This is getting expensive!

I broke two E strings in a 24 hour period. Grr…

12 Responses to “This is getting expensive!”


  1. 1 wojo

    I did it again!  WTF.  This time I wasn’t even bending hard, and they were brand new strings!

  2. 2 forgo

    Your guitar’s effed up. You should just learn to play it with only five strings. That’ll be your "thing".

  3. 3 wojo

    I’ll do more with 5 than punks like Korn do with 7, that’ll be my thing right?  But man, it just throws tuning out of wack.

    Anyway, random cool link:   [url=http://www.schoolmusic.co.kr/ext01_Fileboard/File/B_FMedia/Justin%20King%20-%20Larrivee%20Movie%20Clip.WMV]This guy[/url] is pretty good at fingerstyle.

  4. 4 Bruin

    What kind of guitar do you have?
    I am guessing its an inexpensive Strat copy, right?

  5. 5 wojo

    I have a Parker Fly Deluxe.  Erm, I forget exactly but probably paid around $3k when I got it.

    I also have a Seagull S6+ (cut-away, solid cedar top) acoustic, but don’t play it as much as I should/want/could.

  6. 6 wojo

    Reminds me… I’d like to get a Strat.  Have one?  Heh.  Japanese Strats look nice.  Great value, so I hear:

    "I probably listened to three dozen Strats, and I chose two.  One was a ’73.  But the one I used for the track "The Boy From Seattle" was a brand-new Japanese Strat.  It kicked ass, and it cost five hundred bucks. I mean, I really wanted to spend a lot of money on a Strat, too!"

     - Steve Vai, 5/95 Guitar Player, p. 93

    So cheap is sometimes very good!

  7. 7 Bruin

    I don’t like the Jap strats. Not at all.
    I mentioned about the strat copy because I have seen that alot in those cheap little guitars. Won’t stay in tune and the high E breaks all the time.
    Can’t say I’m too familiar with Parker, but 3k is alot of money for a guitar that is not custom.

    No, I have have a strat. I used to want an american strat pretty bad, but I’ve fallen for my Les Paul.

  8. 8 wojo

    Ah.  What didn’t you like about the Japanese Strats?  Hmm, I guess I should try one though.  Just see for myself…

    Parkers are neat.  I guess the more I think about it $3k was list, so it was probably closer to the $2k mark, I think.  They have fiberglass fretboards, stainless steel frets that feel amazing, composite wrapped solid poplar body making it weigh next to nothing, piezo pickups, nice locking sprilzer (sic) tuners, nice vibrato system, etc.  Not custom, but not ordinary either, heh.

    I’d like to get new pickups though; the DiMarzio ones are a little uh… bright.  I hear the new ones have better pickups.  Hmm, wonder if I can get mine swapped out.

    What kind of stuff do you like to play?

  9. 9 wojo

    You sir, are a magnificent geek!

  10. 10 Bruin

    With all that plastic (fretboard and body) what kind of tone do you get? I don’t think it would be for me, but if you like it thats what is important.

    I play mostly rock and blues…although not very well.
    Yourself?

  11. 11 wojo

    It still wood… it’s just a thin layer of the carbon fiber stuff, thin like a layer of paint, to reinforce it.  The stainless steel frets do sound a little "brighter" compared to uh, nickel (alloy?) or whatever normal frets are.  But the tone is really great, but I still want to change pickups :-D  Ahhh the quest for the perfect tone never stops.

    I started playing metal, but now I’m mostly into into Vai, Satraini, Johnson, SRV, KWS and so on.  I’m currently learning the blues scale and getting into blues more and more, and shying away from just mimicing other songs.

  12. 12 Ralp

    Two strings walk into a bar.
    The first string says, "I would like a drink."
    The bartender says, "Sorry we don’t serve strings here."
    The second string says, "I would also like a drink.%$KOcem24g$33.#44 –43{$#~dDDx 003<00G^+EMvv"
    The bartender says to the first string, "Yo, what’s your buddy’s problem?"
    The first string says, "Oh, don’t mind him, he’s not null-terminated."

    edit: at risk of actually contributing to this thread, that Justin King guy is amazing :o

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