I can't remember the last time THAT happened

Discussion in 'Gigs & Jams - Past, Present, Future' started by MikeS, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    But it did last night.
    I'm sure I've broken a string while playing a gig before, but I honestly can't remember when.
    I was in the middle of the solo in Blue On Black and BOING!!! There went my high E string. I abandoned my usual solo (A lot of it is on the high E and grabbed my Box one pentatonic and barely missed a beat (see what I did there?)
    Since I only bring one acoustic and one electric guitar to my gigs, the worst part was that I had requests for three more songs that I KNEW I needed the high E string for, so I changed out the string (After butting on some background music). I felt like it took for EVER!
     
  2. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Portage, Michigan

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    I've been bringing two electrics to gigs just in case that happens. I would just grab the other guitar. It hasn't happened.....yet. :eek:
     
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  3. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    I've always carried a back up, one of my first gigs I popped an E string on my Strat before I blocked the tremolo, had to play the rest of that gig on the White Falcon I had at the time and only planned to use on a couple of songs, it became increasingly heavy and now I also carry spare strings so I could change at a break
     
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    tommytubetone Portage, Michigan

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    Yeah, I broke the high E at a jam and immediately blocked the tremolo on two of my guitars. I also carry spare strings. I never used the whammy bar anyway. A guitar playing friend said I neutered my guitar. Fair enough. :(
     
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  5. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Truth be known...there is a whole lotta sh*t that you don't remember. What you don't remember, I will keep that top secret...

    Steve
     
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  6. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    I have been really wanting to learn that song
     
  7. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    I wouldn't dare to ask what that involved. But as long as it made you happy, and kept your audience entertained, hey Rock on baby! ;)
     
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  8. MikeS

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    It's a pretty easy song unless you are trying to copy the solo note for note. I do the first solo pretty close to the original and the second, partly like the original but then I make it easier for me to play.
     
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  9. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    I'll have to record my butt opera for you some time, or play it live for you the next time I see you.
     
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  10. paparaptor

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    Will we need a gas mask? :D
     
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    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Now 2 things we wouldn't miss, if they didn't rear their ugly heads @ Lake George. Fuzzy pink strap ons and your colonic concerto ;)
     
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  12. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    You recovered, that's all that counts.
    Probably a good learning experience.