#1
Well, I just snapped my high E string, and that means that I can't use the guitar for tonight! I don't care about the fact that I snapped it, it's just that there's no bloody shops open (well not that I know of..) which sell guitar strings.

So, other than buying a few packs at a time for times like these, is there any way I can get my hands on a set of strings within the night?

Stupid question but you never know what kind of answers you'll get from the pit....

I'm in north London btw
#2
Got a mate who can lend you any?

I don't have a clue if not, I usually tend to have plenty of spare packs....though I don't often snap them to be fair.
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#3
Go steal your friends guitar.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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#4
Do you really need the guitar tonight? If you do, find a buddy who plays guitar and bum a string from him/her.
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#5
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Do you really need the guitar tonight? If you do, find a buddy who plays guitar and bum a string from him/her.

Nope haha, but would be good if I can get a set... and yeah I've asked my friends but none seem to have any =[
#7
be innovative and play the five-string guitar, then when you become famous, you will be like, man am i glad I brok my E-string
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#8
walmart sells crappy strings that can suit you for a day

or you can make a tissue paper box guitar with rubber bands


#9
^Plus one.
Didn't keith richards play with only 5 strings at a certain point in his career?
I think I read that in a TV guide or something, so it may be wrong.
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#10
Attatch an elastic band to it.

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#11
don't worry, my drummer has 3 guitars I think, and 1 high e-string... ^^

But if you have a guitar with floyd rose, and your string broke right at the bridge you can still use it, if there is enough on the nut... ^^ But I guess it didn't break there. xD
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#12
denmark street? or sound control in hmv (tottenham court road) might be open.. or turn key on charring cross road... don't know but a lot of shops round there stay open quite late... especially around the oxford street area..
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#13
Learn to play songs with only those 5 strings, so if a string snaps when you're playing live, you'll still be able to get by. There's an amazing video somewhere of SRV playing Look At Little Sister, his string breaks, he keeps on playing, switches guitars and keeps going. It's seamless, and if you're not watching it (only listening), you have no idea that anything ever went wrong.
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#14
Walk arounf London til you find a shop that sells them and is open.

I feel your pain lol sort of. My guitar strings are just plain knackered and as soon as I play just after ive tuned it all the notes sharpen. I cant get any1 to change them until thursday.
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#15
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denmark street? or sound control in hmv (tottenham court road) might be open.. or turn key on charring cross road... don't know but a lot of shops round there stay open quite late... especially around the oxford street area..

Too far for me haha, dw guys i'll have to put up with it for a day :@
#16
I think that Loz Vegas in Perivale stays open until 10pm tonight, so if you fancy racing across to there, that's a good bet.
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#17
I broke my high E by tapping yesterday

No idea why it happened, I guess it was the straw that broke the camels back.
#18
mine allways snap on a sinday, and cos i live in the middle of nowhere the indie-music stores are allways shut.

which is nice

edit: also when im tuning it down they snap too:s
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I think that Loz Vegas in Perivale stays open until 10pm tonight, so if you fancy racing across to there, that's a good bet.

Ahh nah it's a little too far for me, thanks anyway though haha
#20
have you seen vai play with 5 strings when the high e broke??it was when he was playing with andy timmons and paul gilbert
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