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By Kene Jackson
NEFC Executive Director 

Broken Strings

 

Last updated 8/5/2022 at 1:58pm

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Just before we left on a tour to Alaska, I bought some cheap bass guitar strings. Figuring that they'd do for the trip, I saved a few bucks and wound them on to my Fender Precision.

We were only three days in when the first one broke! I didn't think too much about it until the second one snapped a week later. Then the third!! Before the E string followed the doomed path of its predecessors, I changed it and since there was no place to buy new strings, I finished the tour on "recycled" strings.

The problem with broken strings is that they throw everything out of tune! All the other strings...



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