Originally Posted by Donnie
Ok GitFiddle, I went and bought three sets of Ernie Ball strings. I wanted to try some different gauges so I got 10-42, 10 -52, and 11-46. Ill check those saddles when I change them. I believe my strumming technique is to blame, that what I was doing at the time. I did change tuning about three times before that though. I told My wife, "we cant have that string breaking thing going on, I need a guitar just for Drop tuning." She said she was going to suggest that very thing. : ) Anyone have suggestions on which set of strings to try?
Good show Donnie and Welcome to MLP.
You should be able to beat the hell out of your strings without breaking them, especially if they are tuned anywhere below standard tuning. Take a close look at your saddle and take Dolebludger's advice if you find anything.
You could take something like a cotton ball or Q-tip and drag it around the saddle where your string sits. If there is any tiny burr it should snag the cotton.
I think caring and maintaining a guitar is just as important as knowing how to play it. The singer in my band strums an acoustic on stage. He just plays until a string breaks, then has to take it to a shop the next day and gets just that string replaced.
One night at a gig, he broke a string. He just put it away for the rest of the night because he didn't know how to change it. I had a spare set of acoustic strings so I had to replace it during a break so he could keep playing. I took it home that night and put a whole new set of strings on it. I bet it still has that same set on it now.