Re: Breaking Strings: A Regular Occurrence?
Jeff, for what it's worth here is my experience. When I first started playing mandolin I broke strings very regularily. I had some instruction from John Reischman and he suggested I go to a heavy pick. I was using very flexible light picks and putting energy into the pick would bend the pick causing the pick to go deeper into the strings. Then the strings would invariably break at the bridge. Once I started using a heavy pick (stiffer) and got my technique better I never break strings anymore (and I play loud when necessary). Just a thought.
'52 Martin D-18, Taylor 510, Heiden A , Eastman 805E