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My guitar's high E string keeps snapping at the tuning peg

Also agree with Tim. If you can't find a champher drill bit, if you can see a sharp edge, use a fractional drill bit and by hand use it to remove any sharp edges and deburr. Also are you using a known ...
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I'm having issues intonating my old electric guitar, my acoustic is apparently not intonated but it sounds fine?

It is important that before you even try and set your intonation you make sure that the truss rod and neck relief are properly set with the guitar under string tension because a poorly adjusted truss ...
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My guitar's high E string keeps snapping at the tuning peg

Seems like the hole the string goes through has sharp edges. Use a tool which is designed to create chamfers for screws, to smooth the rough edges - (a countersinker). Use 3-4 turns of string around ...
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How to not pull string down while pressing it

It's actually very good that you are noticing this as a beginner and that it bothers you. It is common issue and it takes some targeted practice to limit this. But first of all I'd start from looking ...
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I want a high A string for classical guitar

The standard B tuning on a 7 string only tunes the G string a half tone down to a F#. This gives you in essence a B to B instrument with a high E added. This is basically a baritone tuning on a ...
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I want a high A string for classical guitar

I guess one thing you might look into (but not do this without a consultation with someone who really understands this, which isn't me!) is whether a string intended for a different instrument might ...
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How to not pull string down while pressing it

This is common for beginners, especially on the low strings. There is not a specific name for it. My observation after teaching many beginners is that people sometimes tend to think of pressing down a ...
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E1 gradually goes flat as I move up the fretboard

aTreble has the right solution; replace the string. I've been fixing and building guitars for almost 30 years, and I didn't come across this problem until a few years ago. A customer brought me a MIM ...
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E1 gradually goes flat as I move up the fretboard

Nut slot not deep enough, fretting is pulling the string too far down. Fret at 3 and check clearance of string to fret 1.
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