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Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
22-Jan-04 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: Pre-stretching guitar strings
Subject: RE: Pre-stretching guitar strings
Related question...

Does anybody have a good sorta-scientific explanation for why a string sometimes breaks when its pitch is being lowered? I had a high E pop the other day while I was lowering it down to D for an alternate tuning. It's illogical, counterintuitive, and don't make no sense, but it happens all the time.

Bruce