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G String Keeps Breaking

#21 User is offline   FZ Fan 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

View Postjedzep, on 03 September 2017 - 08:47 AM, said:

Guess the obvious answer is something you'd expect a luthier to pin down, so...not so obvious. Sharp back side edge in the nut slots? String gauge too light for alt tunings?


Why would a string break when you tune it down from G to E.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:06 PM

I only had my "G" string break only one time, back in my younger days, but it was above my nuts, thanks to an over zealous lady friend. Speaking about guitars, I've had the windings of a G string wear down to the core on my spanish and Dobro guitar but never break. Any pedal guitarist will tell you how often they break strings with their tunings. You can only flex strings by retuning so many times. Your problem seems to be looking for a tuning so easy to play.... Get yourself several guitars and tune them to all different tunings you like, then after finding the right one, stick with it for 20 or so years, then you'll realize EADGBE is the tuning decided upon better than a century ago for some unknown reason. By the way, the episode I described in my first paragraph happened at age 15 years in 1957. It's nice to have memories. Good luck to you.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:12 PM

That's good advice D28, except there IS a reason for the EADGBE. The human hand can configure and reach all the scales and chords in a single grouping on the fingerboard. What freekin' genius figured that out?
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:48 PM

 jedzep, on 05 September 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

That's good advice D28, except there IS a reason for the EADGBE. The human hand can configure and reach all the scales and chords in a single grouping on the fingerboard. What freekin' genius figured that out?


Probably victory pete
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

We were told in school decades ago that "If you had 100 monkeys pounding on 100 typewriters, they would eventually produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare."
The Internet has proven this to be untrue.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:44 AM

 fortyearspickn, on 10 September 2017 - 06:43 AM, said:

We were told in school decades ago that "If you had 100 monkeys pounding on 100 typewriters, they would eventually produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare."
The Internet has proven this to be untrue.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

Way less monkeys required for a Taylor Swift hit
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:17 AM

 JWG4927, on 10 September 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

Way less monkeys required for a Taylor Swift hit


Ah but what about the legs
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