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Pdubs76 09-20-2021 05:52 AM

Really wanna slap myself right now!
 
Started restringing my guitar and like a complete idiot, I put the A string where the E string goes. Already clipped it too, so just wasted a set of premium D’Addrio strings. So frustrating. Guess I should’ve waited until I had another cup of coffee before starting this. Oh well…back to guitar center I guess. Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s done this!

Brucebubs 09-20-2021 05:57 AM

ooops!

https://i.imgur.com/8yflZLSh.jpg

stokes1971 09-20-2021 06:01 AM

Some reason you cant still use it in the proper position?

PapaC 09-20-2021 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stokes1971 (Post 6813657)
Some reason you cant still use it in the proper position?

Probably not long enough now to reach he A peg.

I’ll admit I have done similar, but caught it before clipping. Probably couldn’t find my reading glasses lol.

In addition, I always try (as I’m sure you do), to have a few extra sets handy.

Any way, yeah frustrating and a lesson learned. Sounds like you have the right attitude about it. Laugh it off, and move on. :)

rllink 09-20-2021 07:34 AM

Not that specifically, but one time I wasn't paying attention and tried to tune the low E to the the higher octave and a third of the way there it snapped. A true testament to how well the bridge was glued down.

llew 09-20-2021 07:35 AM

Add me to the list of those who've done it too. It is frustrating. Hopefully you've got extra strings.

TBman 09-20-2021 07:46 AM

One time I clipped a string at its post, instead of the post above.

Stuff happens.

Peter Z 09-20-2021 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBman (Post 6813727)
One time I clipped a string at its post, instead of the post above.

Stuff happens.

I almost forgot that experience - till I read this! You had to write it, right? :lol:

rmp 09-20-2021 07:58 AM

yea,, who hasn't done this at least a few times?

llew 09-20-2021 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBman (Post 6813727)
One time I clipped a string at its post, instead of the post above.

Stuff happens.

I think the optimal words in your post Barry are "one time". I've not done it since and I think it was partially due to the fact that I was in a hurry. Like the old carpenter adage...measure twice...cut once!:D

hairpuller 09-20-2021 09:17 AM

Sheepishly raises hand. Thankfully I've only done it once <knocks on wood>.

sevenpalms 09-20-2021 09:21 AM

If that’s the worst thing that happens to you today then I think you’re doing pretty good!

Kyle215 09-20-2021 09:30 AM

I’ve been known to get distracted while watching a ballgame and do silly things with strings…

Dotneck 09-20-2021 09:53 AM

Remember when you could buy single strings at the LGS?

YamahaGuy 09-20-2021 11:28 AM

Good excuse to buy a mini/short scale guitar.

I've done it many times. That's why I have spare sets on hand. I donate the other 5 to my on-hand single spares.


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