Jump to content
aberdeen-music
Sign in to follow this  
Cabbage

Guitar player OCD

Recommended Posts

Just had a bit of a tidy of my guitar stuff, for some reason (that i cant even explain to myself) i have kept EVERY packet of strings that i have ever used thus far! o_O i've literally hundreds of those little paper pockets that slinkies came in and heaps of D'addario sleeves......

i've also kept every un-broken string i removed from a guitar to freshen up the strings, that was just incase i snapped a new string and urgently needed a replacement..... but i also found 7 un-open packets of brand new strings and 5 partly used packets!! :laughing:

so any other musicians got a perticarly bad OCD habbit......

p.s. do the D'addario points work in the UK? i've probably enough points to purchase a >50% share of the d'addario company!!

some string sleeves yesterday:

GuitarOCD.jpg

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm the same dude, got a big pile of old strings packed back into sleeves and cardboard packets...not so bad now that I'm using flatwounds and don't change so often, but I'm unlikely to ever use any of the old ones! I share your logic for keeping them, even if bass-string breakages are fairly rare ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a few open packs lying around. The problem is they all seem to have the string I really need missing from them.

Also got a heap of gear that I can't get round to selling:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dunno if i would call it OCD or not...but ive got a wierd habit of opening up every pedal ive got, and swapping the inputs and outputs around.

maybe im just a general freak! i am a lefty after all...:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dunno if i would call it OCD or not...but ive got a wierd habit of opening up every pedal ive got, and swapping the inputs and outputs around.

maybe im just a general freak! i am a lefty after all...:)

That's actually not such a bad idea really, got a few pedals that would benefit from that I feel!:up:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's actually not such a bad idea really, got a few pedals that would benefit from that I feel!:up:

that's put my mind at ease, i just thought i was a freak ha! :up:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't like playing guitar sat down. As soon as I do, I feel very uninspired and lethargic, and I just want to sleep. When I'm stood up, I feel like I can play better, accentuating the notes I'm playing with more vigour, and I just generally feel more alert. I don't know if that's just me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Em Stomp boxes, Keeping round un-broken strings, millions of guitar picks, taking guitars apart for no reason, standing up while playing (cant solo good while sitting) and cutting guitar straps once they become useless ;) so im not that bad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't like playing guitar sat down. As soon as I do, I feel very uninspired and lethargic, and I just want to sleep. When I'm stood up, I feel like I can play better, accentuating the notes I'm playing with more vigour, and I just generally feel more alert. I don't know if that's just me.

Aye....me to!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:up: me too!

me three, there isnt much that i havent taken apart at some point for no real reason other than to see how its put together... except maybe my dog o_O

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:up: me too!

Dont you find it weird i do i open it and think...wtf was i doing >.> theres no need to do this, i remember taking the machine heads off my Westone lol...it was fun trying to put them back on

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dunno if i would call it OCD or not...but ive got a wierd habit of opening up every pedal ive got, and swapping the inputs and outputs around.

maybe im just a general freak! i am a lefty after all...:)

Nah lefties arent freaks....Ive tried leftie and its Hard, its like starting over...AGAIN lol

LOL I do that with older pedals and such i also like taking the amp apart....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
in what way useless?!

I buy cheap ones, so when the strap falls off when you jump around and run round the stage like a maniac, thats the time to cut it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I buy cheap ones, so when the strap falls off when you jump around and run round the stage like a maniac, thats the time to cut it...

Cheers...

grolsch.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've still got the same blue strap that came with my first Yamaha guitar from the Argos when I was 12. It's actually the longest guitar strap I've ever found, and since I'm massive, I need it long. I've never found one quite as long as this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't like playing guitar sat down. As soon as I do, I feel very uninspired and lethargic, and I just want to sleep. When I'm stood up, I feel like I can play better, accentuating the notes I'm playing with more vigour, and I just generally feel more alert. I don't know if that's just me.

I can't play bass sitting down at all. I mean I can physically play it if I really try, but I just feel stifled or something. Even if we're having a wee acoustic type session, and I'm playing my acoustic bass, I have to stand up at the side of the room whilst the other lazy bastards in my band sit down with their acoustic guitars.

We've played two acoustic gigs. One was a warm up for the other one - we sat down on chairs in Tunnel 2, and it was just shite. I really didn't enjoy any of it at all.

A week or so later we were playing in the acoustic tent at a festival, and all standing up. It was brilliant. Standing up just made such a difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Different strap for every guitar i play live and my serious OCD is i wont burst a packet of strings for a single string because i wont use a different brand single string in a set to do a full restring. EEEEEK!

It all started when i was young doc........ Dont worry just hop up on the couch sir!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Different strap for every guitar i play live and my serious OCD is i wont burst a packet of strings for a single string because i wont use a different brand single string in a set to do a full restring. EEEEEK!

It all started when i was young doc........ Dont worry just hop up on the couch sir!

whoa thats quite bad sir..."what?"...your paying me nothing for this diagnosis...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×