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Old 04-15-2011, 09:13 AM   #81 (permalink)
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I did manage to pop my high e string this weekend after only a month and half of having the strings on. But I figured it was going to happen as a lot SRV tunes are heavily focused on the bending of the high e. Just a change from the G breaking was cool in my book.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:34 AM   #82 (permalink)
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If you play a Guitar, Bass, Violin, Cello, Piano, or whatever other kinds of string instruments; how often do your string(s) break and which string breaks the most often?

I am a guitarist, for me strings only last 2 or 3 months, and the D string is always the first one to break. How about you guys?
I haven't broken a string in probably 10 years, I have learned the value of a good pro set up, good quality nut cut right is a biggy, having the saddles the right heightetc.....

but when I used to greak them mostly the D on the acoustic - Electric never really was bad for breaking them
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Heh... I just picked up my acoustic and broke the high E during tuning. Hadn't changed the strings in over a year. I guess it's time.

Got plenty more Martins. I'm just way, way too lazy.
(And I love the sound of worn, dirty strings. So awesomely lo-fi)
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:22 PM   #84 (permalink)
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(And I love the sound of worn, dirty strings. So awesomely lo-fi)
Actually, new strings on an acoustic are pretty heavenly. I like the feel of new strings on an electric, but they don't sound nearly as awesome till they're broken in.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I don't like the sound of new strings on an acoustic. The body of their sound is overshadowed by their sheen, and I like a mellow sound. Even fingerpicking on new strings, to me, is too bright.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I love the feel of old worn out strings, the sound of new strings is way too bright as Freebase said, unless on a Classical guitar, I love the sound of fresh nylon stings on a guitar!

My high e breaks every once in a while, string knicked me in the chin once, hurt like a bitch.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:45 AM   #87 (permalink)
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New strings on an acoustic sounds gorgeous to me but I can see that people might feel it's too bright. New strings on an electric need a bit of time before they're sounding their best.

Rarely break strings on my acoustics but so so so many times in the last two years have I broken the A or D string on my electric whilst playing with my band. Once I had to do a whole gig without an A string because it snapped as I was warming up and I can never afford to keep spares on me.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:44 AM   #88 (permalink)
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old strings are fine as long as they're not too old
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I'm new to strings, and I'm learning cello, but the school cello I use...the G string sound absolutely terrible. It takes like a year for the bow to finally grip the string. It doesn't have much play on the bridge either. Can't vibrate as well.
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old strings are fine as long as they're not too old
I agree. I only change my strings if the intonation becomes a problem due to stretching and such.
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