I was doing a string bend on the high E of my Gitane D500 (w/ Argentine .11s loop ends) and the string loosened up. So I tried tightening it and while the tuners turned easy, the string tightened very slowly. I was afraid that I had a case of faulty tuners that I'd heard about with Gitanes. Then, after much too much turning and not enough string tension, the string snapped at the loop. What happened?
Thanks in advance.