#1
I remember posting this a while back,,, Just wondering what is you're worst guitar related injury.....

For me, as I was strummin along on my 12 string, one of the G-strings snapped off and punctured the skin on my wrist (it went in deep) and actually coiled inside my wrist so i couldn't just pull it out. It did eventually come out after enough force but it did cause a lot of bleeding. I've always had a irrational fear of stumming too hard since.


Any other similar stories?
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#3
yes very similar.
i was stringing the guitar and the end of the string went up into the tip of my finger pretty far....needless to say it....****ing....SUCKED!!!
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My Bass beat the **** out of moi
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#7
as a result i hate stringing guitars now
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I got raped by my bass. no means no...
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#10
I received some real bad bruises when I tried to catch someones Amp cabinet while it was falling.

And yes, i've been hurt by broken strings to during a gig. The blood looked pretty badass tho.
#11
I've been pricked by the trimmed ends of the strings up at the tuner pegs... loads of times. Sharp little buggers.

I've had strings snap, but they've never hurt me. My guitars are good to me
#12
I grabbed my guitar by the headstock when it was falling over. Damn the ends of those strings are sharp.
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#14
Some of the guys in band think it's cool to spin a guitar around your head on the strap, "Fall Out Boy style." Me, being a metal head, never had interest in these stupid stage antics. Well they thought I was being a pussy and couldn't do it, so I did it. Repeatedly. But I used my friends Epiphone Special 2 so I didn't damage my Ibanez. Needless to say, the crappy Epi fell apart halfway through a swing and the guitar flew off the strap and hit the rhythm guitarist in the chest and knocked the wind out of him. Quite hilarious, actually.

Haha.
#16
Yeah, I've had the low E pushed into my thumb just below the nail. Went about half way along the nail. Needless to say, much blood and even more pain followed. Did it about a year ago, and thniking about it now still makes me cringe...

The low E isnt the easiest of strings to force below your nail...

EDIT - This was a restringing injury, not some kind of self harming. Realise I didn't really make that clear.
Last edited by Mr E at Mar 26, 2009,
#17
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yes very similar.
i was stringing the guitar and the end of the string went up into the tip of my finger pretty far....needless to say it....****ing....SUCKED!!!


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#18
I have this HEAVY vintage les paul knock-off and i went to threw it onto my bed when I was sitting on the floor and the headstock came up and piece of string sticking out from the tuning machine caught me below my eye and made an inch-long slice. It hurt like a mofo! My whole eye went black and blue,but of course I went right back to playing it the next day.
#19
Me and my friend were exploring an abandoned old house when we found a reeeaally old piano with the top off. My friend played a note on it then one of the strings snapped and hit him at the wrist. he fell to the ground screaming and when i looked at his hand it had been chopped in half.
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#21
Restrung guitar, left some hair on it. Went to plug it in and the strap broke off. I bent down fast to pick it up and one of the hair's hit me straight in the eye and the guitar fell on my feet.
#22
Never been hurt much really. I've been poked by the high E in my index finger and it whipped my when it broke but that's it.
#23
me, my roommate, and a friend were all drunk and jamming one night. My roommate was playing electric while our friend was playing the acoustic. halfway through the jam everyone was getting particularly belligerent. our friend took one hand off the acoustic and went to punch my roommate. as he swung, the guitar came straight at me. the corner of the acoustic headstock caught me right above the eyebrow, which is not a pretty place to get cut. it bled a lot. a girl who was over came to the rescue with hydrogen peroxide or something. they wrapped my forehead up with a bandage, it looked beyond ridiculous.

incidentally, that night was the first night i smoked a cigarette
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#24
My E string (bass, mind you) snapped mid slap and, like a whip, smacked my neck. Luckily it didnt drag the broken end across my throat...
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#25
not to me but to my friend

he tried to tune his guitar but was tuning the wrong peg and the string snapped and he got a cut across his hand. My aunt also was playing once.... she broke a string and it came up and cut her across the face.... actually pretty funny though
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#26
i skewered someone with my bc rich
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#27
I got penatrated by my guitar...
The high e string pierced my thumb like a needle, little bastard
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#29
I dont really hurt my self with my guitars, but I'll throw a few out there

! Ploping down with a BC Rich Ironbird, and stabbing myself in the chest, and I still have a mark about a year later.
Placing one end of my flying V on my Dingaling, because I was bored, and wonder what would happen.My parents wondered why I was walking funny

3 well once in school, I was playing upright bass in orchestra, and the teacher walked outside, so I put the huge tuners on my forehead and blanced the bass for about 5 seconds and got 4 huge marks on my forehead.
#30
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not to me but to my friend

he tried to tune his guitar but was tuning the wrong peg and the string snapped and he got a cut across his hand.



"wtf its not tuning!!!" *SNAP* "OMG MY HAND!!!!!!!!!!"
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Placing one end of my flying V on my Dingaling.

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#32
yeah
I chanced my strings but twisted the tuning things at the neck in the wrong way
My high E snapped and cut a part of my index finger skin off
#33
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I remember posting this a while back,,, Just wondering what is you're worst guitar related injury.....

For me, as I was strummin along on my 12 string, one of the G-strings snapped off and punctured the skin on my wrist (it went in deep) and actually coiled inside my wrist so i couldn't just pull it out. It did eventually come out after enough force but it did cause a lot of bleeding. I've always had a irrational fear of stumming too hard since.


Any other similar stories?


Im now scared of playing my acoustic again I always strum hard and my G is WOUND!!!
#34
my guitar goes more for the passive protest approach and seems to suck everytime i play within the presence of someone else