#1
Hey UG,

So, I guess it was wednesday or thursday when I changed the strings on my fender strat. I use Ernie Ball Fat Bottoms (0.10). Though, if I look at the strings now they already look like they've been on the guitar for a month or so and they feel kinda old too. Does anyone know how to keep the strings more fresh over time?

Thanks
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#4
buy a string cleaner, or use Elixir strings, they are more expensive, but they last you about 6-7 months
#5
wipe them strings. get a guitar case to put it in. strings wear faster if left out.
#6
Wipe strings, but I find even more importantly: wash your hands before you play. Theres a chance you might have slightly acidic sweat/skin oil which burns the strings faster.
#7
Quote by TimmyPage06
Wipe strings, but I find even more importantly: wash your hands before you play. Theres a chance you might have slightly acidic sweat/skin oil which burns the strings faster.


+1
#8
I have this problem too but I think it's my own fault as I often have the urge to drop the tuning low and then get bored of it and tune it up again. Couple of times of doing this and hey presto the strings are done.
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#9
Quote by SamMetalGuitar
buy a string cleaner, or use Elixir strings, they are more expensive, but they last you about 6-7 months


+1

Although the other stuff works too. xD
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#10
wipe ur strings after playing

Also i find that Ernie Ball strings wear out fast. For me, they also last around like 1 week. Use D'addarios, they last longer. If u have the cash, buy Elixirs, they last REALLY long
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#11
Ever try wiping the strings down with a rag after playing? Can you say Rag? Sure, I knew you could!!
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#12
Wipe your strings down before and after playing, use the stuff littlephil suggested.
Also, clean your hands before playing and dry thoroughly.
Keep your guitar in the case when not in use.

Avoid contact with water.

If you do all of that, those Ernie Balls will last you 3 months with a little luck.
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#13
wipe strings after playing or buy coated strings.
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#14
I'd suggest trying D'Arddios. Personally, I use Ernie Balls and I love them, but for some people, they tend to wear much faster than other strings. Its apparently because of the chemical makeup of their sweat, for me, if I use D'Arddios they wear out in 2 weeks, but I can use EBs for 2 months.
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#15
Different brands will wear differently for different people. Different differently differently different. Anyhoo, do as others have suggested, wipe the strings down with a microfibre cloth after you play and wash your hands before you play; I would also suggest you try the Ernie Ball Titanium Coated strings. They are more expensive than most strings but they'll survive anything.
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