Making your own guitar strings

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litlgrnman
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...would be a real pain in the ass.

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech ... ar-strings
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When i saw the title of the thread, i was thinking the EXACT same thing :wink: :wink:
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What a boring job that must be. :roll: :)
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after seeing this....i realize...strings are not that expencive.
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jemgirl wrote:after seeing this....i realize...strings are not that expencive.
guitar strings really aren't that expensive, $3 each if you buy in bulk (those D'addario 10 packs that should last a few months)
but think about the poor bassists who pay $20 for just 4 strings !
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hahaha lmao indeed....they have to pay a lot.
however......they last long ey?
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Cooooool!!!

I think that it might be a wonderfull thing to do in my factory :P
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seljer wrote:
jemgirl wrote:after seeing this....i realize...strings are not that expencive.
guitar strings really aren't that expensive, $3 each if you buy in bulk (those D'addario 10 packs that should last a few months)
but think about the poor bassists who pay $20 for just 4 strings !

hahha its is terrible, last time i had to pay like...30 for my 4 string.

Thank God i havent needed to replace the strings on my 6-string.....thats going to be terrible.
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Is it true that there's only like 4 string factories in the world?
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bass strings cost more, but think about how much more material is used to make them. those things are massive. and you'll get 6 months minimum out of them. my buddy has had the same strings on one of his basses since the day he got about two years ago (except for one which broke).
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Tommy wrote:Is it true that there's only like 4 string factories in the world?
I think there was once a rumour abot D'Addario and Ernie Ball being from the same factory but as far as I can tell, they're strings are nothing alike.

but I'm pretty sure theres more than 4 factories out there :)
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litlgrnman wrote:...would be a real pain in the ass.

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech ... ar-strings
I guess it would be a real pain to make your own. I found the video from You tube to be very interesting. I wonder who invented the machines to bind & wind the strings, & how long have strings have been made like this? :roll:



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leigh01 wrote:What a boring job that must be. :roll: :)
I agree with you but its like anything else these people probably have a love for their job or else need to be very skilled indeed. We should thank them :P :P
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What I would really like to see is how they made them back in the days before all the machines and automation.

Another thing that someone was telling me yesterday that I haven't had time to research so I thought I'd pose the vai.com forum brain trust. What was used to make the early violin strings? According to the someone I work with they used cat intestines!! :shock:

Please, someone tell me he is wrong!
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litlgrnman wrote:What I would really like to see is how they made them back in the days before all the machines and automation.

Another thing that someone was telling me yesterday that I haven't had time to research so I thought I'd pose the vai.com forum brain trust. What was used to make the early violin strings? According to the someone I work with they used cat intestines!! :shock:

Please, someone tell me he is wrong!
true must be a master craft for people to learn. tough indeed
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