Originally Posted by DeadDiscoDildo
I use thin strings and have a great guitar tone.
Amp and EQ settings are most important.
Good tone is also relative to taste.
Breaking strings just means you play hard.
I throw my guitar around quite a bit though.
Amp/ EQ is important, certainly, but I really think that how you attack the string makes a massive difference. I play really fucking hard
but I never break strings. Honestly, it's to do with how you attack a string. It's like drum cymbals - you can hit them really fucking hard, but there's ways of hitting them so you get a bigger sound for less stress on the surface. My guitar's been dragged around enough stages, over the years. It's a bit fucked, but not from string attack. Tone is definitely relative to taste, but thinner gauges will always sound tinny and crap, to my ear.