Bending/Breaking strings on Acoustic

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Bending/Breaking strings on Acoustic

Postby bodiddley » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:06 am

Does any one else here do a lot of bending on the acoustic have problems with the strings breaking moreso than eletric?, esp. on the high E string? Damn I'm getting sick of changing those things.
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Postby 35FLA » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:50 am

that string can be the devil
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Postby BlobWeird » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:24 pm

I never have a problem with it on acoustic. Electric is a different story. But lately I never have a problem. Started usin Fat Bottom Skinny Tops by Ernie Ball. Great strings I think. I never break em :)
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Postby mutant_dan » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:33 pm

If the string is breaking at the nut, the slots might not be wide enough for the gauge string you are using.
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Postby bodiddley » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:48 pm

Is that the official name of those Ernie Balls? What's the size thickness on the high E?
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Postby LazyLightnin » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:39 pm

theres 7's and theres 9's. i usually prefer the 7's. make sure your gettin the tension out while your tuning up. keep stretchin those strings gently until they wont fall out of tune within a few strums.
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Postby bodiddley » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:18 pm

Ya, I know...thanks. I should have worded that better. I meant what thickness does he use/prefer?
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Postby BlobWeird » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:38 pm

I dont know what your talkin about but ive only ever seen one size for the skinny/fats

10-13-17-30-42-52

Those are the sizes. No 9 or 7
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Postby Django » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:38 am

I find I break acoustic strings mainly by pounding on them with the palm of my hand. I like palm muting and I guess I just get carried away and my palm is right above the edge of the saddle....
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Postby grateful4booze » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:46 am

I use mediums and don't do too much bending, so I don't have that problem.
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