so you know what my playing style is like. I've never really looked into the different types of strings. Lastly: should I take the other three strings off completely so they aren't putting tension on the neck while I wait for new strings to arrive?