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#1
Alright. So, I unfortunately am not hardcore enough to have done this but it is one of my dreams, even though it would totally ruin a set, i would feel so wicked

have any of you brilliant bassists ever rocked out so hard that you broke a string? I imagine it's pretty hard to do on a bass, but you hear about it all the time on guitar.
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#3
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Yup, but only like 5 times ever. Two E strings, two Gs and one A IIRC.


really? an E string...one would think that would be the hardest to break...i envy you in your hardcoreness
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#5
I've broke an E, a D, and a G (D and G in the same time).
Its not really hardcore, its not even cool, its just annoying.
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#6
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I've broke an E, a D, and a G (D and G in the same time).
Its not really hardcore, its not even cool, its just annoying.


D and G at same time? huh. someday i will rock as hard as you
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#7
^ I don't rock, I jazz
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#8
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^ I don't rock, I jazz


oh. very cool!

im the bassist in the schools jazz band and during unit lunch ill jazz out with some friends on the drums, sax, and piano. have to be in the mood for jazz, though
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#9
I broke my G once..

but it was a really old set of strings on a squire I bought off of a kid for $50
AND
to make it more pathetic
it was only from tuning

some day I'll get there though
#10
Twice, both G strings. It'snot cool, or hardcore, it just pisses you off as you have to replace a whole really, and oce it gave me a damn big cut down the side of my face when the string flicked up.
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#11
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Twice, both G strings. It'snot cool, or hardcore, it just pisses you off as you have to replace a whole really, and oce it gave me a damn big cut down the side of my face when the string flicked up.


see...the cut would make me feel hardcore...friends be like...what happened to your face..and id be like...i f-ed it up at the gig last night lol
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#12
I've never broken one, just been playing too hard and had it sort of unwind at the end, but leaving the inside wire intact.

I used to do my G's and to a lesser extent D's all the time, was hella annoying

I always **** myself about brekaing my E though, one of my mates bro's did that and had to go to hospital cos he had a massive gash in his side
#13
I cut my girlfriends G string by mistake.

Cant Imagine myself snapping a string unless its while adjusting the action without letting the strings loose.

edit: Or slapping and popping really hard.
#14
I've broken my E string about 5 times on my 4-string. I finally got sick f it and filed downt he saddle. I've broken an A twice, a D a couple of times, and the G once. I've also broken the low B on my five-string.
#15
ive broke my D string twice, and my E once, both from down-picking too hard with a pick :/
#16
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I've broken my E string about 5 times on my 4-string. I finally got sick f it and filed downt he saddle. I've broken an A twice, a D a couple of times, and the G once. I've also broken the low B on my five-string.

glad you mentioned this fact, if your breaking strings often, theres probably a burr
(sharp edge) on your saddle, or the tuning peg.
i have broken a bass string twice, in 30 yrs. once the E, failed at the bridge. the winding just gave up, but the wire was still intact. and once a G, i snapped it while tuning....turning the wrong key!! Doh!!(plucking the D, while turning the G.)
#17
I broke a low B-string, but that was due to a problem around the tuning post. The only other one I broke was a G-string, and I think that was related to the nut, because it snapped 10 minutes later.
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#20
I snapped my girlfriends G-string while playing. (she forgave me though)
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#21
I've broken a G, an E, and an A in that order. It's an absolute bitch. You don't want to do it. >_>
#23
Today BOTH my guitarists broke their E at practice. Thankfully, my lead brought a spare set, so he was okay.

It was both god awful, but also incredibly...invigorating. I also cut through, but the sheer sound of my bass pumping out was fantastic. I'd rather my rythm/vocalist was just a vocalist now. >_>

That ends my useless but moderately fun story.
#24
I've broken several strings....all through tuning mishaps, though, and it was never a clean beak, the outer windings just seperated, so it was kind of lame. I'm still waiting for a string to whip up and take out my eyes.

The first time I broke a string it was the E, tuning it back up from C...little did I realise I had tuned it to almost an octave above normal. (It was my first time using a chromatic tuner)
#25
I broke an E string when sound checking two hours before the show. It was kind of fun cos another bassist there broke his D string just before me.
#26
I have broken a string a least one a month. Not lately though. One time I was playing this some and the D string snapped even though the song was just played on the E and A
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#29
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Yea same Here a G and an A. Same day too.


Thats a bad day
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#31
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If you're breaking strings often, you or your bass is doing something wrong, simple as.


Yea I agree.
#35
There is nothing hardcore about breaking a string. It has happened to me only once, and as I didn't expect it I had no back up, it was three days before I got anymore strings, aswell as the gaping wound in my right hand which stopped me play for another week and a bit. It's not hardcore at all, it is really, really annoying.
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#36
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I snapped my girlfriends G-string while playing. (she forgave me though)

*facepalm* :P

I broke a G from hardcore tuning.
#38
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I cut my girlfriends G string by mistake.



I was waiting for that


I popped too hard and broke the D string once, but that's really it.
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#39
two low E's, both playin Classical Thump

two G's, both playin Stone Cold Bush

Two A's, both playin Aeroplane
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#40
I've never broken a string. *knocks on wooden desk* but I imagine that it would be very annoying, because when I get into it I play with all 5 of them.
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