Alright so now we have cool profiles and blogs. Wooh. Let's just not turn into some shitty social networking site. Anyway, is it just me or do you people break a lot of strings too? Should I be breaking them after only a month or two of usage? I play daily but not for very long. Usually an hour or so. My buddy seems to think it might be because I use such a heavy gauge (12-56) and only tuning (my ESP) to D standard and Drop C.
I'm not too sure what to make of it but I wish they wouldn't break so much. It doesn't exactly make sense. I went to a heavier gauge because I was breaking 10s and 11s even more. Ive been thinking of going back to 11s and maybe being a little easier on them. Half the time it's my own fault anyway for pulling the whammy bar too high or bending too much. They seem to wear down pretty easy. I've thought of using bass strings but that'd sound horrible. Anybody got any ideas?
i'm guessing if you're playing a lot of kick-ass rock 'n' roll, you're gonna break a few strings. try stretching them every day and washing your hands before you play, dirty strings sound shitty and snap when you bend 'em