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where can U get a hawiian g string long enough for a guitar?

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(@portland_blues_guitarist)
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I heard that JIMI HENDRIX used a HAWIIAN G string on his guitar.

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(@aroundtheclaxon)
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is this like a joke? i dont get what ur talking about

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(@u2bono269)
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i thought he used a banjo string for his high e.

im not a hendrix expert, but im pretty sure that what you're thinking isnt true

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(@jasoncolucci)
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If you're talking about uke strings...I /believe/ they're nylon. I can honestly say I've never heard this.

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Band of Gypsies drummer Buddy Miles insisted that Hendrix used a very heavy E string, a medium gauge on his A and D, a Hawaiian G string, a light B, and a super-light E. This was supposedly not just for experimentation, but something Hendrix did because he thought the mixed gauges would keep the guitar in tune better. (Michael Bloomfield apparently tried some of the Hendrix Strats that Miles owned, and he was also a proponent of the mixed gauge theory.)

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(@u2bono269)
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i remember reading he used the high E as a B string, and a Tenor (banjo?) string for the high e.

as far as the mixed gauges, i have read many things about jimi and i dnt remember it saying he mixed his gauges like that.

why does it matter, btw?

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(@97reb)
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What is a super light high E, an .008. That just seems to be asking for trouble there. Too many breakages. A .009 is about as thin as I'd go, rather have a .010. whatever works for you though.

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(@mad_guitarist)
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ok, i searched and i searched for something about jimi and his strings or for any information on a "hawaiian" g string.

everywhere i looked, i found the same thing:

"Jimi played with Fender Rock 'N' Roll light-gauge strings, using a regular E string for a B and sometimes a tenor A string for a little E (.010, .013, .015, .026, .032, .038)."

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i love that comment

I don't want you to play me a riff that's going to impress Joe Satriani; give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.

— Ozzy Osbourne

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thanks

I don't want you to play me a riff that's going to impress Joe Satriani; give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.

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