tkoehler1 wrote: ↑
Tue May 30, 2017 12:14 am
So I was sitting outside today minding my own business when BOING!!!! my A string breaks on my 10 string. This is the 3rd time in 5 months!!!
So am I doing something wrong? Is a 10 string that much different from a 6 string? Oddly the stings keep breaking at the bridge, not the head stock. Am I just cursed?
I agree with David Norton. Probably there's a sharp edge on top of the saddle. Examine it with a magnifying glass, and if it's too sharp, round it off a little(!!!) with fine sanding paper. Alternatively, there might be a problem with how you tie the strings to the tieing block. Maybe the stretch of string that is over the top of the block exerts too much force on the point where it loops under the tight string. In this case, relax the loop a little so that the breaking point can lower towards the bridge. In any case, the problem is that the winding on the string changes direction too suddenly. It then opens up exposing the nylon filaments inside. The rest is just a question of time.