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A Bitch Rant June 22, 2011

Posted by daveintexas in Art, Commenting Tips, Crime, History, Law, Nature Shit, Personal Experiences, Stupid shit, WTF?.
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A week ago I was tuning, just tuning my D string (that’s the 3rd one from the top on a 4 string bass guitar).  I wasn’t yanking on it.  I’m not overtuned by 5 steps.  It’s only a 5 year old bass.

And the post on my D string key sheared off of the base.

That ain’t right.

 

this is so wrong

I have been playing bass guitars for over 35 years and I have never broken a tuning key.  Hell, I’ve never broken a guitar tuning key, and I have abused the shit out of some guitars.

I haven’t made up my mind if it’s poor material (cheap steel) or poor design.  But I did replace it.  Fortunately for me even the gold plated ones I picked when I had this guitar made for me are not unreasonably expensive.

Still…

a good one, below

it takes 40 turns of the key to make that winding post make a full revolution

Comments»

1. Jewel - June 22, 2011

I had a classical guitar I got rid of recently. It was supposed to be a good, mid-priced Spanish made guitar, but it sucked. Tension was too high, and the b string wouldn’t stay tuned for all the oro y plata in España.

2. Dave in Texas - June 22, 2011

we suffer for our art.

3. harrison - June 23, 2011

Jeez, bitchy ain’t the word for it.

4. kevlarchick - June 23, 2011

Broken guitar tuning key on the D string?!!!?!??!?
SQUEAL!!!!

5. Dave in Texas - June 23, 2011

Heh.. suck it, Newman!

6. skinbad - June 23, 2011

Do I have to be the one to say it? Fine.

I wasn’t yanking on it.

TMI

7. wiserbud - June 23, 2011

Broken guitar tuning key on the D string?!!!?!??!?
SQUEAL!!!!

I had a spring break on lower barrel on my clarinet just before out last concert, but I gutted it out and played through the pain.

Calm down, ladies… one at a time, one at a time…..

8. xbradtc - June 23, 2011

Too much foot tapping knocked the key loose.

9. Cathy - June 23, 2011

Looks like a miniature samovar.

10. Retired Geezer - June 24, 2011

I’m just wondering if any of the IB Wimmins have a G-String.


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