Guitar Strings are Breaking

I have gone through over 3 packs of strings the last couple of weeks.  I don’t know what has changed but suddenly my acoustic is more prone to breaking strings, and I am growing frustrated.

My technique hasn’t changed all that much, except that I play more rythym then lead lately.  Maybe I’m putting too much pressure on the strings.  I don’t know.  This isn’t cheap though.

Nothing sucks like getting in a groove and then having to change a string midway through an awesome song.  I can’t afford a setup fee right now, so I’m going to be left figuring this one through trial and error.  I even tried a heavier gauge, but that didn’t help.

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2 Responses to “Guitar Strings are Breaking”

  1. eric Says:

    can you figure out where they are breaking..? at the nut, tuner or saddle. look for sharp corners. if you re-stringing the guitar and you kink the string to get in into the tuner that will also create a weak spot. With a little deduction, you can figure it out. Strings don’t normally break in the along the span, but that’s not unheard of.

    I once had a string break in the middle of the night. it scared the crap out of me.

    BTW. Even though I’m a Charger fan, and I’m still nursing some wounds, I’m going to root for the Pats this Sunday…I’d like to see Saou get a SB ring

  2. metaljaybird Says:

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the advice. You know, I might be kinking the strings without realizing. This last string broke at the nut, but all others have broken at the bridge. It might be a combo of everything.

    You may be the only Chargers fan rooting for the Pats. In fact, most of America seems to be rooting for the underdog.

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