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Here's a new one, for me anyway.

I played a gig last Friday, and during my 12 string set, I broke a string while taking off my capo!

I just finished playing Hasn't Hit Me Yet, and I was taking off the capo when the G4 string broke at the tuning peg. How does that even happen? Thankfully it didn't hit me, and if it hasn't yet, I doubt it will.

Needless to say the tuning went haywire, and I had to play the rest of the set on my 6 string.

Any other odd string breaks out there?
 
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Back in the 80's, the bassist in our band broke his E string.
He's a finger man too.
 

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A bass break?!?! That is unusual!
 

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I'd check the tuning peg for any burrs, it happened to my melody maker. At first I thought it was just a bad string but sure enough there was a small burr right on the edge of hole where the string passes through.
 

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I'd check the tuning peg for any burrs, it happened to my melody maker. At first I thought it was just a bad string but sure enough there was a small burr right on the edge of hole where the string passes through.
That was my first thought too, but when I re-strung it, everything was fine. The strings were kinda old, so I'm going with that as the culprit.
 
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