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post Apr 30 2009, 07:52 PM
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its the second time it broke. i mean i bought 2 sets of elixir .10 with the special coating. i broke one e used the backup and broke it 2. all that before any other string needed replacing. i wonder if its even worth buying the elixirs what do you think?


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:18 PM
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just a coupla questions.....
Firstly, what Guitar is it? (ie. does it have a fixed bridge, vintage Tremolo or a Floyd Rose??)
Secondly, where is the string breaking? At the Bridge? At the tuning peg?
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post Apr 30 2009, 08:19 PM
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Check where it breaks, if there's something sharp that could wear it and cut it there.


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:21 PM
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Where did the strings break?


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:38 PM
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For guitar's such as the LTD, the fixed bridge trems have sharp notches on the saddles - it's common for string breakage with these things but it's easily fixed by taking off that sharp edge. But it may not be the case - could be something else. As everyone else has said, check where abouts the string breaks.


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:41 PM
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it broke in the middle. i think maybe 12 fret im not sure. but i just got my frets filed down

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post Apr 30 2009, 08:49 PM
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Well, they shouldn't just break... I'm using 0.9 elixirs and I only break the hi E when it's like 1 month old at least and I do have wide vibrato occasionally. Maybe the string is binding at the nut (this doesn't mean that it should break there, it can break at the middle). On my schecter I once had a setup that caused the hi E to break immediately. I guess you should try to adjust the string hight by the bridge.


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:55 PM
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QUOTE (vampire18 @ Apr 30 2009, 09:41 PM) *
it broke in the middle. i think maybe 12 fret im not sure. but i just got my frets filed down


did they both broke in the middle?

The fret could be a bit sharp for them. You should polish the frets possibly.

BTW, I also broke not 2 but 3 high E strings (guess what - 10-46 Elixir), and stopped using them.


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:56 PM
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its a month old. are you telling me that the life expectancy of a string?


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post Apr 30 2009, 08:57 PM
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i never breal elixirs, i have them for months at a time


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post Apr 30 2009, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE (vampire18 @ Apr 30 2009, 09:56 PM) *
its a month old. are you telling me that the life expectancy of a string?


Generally , you should change strings at least once per month , depends how much you play even once a week.


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post Apr 30 2009, 09:06 PM
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wow, thats a lot of money.
i dont think i can afford elixirs every month. not with the new guitar and podxt im planing to buy. any suggestions on less expensive strings?

how much do elixir 0.10 cost overseas? in israel they charge me about 25$

and what nanoweb and polyweb? i dont even know what i have i think poly cause they dont feel like normal strings

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post Apr 30 2009, 09:17 PM
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Rotosound - cheap, chearful.. so you can change strings often - and you get a two high E strings per pack smile.gif


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post Apr 30 2009, 09:58 PM
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Woah. I mean... I think the last time I broke a string was back in spring 2005, if I recall correctly. Almost never happens to me, and I don't change strings often, and I do dive bombs, large bends etc quite often.


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post Apr 30 2009, 09:59 PM
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what do you guys do to your strings!!!!


my string just broke after....2-3 months of active floyd rose play!!!


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post Apr 30 2009, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Apr 30 2009, 10:00 PM) *
Generally , you should change strings at least once per month , depends how much you play even once a week.

I have my first set of coated Elixir's on and they stay fresh for a lot longer than normal strings. I've had mine for three months now and they still sound teriffic, not dead like normal strings would.
They are expensive but seem to last longer. I have only played a couple times per week so it's not extremely many hours run into them though.


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post Apr 30 2009, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Apr 30 2009, 11:07 PM) *
I have my first set of coated Elixir's on and they stay fresh for a lot longer than normal strings. I've had mine for three months now and they still sound teriffic, not dead like normal strings would.
They are expensive but seem to last longer. I have only played a couple times per week so it's not extremely many hours run into them though.


Oh yeah with Elixirs that period of change prolongs because of special coating...But I don't know, maybe changing more often with cheaper strings sounds like better solution to me.

From cheaper strings ,I would recommend trying out Ernie Ball strings. They are very good!


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post Apr 30 2009, 10:20 PM
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The thing is, when you are playing at home, one set of Elixir can last a long time, and it's perfectly normal not to change them for couple of months (depending on the playing time) - they should be good. BUT Elixir strings are just like any other string underneath the coating - they will stretch and loose good sound and tuning properties after a while.
One thing tho - Elixirs should last more than one month, so this could be something with the guitar or couple of faulty sets. I suggest you try some other brand, and if you still experience breakage, then it's the guitar.

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post Apr 30 2009, 10:28 PM
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For me Elixir is nothing special, nay, I don't like it!
I use DR strings - they are really great smile.gif


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post Apr 30 2009, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (Piotr Kaczor @ Apr 30 2009, 11:28 PM) *
For me Elixir is nothing special, nay, I don't like it!
I use DR strings - they are really great smile.gif


Oh cool!! I intend to try out some DRs on my bass! smile.gif
Have you tried the color coated ones ?? Does the color stay on or it dissolves ?

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