9.12.2008

No Strings Attached

I've been waking up early since last Wednesday, only having 5-6 hours of sleep. I like it though because I could do stuff, like practicing my guitar licks. My guitar have been neglected for almost a month already. So I have to relearn all my licks and exercises all over again. Of course, my fingers weren't too rusty so the relearning curve was fast. My strings, however, have been screaming corrosion at me for the last five years (yeah, that long! I'm too cheap). So when I grabbed my guitar to start my practice session, I heard a TWANG and another TWANG, two of my strings (1st and 5th) finally gave in.

My unstrung guitar and my medium set of Blue Steel strings

It's a good thing there's musician's store nearby my place. So I was able to get some strings right away. As for my choice of strings, I use medium Dean Markley's Blue Steel (I used heavy GHS Boomers or Ernie Ball before). It's what the band Sevendust use. But I don't use it because they use it. It's only because they last. My first two sets lasted for months, and the third lasted for 5 years. Sure they sound less vibrant. But I'm a bedroom musician, so I don't really care. But man, changing strings was fun. I haven't done it for years and I didn't realize how much I've missed it.

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1 comments:

RONeiluke, RN said...

wow... try to let the world hear your music and not just your bedroom. hehehe! you could record it and post it here for us to hear...

frustrated guitarist ako eh..hahaha!