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timmymac
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« on: September 04, 2009, 10:18:32 AM »

I have been playing with light gauge strings for years and recently I started playing in a band and I have broke many strings. My question is should I try med gauge strings and or is it I am just playing to hard.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 06:06:12 AM »

Hi timmymac,

If you are using stage monitors, turn yourself up so you can hear yourself better.
If you are using an amplifier, turn yourself up or move the amplifier closer so you can hear yourself better.
If you are sitting/standing close to something else on stage that is acoustically loud (Drums???), try to get a little more distance.

Instead of hammering away at the Guitar, try to let the amplifiers do the heavy lifting.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 03:01:15 PM »

thanks I will try that.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 02:29:49 AM »

I agree. Same with singing: if you can't hear, you tend to punch your voice too loud, and wind up hurting something. Bump up the monitors!
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