Here's What Happens When You Play a Guitar with a Red Hot Nickel Ball

Trevor English

Believe it or not, there is a man out there who spends his time recording what happens when he places a red hot nickel ball on things, and the videos are actually pretty spectacular. What happens to guitar strings is no different, although you may not be surprised by the results. The strings start off well tuned, although they are on the last leg of their life and need replacing. Once the nickel ball is placed on them, they snap in a burst of musical discord.