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    So, today I finally get around to ordering myself new strings for my acoustic, after my G-string broke about a month ago. I start slowly turning the machinehead on the G-string after securing the peg in the soundbox properly and *SNAP*. Needless to say I'm more than annoyed, could it be a bad batch of strings or do you think it's more than a co-incidence that it's the G-string that has snapped again before I've even started playing?
    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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    It is often useful to attempt to adjust new strings in stages, starting with the strings at a lower "off pitch" and allowing them to "stretch" for awhile before tightening them down further. It might be an issue of how "high" a pitch you have on your strings and whether or not you were attempting to tune the string to a "relative" pitch, compared to the other strings, or to some "pitch" tool, which gives a more "absolute" pitch to attempt to reach. I understand, from those who play more frequently than I do, that "quality" of the strings can also vary significantly.

    That's why I actually prefer playing my electronic keyboard, which has a "touch sensitive" keyboard, rather than my "real" piano. It never breaks a string and doesn't go out of tune. One can also play it at 3:00 a.m. with earphones, without disturbing anyone else who might prefer to be sleeping at that hour.

    Regards,
    Slappy

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    • #3
      lol guitar is fun

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      • #4
        Originally posted by slappy View Post
        It is often useful to attempt to adjust new strings in stages, starting with the strings at a lower "off pitch" and allowing them to "stretch" for awhile before tightening them down further. It might be an issue of how "high" a pitch you have on your strings and whether or not you were attempting to tune the string to a "relative" pitch, compared to the other strings, or to some "pitch" tool, which gives a more "absolute" pitch to attempt to reach. I understand, from those who play more frequently than I do, that "quality" of the strings can also vary significantly.

        That's why I actually prefer playing my electronic keyboard, which has a "touch sensitive" keyboard, rather than my "real" piano. It never breaks a string and doesn't go out of tune. One can also play it at 3:00 a.m. with earphones, without disturbing anyone else who might prefer to be sleeping at that hour.

        Regards,
        Hey slappy, I always spend about 2-3mins on each string slowly tuning them up to stop things like this happening. And they're really good strings (Elixir POLYWEB Custom Light). I've restrung my guitar more times than I can remember, as I'm very picky over the sound quality and the wear-and-tear of my strings.
        Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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        • #5
          I hate it when G-strings snap. But maybe I'm thinking of different G-strings.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
            I hate it when G-strings snap. But maybe I'm thinking of different G-strings.
            You thought Dean C's Gstring snapped? omg steve, roflmao You made my day

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            • #7
              based on his first post it looks like he's breaking a lot of g-strings but he bought an entire batch this time so he should survive. I think pyro on vbfans has this same problem, he goes through a lot of g-strings too

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                I hate it when G-strings snap. But maybe I'm thinking of different G-strings.

                Is that a wind instrument ?
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                • #9
                  I guess what I'm asking is would I have a chance of trying to get the company to send me another set out for free. I'm so sure this is a bad batch as I've never had this happened before.
                  Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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                  • #10
                    It's worth a call or email to ask. The worst they can say is "no."

                    Regards,
                    Slappy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                      I hate it when G-strings snap. But maybe I'm thinking of different G-strings.
                      Do you think you could get the company to insure those too? I imagine one of those snapping could be a bit...awkward. If you ever scream during phone support, atleast we'll know what happened.

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