So, I was browsing the Internet and stumbled across this video of someone using fishing wire as string replacements. This seemed to be kind of a gag just to see if it was actually even possible, but it got me thinking.
Obviously, I don't think fishing wire is a true replacement for actual guitar strings. Still, if I ever had a string snap on me and I didn't have anything else, I'd imagine it'd be better than nothing. Comparing prices with actual guitar strings, it's certainly not very expensive to keep some extra around.
However, that leaves me with a question. The video shows an acoustic guitar. I play an electric. I'm still relatively new to the instrument, so I don't know how everything works yet. However, a friend of mine who also plays the guitar told me that guitar pickups are usually based off of magnets. Then, because the strings are made of metal, the magnets in the pickups can detect the movement of the strings. Thus, the strings have to be made of metal.
That's a problem if I use fishing wire, because fishing wire is usually made of plastic (unless I'm mistaken). So am I correct to believe that using fishing wire on an electric guitar wouldn't work? Or perhaps does it depend on what kind of pickups I'm using and/or what fishing wire I would be using?