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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / I never break strings!

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Pueblo, Co

illegal is a sick bird....
Jan 3rd, 2018 04:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I change them pretty often so when my high E string broke on my thinline (New frets, new strings) I was pretty surprised.

The string barrel thing came unwound for some reason.. Fender 250R's probably been on the shelf for years before I bought them.

That is all I have to report but I will update as soon as I have another bit of useless info.

Carry on. Oh, the rosewood neck is slow going but I am lovin every minute of it...lovin...

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jan 3rd, 2018 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

"The string barrel thing came unwound for some reason.. "

That's why should only twirl your guitar in a clockwise direction.

You're lucky all six didn't unwind simultaneously.
You could have lost an eye!

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Santee CA

I forgot my tagline
Jan 3rd, 2018 06:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I never slice"

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Curled up

in the fecal position
Jan 3rd, 2018 08:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I never quote Loverboy lyrics."


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Pueblo, Co

illegal is a sick bird....
Jan 3rd, 2018 10:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oh my, did I say that?

FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
Jan 3rd, 2018 11:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I pretty much only break them putting them on.

Hell, I have a new seven string with the high E to the original high A tuning...without incident.

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England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Jan 4th, 2018 04:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never broken a string on stage in 40 years of playing.

It's bound to happen now ;-)

I use 9's, but used to use 8's

Our other guitarist has broken a string during our last 2 gigs.

A couple of years ago I saw a pro touring band with 4 acoustic guitarists snap a string in their first 4 (maybe 5) songs. The chances of that happening must be astronomical.

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Get out of the line, climb the stairs.
Jan 5th, 2018 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I never drop a Pick! But my last gig I happened to mention that to the keyboard player, 1/2 way through the first set....

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