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Old 09-20-2021, 05:52 AM
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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!
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:57 AM
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Some reason you cant still use it in the proper position?
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Old 09-20-2021, 06:42 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:35 AM
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Add me to the list of those who've done it too. It is frustrating. Hopefully you've got extra strings.
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One time I clipped a string at its post, instead of the post above.

Stuff happens.
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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?
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yea,, who hasn't done this at least a few times?
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Old 09-20-2021, 08:06 AM
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One time I clipped a string at its post, instead of the post above.

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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!
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Sheepishly raises hand. Thankfully I've only done it once <knocks on wood>.
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If that’s the worst thing that happens to you today then I think you’re doing pretty good!
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I’ve been known to get distracted while watching a ballgame and do silly things with strings…
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Remember when you could buy single strings at the LGS?
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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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