I was changing my guitar strings

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    And I cut the D string too short because I screwed up and mistakenly measured it to the E string peg! Dammit! I don't have anymore strings and I don't want to use the old one. So I thought, what the hell? Look!

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    And it's holding! Dammit!
     
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    That's fail, get a new string, dude.

    Have you tuned it to pitch yet?

    Just an all-around bad idea.

    I don't even have many instruments around here, but if I did, none would have n1gger-rigged strings.

    PS: Y U use such heavy strings?
     
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    I would never trust that! I'm sure I'd have popped that string right into my face if I ever tried that. Get some cheap strings. :p
     
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    They are extra light stings, and it's holding tune! And it's a square knot!
     
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    You sorry granny knot-tyer.

    Break yourself and spend 80 cents on a string.
     
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    I know, but we live in a one saw horse town where they ain't got none! But I'll order another three pack tomorrow! But hey, it's still holding and I bent the hell out of it playing for over an hour.
     
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    /----/ Ahhhh the old Carpenter's rule: Measure twice and cut once. Apparently applies to guitar strings and musicians.
     
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    String first, then cut. It's bad practice to cut a wound string before it has been tightened.
     
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    That's how I used to do it, but the "experts" at Taylor say different. However, I don't think it makes any difference so I think I'll just go back to cutting after. And fwiw, the knot is still good!
     
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    You could spend the next 2 hours trying to silver solder it with $12 worth of materials. Make sure your yarmulke isn't flammable.
     
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