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Old 01-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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How often do you change strings?

Simple, How often do you change strings?

I change strings every two weeks - one month

Depending on breakage or if they sound dead.

just wondering about everyone else
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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I have 10 guitars so I only change them,

When they break

start to feel ishy

or cant get in tune or stay in tune or just sound dead.

Sometimes thats 1 week or 2 in the sweaty summer. Sometimes its 6 months if I don't play it a whole lot.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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the acoustic guitars my favorite which i use everyday gets changed once every cople months or so unless im doing alot of giggin or recording in which case theyll get changed everyday or so
the other acoustics get chnaged when they feel icky or break

electric guitars since im gigging once a week i change those once a month or when they break
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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No one sells them in my small town so whenever I go to the city
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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For my two main guitars, approx every two weeks or so. For my lesser played ones, every couple months.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:57 AM   #6
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at minimum 6 months, i don't wipe them down at all with anything. and they still aren't 'dead' at 6 months. this is true even on guitars i play a lot and guitars that don't.

i don't like coated string's, just d'addario 11's nickle blues.

they work great for me and 10 packs are $35 tops.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:20 AM   #7
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depends on the brand, i pretty much use elixers only now and they last a hell of a lot longer than ernie balls. elixers can last months for me but i can go through a pack of ernie balls in a month or under.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:47 AM   #8
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About once a month, sometimes longer but normally once a month.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:55 AM   #9
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My electric I change less frequently. I'm using Elixirs as they last a lot longer, so every three months or so I change them

Acoustic, theoretically every month
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:38 AM   #10
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I just change them when I feel like they need it. Not often
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:34 AM   #11
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I play guitar every day, and so my strings get pretty gunky pretty quick, even though I wash my hands before I play most of the time. I also like smooth strings, so like once every 1-2 months.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:10 AM   #12
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I use elixers so pretty much when they die in my experience they are extremely tough strings.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:35 AM   #13
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Every month.

I own 3 guitars and I play them 3/4 times a week . . . . . and I live in a very wet city (Seville), so I change them the strings every month.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:28 AM   #14
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I dunno. Mostly every month or so. Or until they feel rust and sticky.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:33 AM   #15
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #16
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I always clean my strings and spray that Fast Fret stuff on them and my hands never sweat.
I've gone almost 1 year without changing my strings.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #17
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Wipe every guitar down everyday even if I didn't lay a hand on that particular guitar. When I was still really starting, I hadn't played a guitar in a month that I restrung, and just didn't give it the attention. I opened the case around 3-4 weeks later and they were black. So I wipe everything down, which isn't a big deal it's only 4 guitars, but I'd rather do that then be surprised randomly. I do in fact change them from anywhere between 8-12 months, by wiping down these coated strings, they last a ridiculous amount of time.

I use Elixirs now on my 3 6 strings, (10-46) on the Musicman, and RGA. (10-56) on the RG927, (11-49) on the LTD, and I still have to restring my Yamaha NTX Classical with these EXP45 Coated Nylon Strings.

I love the feel of Elixirs, and I don't see how some people act like it affects their tone that much. Body woods, pickups, and the amp shape your tone more than strings would. So when I jumped from D'Addarios to Elixirs, I only see it as an amazing investment. I have to spend literally 40$ a year on strings at most. And Elixir has been amazing, they sent me 8 free packs of strings to try out on all my instruments so I don't have to buy strings for awhile now.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #18
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #19
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all at once.

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #20
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I have 10 guitars so I only change them,

When they break

start to feel ishy

or cant get in tune or stay in tune or just sound dead.

Sometimes thats 1 week or 2 in the sweaty summer. Sometimes its 6 months if I don't play it a whole lot.



same as this but I have 6 guitars
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