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_tom_

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Snapped 2 strings last night even with String Savers?!
« on: May 27, 2007, 11:40:12 AM »
Had a gig last night (which didnt go too well, I made loads of mistakes :(), and somehow managed to snap 2 strings, 2 songs in a row! First the A in she's electric, then the G in rosalie.. very annoying, I havent snapped a string on this guitar in ages, and the strings are only 2-3 weeks old (normally last me a month or 2 before I decide to change them), so I cant think of any reason why they would go. Saddles arent sharp either  :? Maybe they were just duff strings or something?

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Snapped 2 strings last night even with String Savers?!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 12:23:20 PM »
Adrenaline, Tom!  :D  Just nerves and stress making you hit those strings harder.  I doubt it's anything to do with the strings or the guitar.

Way to go, I've never snapped an A or G string in my life.  Then again, I've never played a gig in my life either.
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Snapped 2 strings last night even with String Savers?!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 12:40:22 PM »
That is a real pain Tom.I have snapped strings over the years but in the days when I took just one guitar  to a gig, I was changing them more often to avoid the problem. Even if you have a spare, it is still a pain part way through a song. My Spare guitar is the one that I practice on-saving the wear on the strings on "no 1".
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Snapped 2 strings last night even with String Savers?!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 01:01:10 PM »
Maybe Phil, but I was fine at the gig before this, with no string snappage!

Yeah, 38th, it is a pain in the arse! I managed to change the A quickly but the G wouldnt come out of the tuner very easily so I gave up and switched to my Charvel (which was the worst guitar ever for playing Sweet Child o Mine solos, neck singlecoil sounds awful for that smooth lead tone :lol: Rebel Yell sounded good in it though!)

Also, I think I need to get some earplugs, my ears are really ringing today.

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 05:55:43 PM »
I always fit fresh strings before a gig.  2 to 3 week old strings which have been used quite a bit and got sweaty often go.  Usually by the bridg esaddle in my experience from palm muting.

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Snapped 2 strings last night even with String Savers?!
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007, 06:43:03 PM »
Could be a bad set of strings. I've had a couple of brand new strings that broke without a clear reason.
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