Usually I never break strings but since I started using the gipsy picking technique I've broken a couple of low E strings. At the moment all I have to play on is a western guitar with regular strings. And it's not some kind of sharp thing on the guitar. Ofcourse the attack is much harder and louder although you don't really notice, since it's done with relative ease. I wonder what the reason is. Playing TOO hard? Or is it regular to break strings (I had them a while) in this style? Or is it because I'm playing the wrong strings?
Oh yeah, I'm going to buy a Gitane soon, but for now, all I have is a western guitar, yet I play exclusively Django-style jazz. Would I benefit from putting gipsy strings on the western guitar?