What's with the string ends?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Strat Jacket, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

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    The #1 Reason for not clipping strings is because they are afraid the string will Die before it gets a chance to bloom.

    Others reasons are that the people who want to be left alone use it as a passive-aggressive way to get attention.
    They think it looks snazzy.
    They think Womern's likes it.

    I'm sure there are many more.
     
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  2. jrblue

    jrblue Tele-Afflicted

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    I bend all my strings back in a short, sharp "V" (so there's no pointy end sticking out) and clip them short. I think most who do not do this are mostly negligent or untogether -- unable to keep wirecutters on hand. Those who do the circular wind-ups are kind of pointlessly demonstrative -- making some twiddling little show of their equipment, though in a manner that makes no underlying sense and serves no purpose. Whenever I see it, I find it funny. It's a way to use extra effort to arrive at a situation that is actually more complicated, and worse, than just cutting the freaking strings. Does any player with a tech request the wound-up circles of excess string? Not bloody likely.
     
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  3. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Robert Fripp doesn’t tune guitars. He changes the frequencies to match his strings.


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  4. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Almost cut my strings.
    Happened just the other day.
    Gettin kinda long.
    Coulda, said it wasn't my way.
    But I didn't, and I, wonder why.
    Feel like lettin my freak flag fly.
     
  5. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    I used to see those loose string ends wrapped up in cute little circles in the '70s. :rolleyes:
     
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    Is his name verb batim?
     
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  7. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Cut those strings kiddies. :D
     
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  8. Boil

    Boil Tele-Holic

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    Very good, anyone else?
     
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  9. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    Back in the early 70s when we were poor Hippie teens, we wouldn't clip them, so if a string broke, we could tie it back together above the nut. We also cleaned our dirty old strings with Fiddle Brite on a cotton ball when we couldn't afford new strings.
     
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  10. Miff

    Miff Tele-Meister

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    That’s surely what playing the guitar is all about
     
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