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post Mar 11 2008, 05:52 PM
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Oh yeah i was going to ask on this subject, should i get a setup done on my new guitar because of it? The only thing is i can't tell if there's a sharp bit or not. I mean i've had a feel around the bridge and there's nothing sharp there. Would a setup be able to fix that if i tell that that i'm having problems with strings snapping? I don't think its my technique as i'm not bending stupidly high i'm bending a whole step and then just applying some vibrato. I really want to get this sorted as it drives me nuts and i'm paying way to much on strings then i should be
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post Mar 11 2008, 06:17 PM
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Now i snapped a stringo my bass when i was going to unscrew it....Isthat even possible?


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post Mar 11 2008, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Mar 11 2008, 05:52 PM) *
Oh yeah i was going to ask on this subject, should i get a setup done on my new guitar because of it? The only thing is i can't tell if there's a sharp bit or not. I mean i've had a feel around the bridge and there's nothing sharp there. Would a setup be able to fix that if i tell that that i'm having problems with strings snapping? I don't think its my technique as i'm not bending stupidly high i'm bending a whole step and then just applying some vibrato. I really want to get this sorted as it drives me nuts and i'm paying way to much on strings then i should be


This is pretty odd, because I almost never break strings, and I do huge bends, whammy dives and stuff. But everytime I snapped a string it was because I put them on carelessly. I think this is probably your problem, when you put your strings on do they coil nicely around the tuning peg 2 or 3 times? Or is it all scattered and over lapping itself?
If you answered yes to the first question I think you should take it to a tech and get it set up, tell him about your problem and maybe he can figure it out.


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post Mar 11 2008, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (RIP Dime @ Mar 11 2008, 08:37 PM) *
This is pretty odd, because I almost never break strings, and I do huge bends, whammy dives and stuff. But everytime I snapped a string it was because I put them on carelessly. I think this is probably your problem, when you put your strings on do they coil nicely around the tuning peg 2 or 3 times? Or is it all scattered and over lapping itself?
If you answered yes to the first question I think you should take it to a tech and get it set up, tell him about your problem and maybe he can figure it out.


I don't wrap them round at all, i used to try and do that, but when it got to the B and E strings i used to have so many attempts at it that i would weaken the string and snap before the were even on! I guess practice huh? I understand that affecting the string at the tuning peg, however this time it snapped at the bridge, surely bad winding wouldn't cause them to snap at the bridge
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post Mar 12 2008, 12:41 AM
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I'll buy some more strings tommorow and i'll wind them round as you said and see if that makes any difference. I'll see if i can pick up some D'Addarios they seem to be popular among us. If this doesn't do it then i guess i have to bite the bullet and get my guitar setup and tell them what the problems are. If that doesn't do it.... i have no idea
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post Mar 12 2008, 02:01 AM
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Cool, it couldn't hurt to have them wrapped around a couple times.


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