Arker wrote:Leo wrote:Recent problems with any breakage of Aquila strings have not involved the Alabastro (nylgut) strings. In fact someone has said on this forum that he keeps his nylgut trebles on his guitar for over a year regularly.
Yes I saw that.
This is what I was referring to (taken from a commercial site selling these particular strings:)IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INFORMATION:
Nylgut is a completely different material than nylon and needs a bit of extra care during installation because of its soft surface and different molecular structure.
First check that the string channels in the nut are rounded and have no sharp edges, especially the lower edges facing the fingerboard. Because the string approaches from a slightly downward angle, if that edge is sharp the string can hang up on it, create a burr and break. It needs to be just slightly radiused, and this procedure can be done with very fine sand paper and an old string, or a small round file. Some makers ignore this because Nylon strings are very hard and can withstand a poor set up. Sometimes bridge saddle edges on the tying side are sharp as well and should be radiused slightly with fine sandpaper.
It is good to help the strings over the nut by lifting them slightly right at the nut as you tune up.
So I am not referring to them just 'breaking' but the worry that a sharp edge on the nut or bridge/saddle area might need to be smoothed to avoid damaging them during installation.
Is this not accurate?
Don't know, I guess I don"t have any sharp edge on my nut or saddle, and I have not had any breakage or damage issue.