Squier Strat, my high E string snapped yesterday, so I replaced all strings.
I used Ernie Ball's Beefy Slinky (2627) with following gauge numbers:
- E (11)
- B (15)
- G (22p)
- D (30)
- A (42)
- E (54)
When tuning, I found a LOT of resistance from the strings when tuning to standard EADGBE. My gut told me that something's off, and I saw the bridge lifting up all the way. Immediately relaxed pressure by loosening the strings, to not damage it.
My guess: I used the incorrect gauge (Guy at guitar center suggested 2627 Beefy Slinky). Please do offer your suggestions.