What's the most important guitar string?

6 string only, standard tuning only ffs

What’s the most important guitar string?

  • Bottom E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • Top E

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What is the second most important?

  • Bottom E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • Top E

0 voters

What is the third most important?

  • Bottom E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • Top E

0 voters

What is the fourth most important?

  • Bottom E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • Top E

0 voters

What is the fifth most important?

  • Bottom E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • Top E

0 voters

What is the least important?

  • Bottom E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • Top E

0 voters

Very good thread idea

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What is the most important end of the drumstick?

  • The hitting end
  • The holding end

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By most important I think “which one is worst to break on stage” and I think the answer is D. Thick enough to whack the rest out of tune when it breaks, and right in the middle so makes anything you play awkward. There you go, case closed.

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I’ve spent months being too lazy to replace a broken top e. Very seldom feel bothered by its absence

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Bottom E tuned down to D

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b string is definitely the worst, ruining the tuning convention, and for what, busker chords

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Feel like you get the most useful voicings out of A, D and G. The bass can cover the space taken up by the low E. Not much the high E can do that the B can’t.

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Lets you tune the high E down a whole step so you’ve got a major triad you can play on the highest three strings with a slide.

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Bottom e does NOTHING

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Not really sure until @Scott_Chegg answers this

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Can’t hit a drum with a stick unless you’re holding it!

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It’s fine, you’ve picked the opposite to me so I am right :wink:

E is so important it’s on there twice. Case closed.

Both half-surprised and half-expecting the majority to vote Top E as the least important.
I always found most utility with the 5th string for composition though.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-String Band

You bunch of boring chug bastards

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g’s the most important because it’s a bit weird so sounds the best

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When I was first learning to play the guitar (on a steel string dreadnaught acoustic), the g-string snapped, cutting my uncalloused finger tips and my cheek. Needless to say I was disgusted and threw the guitar in a corner for three months. Eventually I picked it back up again, retuned the B and top E and dropped the bottom E to a D, and that guitar has remained a 5 string ever since; I have a small stack of unused G-string packets sitting in a gig-bag, along with the machine head since I figured I could remove that and hang interesting things from the hole.

So yeah. Turns out G’s a cunt and you don’t need it.

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Very similar thing happened to me but managed to slice open the palm of my hand.
Fucking stupid guitars!