- Mar 2, 2010
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OK, so here's my oddball question for the week. I have stock Klusons on a '90 reissue, and I use 9 through 42 D'Addario Strings. I have been having a problem with the strings breaking at the tuners (??). I tie my strings off at the tuner end by running them around the peg, through the hole, then folding them back around the string a half turn so it sinches the string as it wraps around the post (learned this trick from the inside of a string pack some years ago). I typically have no more than a single wrap around the post. This acts as a poor mans locking tuner, and has helped to keep my guitars without locking tuners in tune for many years. I think it may though be the culprit for why the strings are breaking. The problem has been most common with the high E and B strings. I filed and fine sanded around the holes through the pegs to try and remove any sharp edges, but it's still an issue. So my question is, are any of you having this problem and if not, how are you wrapping your strings? I can't believe I'm asking this, but it would be interesting to see what's working.