So a guy walks into a guitar store...

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  1. GuitarIV

    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    And that guy wants to get a few sets of fresh strings.

    20 minutes later he comes out with strings, string dampeners, locking straps and picks.

    90 Euros gone.

    That guy happens to be me.

    I just spent my tips from yesterdays shift. And I don't regret a thing. :lol:
     
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  3. purpleplexi

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    What strings did you choose?
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    So why did you spend all your tip earnings in one place? Is the waitering job a second to fund your hobby? If not you may have a gassy monkey on your back.
     
  5. GuitarIV

    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    Elixir 10-52s for my 24.75" scale ESP Eclipse and an Elixir 10-46 set for my newly aquired ESP M-II with the longer 25.5" scale:

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    Waiting is a temporary fix for now till I have the funds to continue my education. My bank account never looked better and I have the money to spend. Felt pretty good to just walk into a store and buy stuff I need without having to worry about cash :)

    And G.A.S. is a bitch. If that's what your monkey is supposed to resemble :p
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Save some money.


     
  7. purpleplexi

    purpleplexi Active Member

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    10-52s. Ouch.
     
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    Couple of elixir sets, 12pack of daddario 10s and 11s, couple of thomastics, couple of high and normal tension nylon string sets, I can do 90 strings only.. :)
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yes I was joking about the monkey. I am sure you do not spend every cent on guitar equipment. :)
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member

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  11. Michael Roe

    Michael Roe Well-Known Member

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    I looked into buying one of those wraps....until I saw the price tag!
    I decided it was better to use a piece of black surgical tubing. Got on ebay for a few bucks.
    Not as bulky looking and does the job.
     
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    Im247frogs Active Member

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    Designed to be drop tuned. They're pretty nice. D'addario's anyhow.
     
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    Thats funny and good for you...return the string dampeners you dont need them. Learn to master the technique of dampening your strings with you hands its the better solution and you'll have a few bucks left over!!!!
     
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    What are string dampeners?
     
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    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry man, I'm not using the dampeners on the actual fretboard, I put them behind the locking nut and/or the bone nut of my guitars to stop the little section of strings from vibrating. When you play lots of staccato stuff in heavier music the problem is you have that high pitched ringing from the strings you can't mute with your hands, like the little length in between the tailpiece and the TOM bridge, the part from the nut to the tuners and if the guitar has a Floyd the springs in the back.

    I could just use some tissues and they would do the job but cmon the GruvGear fretwraps are all the craze these days and they sure look much fancier than a piece of tissue :p
     
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    Some guys use them for like tapping. Basically cheating I guess, lol.
    I made one to use to quiet the string noise behind the nut when recording. 2 of my 3 PRS guitars need this and also my Epiphone. Oddly, none of my Gibson or Ibanez guitars need it.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    A little elbow grease saved the thread from PDS.
     
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    "I am sure you do not spend every cent on guitar equipment...."

    Why not? is there something wrong w/ this guy?
     
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    (being said jokingly) They are for people who cannot mute properly.

    :io:
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    1 kcol xob
     

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