#2
Backup Guitar.
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#3
Immediately launch into a guitar solo.
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#4
That's were knowing your way around the fretboard helps. You will be able to know how to play the same things just in different positions.
#5
Quote by biga29
Backup Guitar.



This. Always bring a backup. No one wants to wait 10 minutes for you to go get your gig back and get a new string and string your guitar.
#6
usually for me, the only time i break strings is during tuning. That means im not in the middle of a song, so i can switch guitars.
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#7
Quote by GuitarFreak1387
That's were knowing your way around the fretboard helps. You will be able to know how to play the same things just in different positions.


doesn't always work, but yeah this is sometimes an effective solution. For me it depends on whether I can finish the song without the string, if not I switch to a backup guitar ASAP and have the band tech guy replace the string. If i can finish the song I do the same thing after the song is over.
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#8
Quote by GuitarFreak1387
That's were knowing your way around the fretboard helps. You will be able to know how to play the same things just in different positions.


Happened to me and that's what I did, though I did miss some notes on a few songs :/
That's what's good about not having a predetermined setlist
You say, "Oops I broke a string," and you start playing a few slower songs and get used to it
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#9
Quote by GuitarFreak1387
That's were knowing your way around the fretboard helps. You will be able to know how to play the same things just in different positions.


that can be dangerous if you have a floating bridge because it can throw off the tuning of the other strings. eddie van halen always has a guy off stage that has a backup guitar ready and they throw the guitars to each other simuntaniously and he is immediately ready to continue playing.
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#10
do what Clapton did and replace the string on stage while the audience claps
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#11
Break the rest and smash your guitar and start a mosh pit.
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#13
Get strings made out of diamonds.
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#16
Grabbed my backup to great applause from the ladies in the audience ;-) Nothing can daunt me!

Funny thing too, the first time I broke a string at a show my singer/rhythm player broke a string 20 seconds later. Except we stopped playing the song when he broke it... nobody gives a shiat about me xD
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#17
I tried to play through, at the end of the song, I got a friends guitar to fill in for my own.
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#18
Happened to me once, while covering For the Love of God and a company christmas party talent show. I was almost at the end of the song though might have had like 20 secs left. Even if my guitar hadn't gone out of tune from the fact it had a floating trem, since all the notes I needed to play where so high up on the fretboard involving the high e which broke it would have been pointless to try and continue.
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#19
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Break the rest and smash your guitar and start a mosh pit.


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#20
it once happened to the other guitarist in my band
what he did is finish the song avoiding that string playing the same notes on other string
and after we finished the song, he used the backup guitar
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#21
just keep playing. if you really know your fretboard then it is no problem
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