My String Keeps Breaking

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    unknown-user on #167079

    I replaced about half the strings on my troubadour a few months ago and the only one that’s been giving me problems is my fifth octave C.

    Lynne Abbey-Lee on #167080

    If the string is breaking right at the peg, it could be that the hole the string goes through has a sharp edge or rough surface which cuts into the string and that’s why it keeps breaking. Slide one of those broken strings back and forth through the hole – can you tell if it’s catching on anything? If that’s the case, you would probably need some kind of small cylindrical metal file to smooth it out.

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