We’ve all been there. You get a new set of guitar strings installed, get your intonation set perfectly, and then weeks or months down the line everything’s all screwed up…
Yes, they were heavy. But there are a lot of misconceptions about what gauges he actually played, and what he had to do to make them work on his guitar.
Much debate has been centered around his amplifiers, guitars, and pickups, but to sound like Billy, you have to play like Billy, and that starts with the strings.
How to spot the early warning signs that your guitar strings are on their last legs, so you have time to change them before they break mid-set.
Your guitar plays fine for days—even weeks—and then you get to the big show, it’s almost time for your solo, and your string breaks. It sucks. The good news is, by learning a bit about why strings break, we can learn how to prevent it.