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Old 07-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Does anyone have this problem with new strings?

I recently re-strung my acoustic with a set of ddario phosphor bronze's like I always do, and they'd been sounding nice and bright all week, until a couple of friends of mine used my guitar for a gig, then the next day my strings felt 3 months old...let me note that these guys play mostly fingerstyle like myself so nothing too rough, but I have heard that strings react with different people's sweat? I'm not sure. Is it because of different people's sweat mixing or something weird like that? Thanks
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Different people sweat more, and their sweat can be more corrosive, this is true.

You have to clean the strings immediately after playing for best life span. Maybe that didn't happen?

You could have lent the guitar out just as the strings were about to lose that, "new string sound".

Or, maybe you were hexed by all three of these things happening at once.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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me, i hate new string sound and i'm happy when it wears off.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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Meh, I wouldn't be too bothered by this. Strings are quite cheap.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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well, except for thomastiks - and even they're not that expensive.

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Meh, I wouldn't be too bothered by this. Strings are quite cheap.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:07 AM   #7
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If they used some alternate tunings, that could have done it...
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #8
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I recently re-strung my acoustic with a set of ddario phosphor bronze's like I always do, and they'd been sounding nice and bright all week, until a couple of friends of mine used my guitar for a gig, then the next day my strings felt 3 months old...let me note that these guys play mostly fingerstyle like myself so nothing too rough, but I have heard that strings react with different people's sweat? I'm not sure. Is it because of different people's sweat mixing or something weird like that? Thanks


It seems too soon for pH difference in sweat to make a difference. Maybe they swapped the strings for some reason.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Your guitar, over time, will "get used to" your style of playing/the feel of you. When you loan it to another player it will try to adjust itself to the "new" player and when it is returned to you it has to adjust back to you. I know, it sounds crazy but my old guitar teacher told me this and maybe because he did, I noticed this was true. He had a guitar store and wouldn't let anyone just come in and jam on the guitars unless they were serious about buying for that reason.
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