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I once used bicycle break cable as a strings on a bass. Sounded like flat wound strings. Very soft attach and warm sustain. Hard on the fingers though. Ahhh to be young and crazy again...
 

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When I was in high school, I wore my strings out so badly that I actually wore out the windings on the core. It was an old harmony was crazy high action. We can all imagine how badly that sounded and played...but I was living on my own on student assistance...NO cash
 

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I usually buy the L&M house strings when I don't feel like spending a lot on new strings for beater guitars. They cost about $4 a pack and I'm almost positive they're either GHS or D'addario rebranded strings; they're a dead ringer for the $8 Pack of GHS boomers.
 

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I bought a Dubro EZ Twist haywire twist tool to make double-ball strings, but I haven't actually tried using it. I've read you can do a haywire twist by hand.



A lot of guitar parts started as bits from fishing tackle, motorcycles, and hobby trains.

I'll bet the fishermen have something specific for mending broken leaders.
 

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I thought this might be in reference to a nylon string guitar & nylon fishing line...
 

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A person could get "hooked" on guitars doing that.
 

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When I was in high school my Mom asked if I had a spare guitar string--she was using a cheese slicer to prepare for guests--and the wire broke.
She said she'd replace it--I gave her a spare high E string--& when she put it on the slicer (One of those ones that look like the old style paper cutters) she left the ball end attached.
It looked cool.
 
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A friend of mine was very broke many years ago... He built his first guitar so he had one to play.
 
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