Favorite string? (Not strings, string)


faith83
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07/07/2021 3:05 am

I'm just dropping in to do an informal survey on whether anyone besides me has a favorite and least favorite string?

Not a brand of strings, but an actual string on the guitar. I am partial to the A string and have a hard time cozying up to the low E string.

I'm curious as to whether anyone else has preferences.


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07/07/2021 2:39 pm

I Love the low E string! It is the easiest peddle tone to play with and I have to work to play in keys that don't have that low E as their root. As a friend of mine put it... "It is the Peoples Key".

I also get how A has both the 4 and 5 tones on either side, making it also very useful... especially for Travis Style finger picking.


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07/07/2021 5:46 pm
Originally Posted by: snojones

I Love the low E string! It is the easiest peddle tone to play with and I have to work to play in keys that don't have that low E as their root. As a friend of mine put it... "It is the Peoples Key".

I also get how A has both the 4 and 5 tones on either side, making it also very useful... especially for Travis Style finger picking.

My preference is nowhere near so well thought-out. Strictly a gut reaction! But as you know that's how I write anyway.. I do not think about such things... Lol


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07/15/2021 5:07 pm

It has to be the G, simply because the child in me is amused by instructor's comments like "you may find reaching the G-string difficult at first".

Sorry, couldn't resist....

Serious answer is: favourite string is a wound third on Gretsch G5420T; least favourite is unwound 3rd on my Tele


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02/07/2022 6:42 pm

I vote G. Most susceptible to tuning issues and I always root for the underdog.


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02/08/2022 2:18 am

I like bending the B string at the 8, 10, 11, 13, 16....or hammering and pull off


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02/08/2022 11:01 am

I guess it's because I have been playing guitar for over 40 plus years that I can't remember if I ever had a favorite string?....I love them all and play them all equally....lol


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