The variax 69 is my first guitar with a tremolo bar. I didn't recognize that it also came with string locks until my strings began breaking. I've had the guitar about 4 months, playing it probably 2-4 hours a week and over the last week, 4 of the strings have broken. I know that some players change their strings all the time, but is there a way to keep from going through 3-4 sets a year?
Also, I've restrung in the fashion I was taught, 2-3 winds around the post and I understand that for locking tuners, I should pull the string straight through the post, lock it down and cut off the excess. supposedly tuning is more accurate. Any suggestions?