I have been playing along with a couple of Pavement songs which are in DADABE tuning, so that the G string has to be tuned one tone higher to an A. It has happened to me in the past to do something similar with no problems, but this time the G string broke twice in one week, so after tuning up just a handful of times.
I was very surprised by this, and I am wondering what is going on. Surely it is possible to tune the guitar like that, so maybe I made the wrong choice of strings, or did something else wrong?
For completeness, I own an Ibanez AEG acoustic guitar, and the two G strings which broke were the following brands: Ernie Ball Medium Light Bronze Aluminium - Calibre 12-54 (24 for the G) D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze
I know next to nothing about guitar strings, so I thought there might be some strings that are better suited to these kind of tunings, like thicker or of some other material. Also I wonder if the second time it broke because it was new, and I tuned it higher than its supposed to go on the same day. Can't find any relevant info on the web.