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strings breaking

Postby deltablues57 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:44 pm

I have an Epiphone ej200 that seems to have a problem. The D string seems to wear real bad at the 2nd fret. I have played about 1.5 hours on a new set of strings. The winding on the string has worn right thru on the 2nd fret. I have broken several strings at that spot. The fret is smooth no rough spots. I haved gently rubbed it with very fine sandpaper in case there were any burrs I could not feel. The problem is still happening. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?
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Re: strings breaking

Postby texas blues » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:08 pm

If its consistent exactly right on the 2nd fret, a jewelers glass most likely could reveal the culprit.
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Re: strings breaking

Postby rossfloss » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:33 am

That's bizarre how the fret is smooth and it is doing that. It wouldn't make sense for the problem to be anywhere on the guitar except that fret though.
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Re: strings breaking

Postby tinsmith » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:42 am

I had a problem, consistently, with the D string at the nut, when I used Elixers. This happened for at least a half a dozen sets. I changed to EXP's & the the problem went away.
I did check it out & there were no burrs, It never happen with any other sets of strings either, so, Elixers it t'was.
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