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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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String Problem! Help!

I have a RG570 with Edge Tremolo , GHS Boomers (0.9-0.46) , tune in E and use the trem bar a lot
My strings dont last more than 1 week , i mean they get cut...and well..thats the problem. I tried some GHS LOCK END with the same Gauge but i found they were the same boomers with the ball cutted...
So i if anyone can help me out i will appreciate it
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If you bend a coat hanger 1000 times in 2 directions what happens? Why would you expect a fine wire to last any longer?
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Well....i expected a more tecnical answer....maybe some problem on the bridge, the brand of the strings .....anyway thanks!
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OK, it's called metal fatigue
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And you dont know some strings especially made to resist the "metal fatigue"Or if some brand last more than other?
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Hello mate - let me start by saying tht I'm no tech!

I gig and rehearse regularly (about 10-12 hours of play on each guitar each week) and am using Dadarrio XL120's. I tend to find the strings (usually top E and B) snap at the bridge after about 1 month.

I used to (many years ago) think this was excessive, but it's really pretty normal and dependent on how much abuse you give the strings. You have to remember that there is a contact point where the string hits the bridge saddles and this is going to cause wear and tear every time the string moves. Good old sweat and other atmospheric stuff will also have an impact on how long the strings will last (which is why many people wipe down the strings after playing or - in the case of a gig where you will tend to sweat more - inbetween every few songs)

The only thing I would suggest checking is that the saddles haven't worn or become rough around the contact point, which could be speeding up the string degradation. If you find this to be the case, I would suggest getting your guitar along to a good tech to sort it out.

Hope you work it out soon!
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