The ball breaks off the string when i tighten it

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by echo44, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. echo44

    echo44 Member

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    Hi
    I have a new martin ooo koa. martin recommends special lights
    they have an 11 on the e string. I went through ten packs today trying to string the guitar. every time I tighten the High e string the ball unravelled or popped off inside the guitar.Th pin staying in place. Finally gave up and switched out the e string with a different brand 12 gauge and it worked. Are the strings defective? The brand is Martin acoustic SP custom light.
     
  2. zombywoof

    zombywoof Member

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    In 55+ years I have never had that happen, even in the old days with Black Diamonds where the windings had a nasty habit unwinding. I would think it has to be either the way you are re-stringing or something inky with the strings.
     
  3. monty

    monty Member

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    +1, that isn't right. Were all 10 packs from the same box?
     
  4. G Man

    G Man Member

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    This is easily the craziest thing I have ever heard. I would have to say a manufacturer's defect.
     
  5. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    10 packs? That's impressive.
     

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