#1
earlier today i was changing my guitar strings, because they needed it (i'm a novice at changing strings, by the way) and the B string broke when i was putting it on. So, i put a G string on instead. And i put the D string where the G string is. I would have just gone and bought more, but i'm not going to have a chance to before my lesson tomorrow.

So my question is, could this hurt my bridge? My guitar's a LP, btw.
#2
Nope.
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#4
yea it'll work
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#5
The neck is under something like 90 pounds of pressure anyways so I seriously doubt it will make a difference. There is a metal rod inside the neck anyways. It will just be hard to bend and might go out of tune a lot.
#6
it might wear down the gap in the nut that the string goes through and make it bigger...
#7
I don't think so. But just to be safe I'd change the strings back to normal soon. Did you use an old string to make up for the one that broke?
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#8
the only bad thing would it making the cut in the nut deeper. but that normally takes some time. but change them asap anyways
#9
No.. but what it will do is adjust the height of the action. You'll have to wind the G string tighter than you would with a B string, hence it will raise the action slightly. This shouldn't be an issue. If the result lowered the action a bit then you might have gotten some buzz.
#10
that string must be wound soooo tight man...
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#12
dude i remember this one time, my uncle (while drunk i might add) tried to string nylon strings on my electric...ummm...wow.
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#13
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I don't think so. But just to be safe I'd change the strings back to normal soon. Did you use an old string to make up for the one that broke?

No, they're all new.

I'll buy new ones today or tomorrow at the latest to replace them.
#14
nope, my strings are all mixed because i try to bye strings as little as possible.
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#15
I don't recommend it, like some guy said before me it could wear down the gap in your nut - the last thing you want is a loose nut slot.
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#16
could having them on for 1-2 days do any damage to my nut? (that sounds so funny..)
#17
it won't break anything, but not a good thing to do either.
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#19
It might sound like there's poo coming from your guitar during playing sessions.. but other than that.. it's ok.
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#21
what i do is keep all the strings i take off my guitar, and just wrap them up and throw them in a plastic bag and put a peice of tape with the date i took them off, incase i do something like that whenever i change my strings (instead of cutting them off just unwind them and pull them all the way out.