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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 DíAddrio strings. So frustrating. Guess I shouldíve waited until I had another cup of coffee before starting this. Oh wellÖback to guitar center I guess. Please tell me Iím not the only one whoís 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

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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.

Iíll admit I have done similar, but caught it before clipping. Probably couldnít find my reading glasses lol.

In addition, I always try (as Iím 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

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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 thatís the worst thing that happens to you today then I think youíre doing pretty good!

Kyle215 09-20-2021 09:30 AM

Iíve been known to get distracted while watching a ballgame and do silly things with stringsÖ

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.

bufflehead 09-20-2021 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by YamahaGuy (Post 6813900)
Good excuse to buy a mini/short scale guitar.

I was thinking that exactly. The OP just created a replacement set for a Little Martin. Now he has a good reason to purchase another guitar.

Dru Edwards 09-20-2021 11:52 AM

I think we've all had our stringing mishaps before. I know that I too put the A string where the E string goes once before, years ago. Not sure if it was related to coffee though.

Mbroady 09-20-2021 12:50 PM

Let that be the worst of your problems :)

wisedennis 09-20-2021 01:57 PM

Easy,

Buy a smaller size guitar that can use the string.

Br1ck 09-20-2021 02:38 PM

You can buy single strings from a few sources. I can get one from Gryphon if I need to.

EZYPIKINS 09-20-2021 02:42 PM

Line forms to the left.

joeappel 09-20-2021 02:52 PM

You're not the only one :)

Pdubs76 09-20-2021 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llew (Post 6813713)
Add me to the list of those who've done it too. It is frustrating. Hopefully you've got extra strings.

I did but they were a different brand and the lights when I needed a medium. No worries. I was able to swing by GC and grab another set. Iíll be sure to do it right this time!

Pdubs76 09-20-2021 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sevenpalms (Post 6813808)
If thatís the worst thing that happens to you today then I think youíre doing pretty good!

Actually, I had some good luck for the remainder of the day, so itís all good.:)

Pdubs76 09-20-2021 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EZYPIKINS (Post 6814050)
Line forms to the left.

Ok, Iíd better get back in line then.:D

Pdubs76 09-20-2021 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dotneck (Post 6813834)
Remember when you could buy single strings at the LGS?

I checked at GC. No such luck.

Pdubs76 09-20-2021 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bufflehead (Post 6813904)
I was thinking that exactly. The OP just created a replacement set for a Little Martin. Now he has a good reason to purchase another guitar.

Well..I came close to buying another today while I was picking up a new set of strings. Luckily I had enough self discipline to get myself out of there with only the strings. Next time will be a different story.

Acousticado 09-20-2021 03:50 PM

Stuff happens and I appreciate how. In my 46 years of playing, Iíve been lucky that Iíve never made a stringing mistake.

Sponserv 09-20-2021 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pdubs76 (Post 6813651)
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 DíAddrio strings. So frustrating. Guess I shouldíve waited until I had another cup of coffee before starting this. Oh wellÖback to guitar center I guess. Please tell me Iím not the only one whoís done this!

LMAO. Do you really think this is the most egregious stringing faux pas you could have? As you will find EVERYONE has a stringing mistake story. From the rookies to the pros. Stuff happens. Thanks for starting the thread though. Lots of good posts.

Sponserv 09-20-2021 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Acousticado (Post 6814102)
Stuff happens and I appreciate how. In my 46 years of playing, Iíve been lucky that Iíve never made a stringing mistake.

Ooops....I stand corrected. LOL


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