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Old 05-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Any cool songs to play that dont use the high e string?

I popped the high e string (thinest one) so now i cant play much and don't know what to play since everything i want to has it

genres like
Grung
Punk
pop punk

i like heavier ones like deathcore,metalcore,posthardcore, etc. but dont want to see a tab full of cheerios right now
i'm mainly looking to play something soft like around the sound of nirvana,foofighters,the strokes, the killers, blink 182, etc.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Um...get a new string?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Um...get a new string?


closest music shop is 3 hours away, its 8:42 where i live, and my mom wont take me, i dont have a car and so had to order from online.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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Learn a tying by Johnny thunders. He invented punk.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:17 PM   #5
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Buy sets in multiples and don't run them down. Always keep yourself set in strings.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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Buy sets in multiples and don't run them down. Always keep yourself set in strings.


i use ernie ball cobalts which are pretty expensive for strings $10.45 a pack...and i just wasted most of my money on other stuff so i dont got money to buy 10 packs.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:49 PM   #7
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i use ernie ball cobalts which are pretty expensive for strings $10.45 a pack...and i just wasted most of my money on other stuff so i dont got money to buy 10 packs.


Ah, yeah that changes things. I always use D'addario 10's and 11's, usually bought in three packs off the bay.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #8
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You want to play Nirvana? I can't think of a single Nirvana song that uses the high e string.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #9
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i use ernie ball cobalts which are pretty expensive for strings $10.45 a pack...and i just wasted most of my money on other stuff so i dont got money to buy 10 packs.


Wow. I usually wait for a sale that has GHS Boomers on sale for $2-3 a pack and then stock up. If I'm feeling especially flush or going on a paying gig, I'll put a set of Dean Markley Blue Steels (a five-buck set of strings) on them, and if they're going to be on there a long time, they get Elixirs. I don't even LOOK at the expensive strings made of Unobtanium and Adamantium beta.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:24 AM   #10
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You can play every song without the high E string
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:25 AM   #11
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Uh just take all those notes and play them on the B string? Or just leave the note out of the chord, not really a big deal. It's not like you lost access to the notes or something.
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Uh just take all those notes and play them on the B string? Or just leave the note out of the chord, not really a big deal. It's not like you lost access to the notes or something.


Especially for punk and grunge.

Not talking bad about the genre, but you probably aren't missing much by losing the high e string for punk and grunge.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:11 AM   #13
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There's this thing called the Internet. You can buy stuff on it. Yes, including strings!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop

You don't have to mute the thing now you don't have it :p
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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Check out Rotosound strings, you get 2 'e' strings per pack....
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #16
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Hopefully your other strings don't break. 'Twould be a terrible waste to have to throw that guitar away...



























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Old 05-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #17
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Sepultura's rythym guitar. Hell, you wont even need the G and B strings either!
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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Every genre and band you listed I can't think of them having at least song with no high e string use.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:40 AM   #19
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Every genre and band you listed I can't think of them having at least song with no high e string use.


i know blink does in several of their songs.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #20
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My local music store will charge you $12 for a standard set of Ernie Balls or D'Addarios and $21 for Elixirs.

Welcome to Sweden. And buying from Amazon.
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