Curt Mangan strings...do they break easily?

GAT

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I bought some Curt Mangan strings and I've broken a couple strings already on two guitars. They are only about 10 days old, and I rarely break strings. :dunno
 
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joemesser

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Hey GAT, I love Mangan strings and have used them for a year or two now. I never break strings in general and the Mangan's have been no exception. I do change my strings once a week or so though.
 

BigViolin

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Well played Sir. :cool:

Big Mike's a dealer perhaps he knows if there has been any issues. Same as you, I can't hardly remember the last time I broke a string, must be something.

Same guitar, same spot?
 

realityczech

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Most likely a bad batch production thing. Which happens.
Given the ratio between happy campers and broken strings should not be a problem.
Logic dictates you would contact Curt first... but that would be silly.
 

GAT

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Most likely a bad batch production thing. Which happens.
Given the ratio between happy campers and broken strings should not be a problem.
Logic dictates you would contact Curt first... but that would be silly.
You again...

Not silly, just asking others about their experience.
 

GAT

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BTW, I put a set on my Collings I35 LC and broke one at the gig the next day, so they were brand new.

Then tonight in rehearsal I broke one on my my strat, those were about 10 days old and only about an hour.


No big deal, but I haven't broken a string in a couple years.

I'll call Curt and tell him about it.
 

big mike

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Not an issue I know of.
I rarely break a string unless they're a month old or something.
Could just be they don't agree with your body chemistry?
Where are they breaking on you?
 

GAT

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Both at the bridge.

I'll replace them and see if it happens again. I'm not heavy handed when I play.
 

JoeB63

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BTW, I put a set on my Collings I35 LC and broke one at the gig the next day, so they were brand new.

Then tonight in rehearsal I broke one on my my strat, those were about 10 days old and only about an hour.


No big deal, but I haven't broken a string in a couple years.

I'll call Curt and tell him about it.
Same thing happened to me. Bought a guitar from a friend that had a near-new set of Magnans on it. Broke a string at a gig a couple days later. That almost never happens to me. Back to D'Addarios.
 

reddgeetarzan

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Fixed or trem bridges? Check for burrs or irregularities? They do creep up on guitars, especially someone like you that plays them regularly.

Where at on the string- right at the ball end or at the angle of the bridge?

I've used them without any problems- I like them quite a bit.
 

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same with me. i never brake strings on any of my guitars but happened with these, the Mangans. on 2 different guitars. i have no idea what would be the problem

otherwise i really really liked them. one of the best strings i tried. but the hassle of getting them over here in Europe, made me change my mind
 

frickengruvin

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Great sounding strings to my ears. I just installed a .009-.042 round core solid nickel set on my Ric 360-12v64, and one of the treble "E" strings broke....at the bridge. Other than that occurance, I'm real happy with their performance to this point...
 

scottl

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I have used them for a couple years extensively. I have had no unusual string breakage issues. I am fairly heavy handed and use a 2MM pick too! I don't change them much either. Occasionally I snap the .11 E, but only if it is real old. No different than my experience with other brands.

EDIT: I have an endorsement with them and bought a box of packs a couple years ago. My strings are from that era.
 
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jms6668

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same with me. i never brake strings on any of my guitars but happened with these, the Mangans. on 2 different guitars. i have no idea what would be the problem

otherwise i really really liked them. one of the best strings i tried. but the hassle of getting them over here in Europe, made me change my mind
I was reluctant to post on here as I did not want to seemingly pile on dirt on a company that has been cool to me in my dealings with them; BUT:

I went on the road in Europe twice last year (3 weeks to a month each time, Fall and Spring, same 2 Les Pauls, same band, same music). First with D'addarios (my usual, on-the-road string brand. They don't break on me and are easy to find world-wide, just in case). With the D'add's, no problem, as expected.

As per being a TGP member, I dabbled in other companies when I had the time, and I really dug the Mangans. Ordered a box of 11-49's and hit the road again.

Well..... it was not a good experience, the most string breakage I have experienced on the road, by far. Mainly the D string. I contacted them when I got back and they set me a pack of D strings to compensate.

They sound and feel great, At home or in the studio, maybe they are not designed for the riguors of the road (like many boutique products that I have used)........ BTW, I realize 100% that it could have just been a bad batch, but I am not sure I want a repeat of that many on-stage string breaks again. Embarrassing.
 

Dana Olsen

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I've been using the 9.5's and the 10's, both in nickel wrap and pure nickel, for a couple years now.

I've never broken one, but like you GAT, I rarely break strings. I think the Mangan strings feel and sound great, and I like those guys too. They're my current favorites - I find they last longer for me too.

Thanks, Dana O.
 




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