How to change a string while playing

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Papa Joe, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    Look how easy it is..Sarah makes it look that way..
     
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  2. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    I thin I've seen SRV or someone else do it mid-song, but on a pedal steel while singing? She's Wonder Woman!
     
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  3. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-holic

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  4. Geode

    Geode Squier-Nut

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    I saw Townsend have a
    hissy-fit, screaming at a
    roadie to get him another
    axe & to change the string.
    Me.? Change a string.?
    Pick up another axe just
    off stage.? Me.? Sorry, I
    couldn't reach past my
    windmill or my ego..!!
     
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  5. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Why can't her tech just bring out a different pedal steel?
     
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  6. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    That's part of the act..And likely the only guitar she brought to the show..Steel players live in a different world then most people..
     
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  7. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

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    This is the video that came to mind for me too. Like a motherfriggin' boss!
     
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  8. Twostratsfornow

    Twostratsfornow Squier-Nut

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    Same one.
     
  9. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

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    Western Oregon
    Pretty nuts, I hate changing the unwrapped strings! When it’s happened to me I just live with one less string until the song ends, then change it before the next tune (or swap guitars). Luckily she wasn’t playing in a trio, there’d be a whole lot of empty soundscape while changing that string.
     
  10. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

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    Pretty amazing stuff, i couldnt get the packet opened within that time frame never mind changing a string too..
     
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  11. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

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    Yeah, I quoted your post. I was saying the video that you posted was what came to mind when the OP mentioned a string change. :eek::confused:
     
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  12. Twostratsfornow

    Twostratsfornow Squier-Nut

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    I missed that it was a quote, @mitch_cumsteen . “Duh” on my part. Sorry.
     
  13. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    I saw jr Brown break a string playing once, his bass player changed it mid song. Jr. never stopped playing.