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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2004, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Breaking the high E string!!!

Thats really weird. when i restring my jem7v, I always break the high E string, it never heappened with me on my old guitars (non ibanez). i use 0.09 d'addario strings. they break near the locking nut position. what do u think is the problem? i restring them with a tuner on, so there is no way that i am overstretching the strings.
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Is it breaking when tightening the pads? Just stretching? How or what?
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it breaks while tuning it before putting the pads. maybe the nut is too sharp?
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you sure you're not tuning it an octave high? ...glen
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sure man! i've been playing guitar for 10 years!
i actually noticed that the nut's corner is very sharp, could it be the problem?
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you could play for decades and with a floater lose track obviously there is a burr/sharp edge somewhere if you're tuning it correctly. remove the string and examine it at the nut & saddle, then you'll have to sand it smooth if there is a burr... glen
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Odd to be breaking just simply tuning though, under stretching it would be a more obvious choice.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2004, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Its really odd! lol, the nut on my Yamaha rgx has a "U" shape while on the Jem its Sharp "V" shape. maybe its acting like scissors.
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