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Guitar Strings are DANGEROUS!

Welcome to another episode of Viewer’s Comments; the weekly show where I answer your questions about recording to the best of my ability!

Ike Fishman asks:
Hey Glenn, some guy at the airport just got help up for having a pack of D’addario guitar strings in his bag. What are your thoughts on this?

I know a lot of people complain about the TSA, but I’m not going to because I understand that it’s a very strange world we’re living in these days where we have to give up a lot of rights and privacy to air travel. Unfortunately that’s just the world we live in.

The TSA agents probably saw these guitar stings and thought, garrote wire! Something you could use to strangle somebody! They’re seeing that as a weapon. I’m sure the musician had no clue and it never dawned on him that they could be used for that! However if someone is looking to see weapons, that’s what they’re going to see!

If you’re going to carry guitar strings on an aircraft, make sure that they’re in your checked bag and not in your carry on, because that will cause you grief!