#1
I have been getting a lot of dirt on my strings recently, and three days ago i changed my strings. Dirt is building up ridiculously quickly on any strings I use, and washing my hands doesnt seem to help. Any tips people can give me?

Usually I change strings every 3 months
#2
Don't let your guitar play in the mud.




but in all seriousness, wipe down the strings after you play. Several companies make string cleaning supplies.
#3
Yeah, use some fret/string cleaner. I just use a cloth and Fast Fret after a session and that gets the gunk off fine.
#4
Wash hands before playing and wipe fret board and strings off after playing. Your strings will have much more life if you clean them regularly.
#5
Quote by srob7001
Wash hands before playing and wipe fret board and strings off after playing. Your strings will have much more life if you clean them regularly.


+1

took the words right from my finger tips.
#7
Are you sure its dirt and not just rust?
Some strings rust really fast...
*cough* Fender strings *cough*
#8
Use some thread and scrape anything off from under the strings.
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#10
Wipe them down with a Blitz cloth before and after you play.
Always tin your strings.

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