My friend (guitar player) has just broken his A string on his trusty American strat. The thing is, this happens almost every practice, and it is really starting to get to me. The only string he ever breaks is the A. We play surf rock, thus many dick dale songs. I really dont think that it is the double picking that is doing it though, because he hits the low and high E's harder on Misirlou than any other song, and those strings seem to be fine. Any thoughts here on what could be the problem? We have heard that it could have something to do with the bridge. He is guying some DR's tomorrow, but i doubt they will help. Thanks for any imput.