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Old 01-03-2011, 05:29 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hmm beats me then..I saw SRV break them quite often so I just thought it was part of that style. But im an expert of nothing.
SRV wasn't exactly know for taking care of his gear, to be fair. its easily possible he just had saddle problems.

That, and he really dug into the strings like a man posessed.

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Old 01-03-2011, 05:32 PM   #32 (permalink)
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SRV wasn't exactly know for taking care of his gear, to be fair. its easily possible he just had saddle problems.

That, and he really dug into the strings like a man posessed.

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Very true. Had been known to replace the necks on his strats as well.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:33 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Very true. Had been known to replace the necks on his strats as well.
he was also known to put crazy glue on his fingertips then tear flesh out of his right forearm to fill out his callouses because he refused to play on anything but heavy gauge strings.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
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he was also known to put crazy glue on his fingertips then tear flesh out of his right forearm to fill out his callouses because he refused to play on anything but heavy gauge strings.
Didnt he insist on using insanely high action as well?
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:39 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Didnt he insist on using insanely high action as well?
Yep. Stevie basically didn't give a **** for his forearm muscles, he just abused himself as much as his guitars.

But when the results sound that damn good, who can argue?

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Yep. Stevie basically didn't give a **** for his forearm muscles, he just abused himself as much as his guitars.

But when the results sound that damn good, who can argue?

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I have to wonder though, how much of his sound was the strings and action, and how much was the fact he was playing with an insane amount of high end gear.

Also I love the fact he used Marshies for cleans and Fenders for dirty sounds.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I'm actually a big fan of fender distortion, its got some weird magic to it. Marshalls for cleans, well there I have to say I'm not a big fan, but they can sound pretty good if you get em right.
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ohhhh on my acoustic and my electirc , the high e stirng (high note) breaks all the time thats like freaking ennoying :S
if it's always at the same spot then that's your problem area. either you have a burr in the saddle or in the hole within the tuning peg. some fine grit sandpaper or metal file to smooth out the spot should do the trick.
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Usually it's my A string on my bass. Doesn't help I play slap-bass and go through strings like they're going out of fashion.
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Usually it's my A string on my bass. Doesn't help I play slap-bass and go through strings like they're going out of fashion.
style doesn't matter. you don't need to hit your strings THAT hard. i used to pop my low-E often enough when i was in my slapping phase back in the day, exact same issue as with an electric guitar. burr in the saddle. a little spot of sandpaper later and i haven't broken a string on that bass in the decade since.
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