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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby shufflebeat » Tue May 05, 2020 2:29 pm

garrettendi wrote:
shufflebeat wrote:You're changing them anyway so don't fret too much about it [comedy trumpet sound].

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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby Music Wolf » Tue May 05, 2020 3:53 pm

garrettendi wrote:
Kwackman wrote:
garrettendi wrote:I use Regular Slinkies :thumbdown:
Ernie Ball sell single "10" strings, available in several places including on-line

Aha! I did not know that!

And you'll be happy to learn that, unlike toilet rolls and hand sanitiser, guitar strings are not being rationed during lockdown meaning that you can buy two sets so that, next time your guitar needs restringing, you won't have an excuse not to ;)

Oh, and having a new guitar (or a new baby) is no excuse for not playing your Telecaster for six months. Since it's a first offence we'll allow you to go on a 'Telecaster Awarness Course' rather than face a fine and points on your guitarist's licence. Don't let it happen again.
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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby garrettendi » Tue May 05, 2020 3:55 pm

My wife isn't an electric player but she pretty much said the same thing last night. I was going to get my new guitar setup for Drop-C so she suggested that to encourage me to play the Telecaster more, have that one be my Drop-C axe, then I have reasons to play both.

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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby MOF » Tue May 05, 2020 5:43 pm

the high E is also known as the first string and it's the highest pitched/thinnest string.

That seems wrong to me (though I know you’re correct), the string closest to you, the first one you’ll strike when playing a chord is number six, should be number one in my book.
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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby Music Wolf » Tue May 05, 2020 5:50 pm

MOF wrote:
the high E is also known as the first string and it's the highest pitched/thinnest string.

That seems wrong to me (though I know you’re correct), the string closest to you, the first one you’ll strike when playing a chord is number six, should be number one in my book.

It always bemuses me. 'Top' or 'High' E would, to me, suggest highest pitch but to others it would mean furthest from the floor (as in 'top shelf'). I have a similar confusion regarding the five blade switch on a Strat. Is position #1 the bridge or the neck pickup? I think that I'm aligned with Fender (1 = bridge) but I've heard other people talk about it the other way around.
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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue May 05, 2020 6:15 pm

Music Wolf wrote:
MOF wrote:
the high E is also known as the first string and it's the highest pitched/thinnest string.

That seems wrong to me (though I know you’re correct), the string closest to you, the first one you’ll strike when playing a chord is number six, should be number one in my book.

It always bemuses me. 'Top' or 'High' E would, to me, suggest highest pitch but to others it would mean furthest from the floor (as in 'top shelf'). I have a similar confusion regarding the five blade switch on a Strat. Is position #1 the bridge or the neck pickup? I think that I'm aligned with Fender (1 = bridge) but I've heard other people talk about it the other way around.

You know, I haven't given it a thought for years (probably 40+) 'cos it just 'is' :smirk: the highest pitched/thinnest string is the top E/1st string...... Just how it is......

Just thinking about it maybe from a fiddle players perspective it's 1st- 4th left to right when they are holding/playing the instrument?
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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby shufflebeat » Wed May 06, 2020 12:05 am

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Re: Slightly tarnished high-E string

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed May 06, 2020 12:08 am

Angel...... Oops, sorry, wrong thread :D
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