#1
I was just curious.... how often does every one usually change strings on their guitars? Lately I've been playing so much I have to change them out every week... which is a huge bitch, but w/e

I realize this depends highly on the type of strings you use and your playing style, but I'm just curious....


Ever since I got my Ibanez, I don't do as much insane playing on my Les Paul, so the strings on that last a longer time... My Strat I tend to restring every month or so, but the Ibanez is a weekly deal.
#2
it depends... sometimes once a month, sometimes like a lot longer than that... it's usually whenever I can get around to changing the strings and whenever I really bother to throw new ones on.
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#3
This is gonna sound like a commercial, but it's not. I use Fast-Fret. I normally change my strings once a year. I have a couple of guitars that are going on two or three years with the same strings. They're still shiny. They still have good intonation.

Sucks changing strings every week or every month. Been there and done that. No more.
#4
Every two months or so. It also depends on how you sweat. Whenever one of my friends plays my guitar, the strings are rusted the next day. He must have salty hands.

Mine are naturally lubricating
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Quote by KG6_Steven
This is gonna sound like a commercial, but it's not. I use Fast-Fret. I normally change my strings once a year. I have a couple of guitars that are going on two or three years with the same strings. They're still shiny. They still have good intonation.

Sucks changing strings every week or every month. Been there and done that. No more.



Hmm strange i must have acidic hands or something... I actually use Fast-Fret too and I'm still having to replace them that fast.
#6
GHS Fast fret + GHS boomer strings = Great lengthy strings to my exp.

They stay bright and detailed after months of use.

I tend to sweat alot in my hands and Makes them rust quicker but fast fret is really good, you should try some.

Edit; you did lol.
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#7
I change my strats strings about every month or so. My Ibanez I used to do monthly but right now I haven't for a couple of months. Just doesn't need it as I haven't been playing it as much.
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#9
I don't play as often as I'd like, but my strings were changed sometime around August/September, I keep the guitar in it's bag when I'm not playing it and the strings are still as good as new.
#10
if youre a constant 2- god knows how many hours a day player i would recommend changing every 2-3 months. for me its when my G string turns black or when it gets incredibly filthy *snicker snicker*
#11
I think I'm going to change my strings every time someone makes a "How often do you change your strings" thread. My strings will never rust.
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I think I'm going to change my strings every time someone makes a "How often do you change your strings" thread. My strings will never rust.
Going by that metric, you may never be able to play your guitar.

Anyway, I change my strings usually about once a month. I order my strings for cheap overseas so if I've run out I don't exactly have the luxury of changing any time I want.
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#13
I change them once a month and a half. That is since i use Ernie Ball. I used any string I could...Even horse hair worked as an e.
#14
I change them every 3-4 months, or when one string breaks, whichever comes first. My hands are never sweaty when I play though, which might be why I can go for a lot longer than most people without changing or breaking strings.
#15
Whenever they start to feel even a little bit grimy. I keep my hands clean and wipe down my strings when done playing. So usually around 2 months or a little sooner is when I end up doing it. I play 1 or 2 hours a day now due to work and school.
#16
i change mine once a month.. sometime sooner.. depends how much i play, and it i have been doing any gigs... if i do gigs i will change twice a month..
#17
DR pure blues keep their life for me up to 3 months then they either corrode or break and this is with Biweekly band practice and two hours of jamming daily.
If i use Super Slinky they hold up for like 2 months under the same conditions but they sound tinny on my guitar i built.
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#18
Tone is great on new strings once they break in but I can't buy strings all the time so I don't put new strings on very often, Not unless one breaks and that usually doesn't happen since I tin my strings. But for some reason the D strings on my 335 copy and Squier Strat both broke at the saddle a couple weeks ago. I still haven't changed them, I've just been playing my Tele since then.
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#19
Never. I have a 1954 Fender Stratocaster that still has the original strings.

I'm joking, of course, I change strings about once every 2 or three months (I usually change strings on all my guitars at the same time regardless of whether I played them heavily or not) and I don't have a '54 Strat.
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