No, it's just an Elixir thing. Every other brand is fine. Saddles are fine on my guitars as well. But you are right it's probably more from a heavy hand and a more fragile Elixir string.cohenj said:If you consistantly have a problem with particular strings breaking, the brand of strings that you are using are unlikely to be the cause. For the record, I have used Elixers on my electric and acoustic over the years and never broke a single string.
More likely causes are problems with your nut, bridge saddle or machine head (tuner). Try some graphite lubricant.
It is also conceivable that you just hit your strings too hard...
I've used the acoustic Nanowebs once in awhile and I broke one G string, but that set was on for a LONG time. I've got a pretty light touch though. OTOH, the main complaint that I've heard about them is string breakage. I find they sound duller than D'Addario Phospher Bronze, but that's not too big a deal to me.Jeff Flowerday said:Anyone else have reliability problems with them. G and D string breaking?
everyone bitches about ernie balls, they must play like animals though.imbackagain2 said:I have never heard of anyone having a problem with a specific make of strings. I would suggest what the other guy said but you know your shit so I don't know
I used to only use ernie balls(electric guitars) but then they started breaking, a lot. I don't play that hard(I don't think) and the EB were fine for years, untill one day. They just broke, next pack same thing. It kept happening so I switched to Dean Markley blue steels. Never broke one of those.Yerffej said:everyone bitches about ernie balls, they must play like animals though.
Elixers are ok. like good summer strings because they last better and stay cleaner, but they seriously sound like crap next to some bronze martins
If you don't have a heavy hand you'll be alright. I beat on mine pretty hard.Calgary Slim said:If they're craptacular, why does Larrivee install them on all their new guitars? Paid product placement, I guess?
Just bought a Larrivee last week; maybe I'll change the strings. Hmmm...
Choirboy said:Regardless, if you contact Elixir about the string breakage problem AND mention to them that you don't experience breakage when using other brands...they'll most likely send you a replacement set. QUOTE]
...i plan to test that theory soon. i had a high "e" string actually unravel at the ball end on friday night during the first set. at first the string just kept going out of tune - by half an octave! which had me scratching my head! then it just popped, so i took a close look. i'll send it off to them by mail and see what happens.
still, the elixir anti-rust brand is the only brand i will use on my electrics. they last for months whereas, thanks to my highly toxic perspiration, two nights is all i'll ever get out of a normal set.