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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ever happen to you before?

So I spring from bed bright and early this morning with my brain still humming with possibilities from the Peter Huttlinger show I saw last night. Seriously if you enjoy solo acoustic guitar you owe it to yourself to check this guy out. I digress, I wake up and grab my trusty Ibanez AW acoustic and rummage around for the nice set of phosphor bronzes I purchased earlier the following day looking to spend some time shedding. So I remove the crusty low E and replace it. The A follows. Then the D. Now the G....... where's the G?!?! No G string?!?! Are you kidding me?! My d'addario (SP) strings didn't come with a G string!!! Anyone ever have this happen before? Any chance I could go back to the store (daddies) and get a replacement? Hopefully for free seeing as money has been extra tight these days.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

Never bought a set with a string missing, but I've had D'Addario strings break on me as I am restringing. Twice I had the high E snap way before it had reached pitch, and on different guitars, with no problems from other brand strings.

I no longer use D'Addario's.

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Yeah, usually I'm very choosy on strings but I just told the guy to give me some .13 acoustic strings. That's what I got. Kinda blows. A guitar with one funky string just doesn't feel right.
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

I've gotten sets of strings where one string was bronze instead of nickel
I put them on anyway. (Here's a pic of the bronze A in action)
But yeah, I would go back and say the G was missing. I would guess they'd throw you a single string without much of an issue if you have your receipt.
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Considering the vast quantities that the big string manufacturers actually produce each year, it's bound to happen every so often. Even with the most stringent quality control measures, I imagine at least a few packs per year come out that are missing strings (or that have similar mistakes; I've never had a pack that was technically missing a string, but I have had at least one pack that had a duplicate string in place of another one...two .009's instead of a .009 and .011).

I'd be interested to see the stats from a big maker like D'Addario, though...what's their acceptable margin of error...something like .05% of all of their packs have a mistake, I imagine.

But yeah, the retailer should just crack open another pack and give you the missing string...they can always relegate the remainder to their pile o' spares (every shop has a pile o' spares).
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It has happened to me before...You take it on the chin and pony up the couple bucks for a single string, very hard to prove the string was missing. Especially after a day or two...

But if you go there all the time they might just give you a single string. They should have a box of singles around!

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I've gotten sets of strings where one string was bronze instead of nickel
I put them on anyway. (Here's a pic of the bronze A in action)
Duuude...That is just wrong you poor soul you...
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

I heard alot of stories about D'addario packs missing something here and there.

I personally had a pack with all the strings with an extra 0.09 E string, giving me a total of 7 strings. hehe
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Never happened to me.
The double E string is fairly common, but a missing one... weird.
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

Never had a problem with Daddario in 19 years
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

No problems with Daddario for ele.
I use Marten Bronzs on accoustic.
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Now the G....... where's the G?!?! No G string?!?! Are you kidding me?! My d'addario (.

I never had that happen but I recently had to go through 11 (yes eleven) sets of flat wound D'Addario bass strings to get a single G string that was even long enough to reach the nut! No it wasnt a short scale set When I first got back to the store before looking at it they were insisting they need to teach me how to string up a guitar.... I offered $5K to the first one that could make the string reach the tuner


I think someone has been playing with the programs on thier CNC machines

This WAS the first time in about two decades of using D'Addario's that I had any problem though
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Never had a problem with Daddario in 19 years
Same, except I've been using them for 3.
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Switch to GHS Boomers. Prob solved.
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

Never had problems with addario as well, I've tried a few brands and always come back for the best
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Re: Ever happen to you before?

My G-String is right where it should be.
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