#1
Hey, finally broke my first high E string on my electric today. Just restrung it and its tuned up to pitch. I know from what friends tell me that it will go slightly flat over the next couple of days, and will take time for the string to adapt. However, the question is: can I start practicing again?

Also, I only replaced the high E, is that a big deal?
#2
Yea wait a month, he he he he he he he.
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#3
yeah, you can play it as soon as you restring it
but you might have to retune i bit more often than usual at first

yes that is a big deal
it will sound like shit
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#4
dude, you can
and thank god
cause if i had to wait, id die
i am TOTALLY addicted to the guitar
i go into withdrawal if im deprived of it
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but im not kidding
its pretty bad
but go ahead, play, just retune when it sounds like it needs it
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#5
you might want to just restring them all though
depends on how much you play or how well u clean ur neck u should change them every 2 weeks-a month
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#6
Mmmm, I remember when I broke my first E string. Good memories. I remember I would still playing all the strings on my guitar I had left till they all broke. Then I when I finally had enough money, I'd go buy more and have my friend restring it for me. Good times
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#7
I would have restrung all of the strings. And yea, its fine to practice on, but the strings will start going flat. This can especially be a problem if you dont stretch the strings while putting them on. I usually aviod this by stretching the strings, AND tuning them 1/4 step sharp. Later (several hours or a day), I check to see how in tune the strings are, and I tune them accordingly. By that time the strings would have been fully stretched out.

So ya, you can start practicing again, but you will definitely notice the strings going flat. Just tune em up while you play.
#9
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Hey, finally broke my first high E string on my electric today. Just restrung it and its tuned up to pitch. I know from what friends tell me that it will go slightly flat over the next couple of days, and will take time for the string to adapt. However, the question is: can I start practicing again?

Also, I only replaced the high E, is that a big deal?

After you restring your guitar it gets untuned ****ing easily. so before you start playing it again you might want to stretch your strings.

do that up and down the neck for each string and then tune it back up. You'll probably have to do that a couple of times before it stays in tune. BE CAREFUL!! You don't want to break the string you just put on, it's very irritating.
As for your second question, you should replace all your strings at one time because then you won't have one set of strings that is missing one.
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#10
Replace them all.
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#11
I don't mean to steal your thread but it's a related question. NOOB QUESTION ALERT: How do you know when you should change your strings?