#1
.. I'd like to know when it would be wise to change strings, like every 2 months? just a wild guess. I ask this cause I don't want to waste strings or have them too long.
#2
there's no set time. just change them when they start to feel/sound like crap.
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#3
hmmm, if your not realy playing with a band or recording you can leave them on for ages if they are of good quality. I used to change mine every month and realised how much a waste of money that was. Eventuallly the intonation will go out slightly though and will show signs of wear.
2 months seems like a good length of time, but you can probably stretch it a bit further
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#5
I keep mine till they break. I've had a pair of D'addarios that have lasted me so far for about 4-5 months, while Ernie Balls last me 1-2 months and Dean Markleys last me about 6 months. The D'addarios might win...
#6
If you don't gig or record and can't tell a big difference between new and old strings, then don't change them until you have to.
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#7
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I keep mine till they break. I've had a pair of D'addarios that have lasted me so far for about 4-5 months, while Ernie Balls last me 1-2 months and Dean Markleys last me about 6 months. The D'addarios might win...

the opposite for me. but D'addarios last me at most 2 to 3 weeks. while Ernie Balls last me 2 to 3 months.
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#8
Hmm, thanks guys . Another question, I got these coated Ernie Ball strings a few weeks ago, put them on my guitar, and one string just snapped after like, 3 days, whilst I wasnt even bending or anything. Any explanation for that?
#13
check around for sharp areas on the saddle of the string that broke. if not that then it was probably just a faulty string.
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#14
Hmm yes well, I guess a faulty string would be a good explanation, since I was just playing the intro to johnny be good, and without any pressure the string just went 'poof' and broke.
#15
But if the bridge has a sharp point, that could cut the string. Check for that.
#16
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Hmm, thanks guys . Another question, I got these coated Ernie Ball strings a few weeks ago, put them on my guitar, and one string just snapped after like, 3 days, whilst I wasnt even bending or anything. Any explanation for that?


hmm have any other of the same string broken at the same section previously? if it's a repeat occurence then you may just have a sharp point there otherwise it could just be nothing.