Guitar strings

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  1. Ja_ma_lo

    Ja_ma_lo Squier Talker

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    18
    Mar 13, 2021
    FL
    I cut all of my strings, and then I was putting new ones in, I effing broke my strings I winded too tight, tried locking the string by looping and pulling over. But now There are no strings on my squier and I have to wait at least 6-8 hours to go to gc and put them back on
     
  2. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Lesson learned.

    Buy extra sets of strings when you go to the store.
     
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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I have a few "5-packs" that are missing the B string. :(
     
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  4. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    I suspect that most of us have at least one or two sets like that.
     
  5. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I always have extra. Just buy a 5 or 10 pack of Musicians Gear strings from MF.
     
  6. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Nut

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    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    Lesson learned?
    When you get down to your last pack or two...time to get more
     
  7. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2016
    Chicago adjacent
    Heh. Yeah.

    I’ve got a plastic bucket full of the remains. Anyone need like twenty 42s? :-/

    EDIT: It occurs to me just now that I should make friends with a Djent player. S/he can take the low extras and I’ll take the high.
     
  8. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    That reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in the early '60s. My Sears acoustic abomination had a broken high E string. At the time the closest music store that I knew of that carried strings was 25 miles away and we only went there about once a month. So I waited and when we went I bought a single high E string.

    My dad said, "Shouldn't you buy another in case this one breaks?"

    I said, "Nope, I will be careful."

    So of course after we got home I put the string on ... tuned it up ... and yes, it broke.

    However, I somehow found out that, of all places, a local card shop carried individual Black Diamond strings. The shop was only about three blocks away so I got my strings there.

    So, yes, always have a spare. Actually a spare for your spare.
     
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  9. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    I have nylon string acoustic guitars, steel string electric guitars, steel string acoustic guitars, even a bass! Except for the bass (has anyone ever broken a bass string?) I have multiple sets of spares for each type.
     
  10. VealCutlet

    VealCutlet Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Brookyn, NYC
    I saw a bassist break a string at a bar gig, and his buddy changed the string while the bassist was still playing the instrument. I think the band was doing a cover of Cream's version of Crossroads.

    I have broken 4 D strings on my nylon guitar in the past 6 months. Just the D string. I currently have 2 sets of strings lying around with no D string. Something must be wrong with the nut or bridge.
     
  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

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    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    My 5 sting pack collection far exceeds my guitar collection...o_O
     
  12. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    Does anybody remember when Gretsch string packages came with spares for the high E and B strings? (1965 or so)
     
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  13. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Wind them very carefully and slowly as not to over-tighten them. Its a newbie error, you learned a valuable lesson just now, it may never happen again Grasshopper.
     
  14. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    Last time I broke a string while playing was in 1960-61 when I was 13-14 years old.
    Only ones since then were a couple that broke during string changes at the wraps on the ball end before I got them up to pitch. Both from the same 10 pack. Had to have been a bad batch. Both happened the same day on two different guitars. Manufacturer replaced both sets.
     
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  15. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    66
    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    The only string I ever break is the high E, and even rarely that one. It's usually when I put new pickups in a guitar and try to use the same set of strings instead of putting a new set on. So, whenever I buy strings online, I also get a 10 pack of Daddario 9s
     
  16. Eddd

    Eddd Squier-Nut

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    Nov 20, 2019
    Canada
    Buy some “singles” of the high “E” or whatever you happen to break most often.Most shops carry singles for that reason.
     
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  17. Ja_ma_lo

    Ja_ma_lo Squier Talker

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    Mar 13, 2021
    FL
    UPDATE: I bought 2 packs of earnie ball 10s and didn’t try locking the string fancy style and made sure I had enough slack, easy as pie for my first string change, after the fact of breaking 3 strings
     
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  18. Ja_ma_lo

    Ja_ma_lo Squier Talker

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    18
    Mar 13, 2021
    FL
    You are right, i learned my lesson and did it perfectly my second time around.
     
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  19. Crocketgsxr6

    Crocketgsxr6 Squier Talker

    10
    Mar 8, 2021
    USA
    i feel your pain, I just did this whit my acoustic and had to wait the a few days for the store to be open. it sucks but it happens to us all
     
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  20. metalmerchant

    metalmerchant Squier-Nut

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    Mar 25, 2011
    cornwall UK
    After a similar miss-hap to the op re-stringing back years ago, I soon learned not to cut off the old strings just unwind. Then if you bust a new one, you have a fair chance of re-using the old string to get by short term.
     
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