#1
How often do u change strings
Last edited by Tallman72 at Apr 20, 2011,
#3
When they break.
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#4
When they break or when the four bass strings start looking really disgusting, I used to change them a lot more coz of the high strings lost their brightness after about an hour of use I just gave up on that.
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#6
my classical's had them on for a few months, it's time for a change, but I am elazy
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#7
Steel string- every couple of weeks depending on how often I use the guitar
Classical - you can change them???
#9
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ive had mine on for 10 years, they still sound primo

Of course if you never play it.
#10
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When they break.


+1

If you use good quality coated strings. They should last a long time and still sound good.
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#12
I change them when they don't sound like i want them to.
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#13
usually, but i recently bought a guitar that sounded so good with the strings that were on it that i'm leaving them on for now.

Quote by Tallman72
When u buy a new guitar do u put new strings on straight away


exactly! no sense is putting a time on changing the strings. i've had the same brand of strings last for 2 months or go bad in 2 weeks on the same guitar. reasons could be humidity differences, changes in my own skin oils or acids, differences in amount of time playing the instrument, variation in strings.

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I change them when they don't sound like i want them to.
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#14
Quote by mynameisharp
ive had mine on for 10 years, they still sound primo
Haha!

Mine have been on since I bought the guitar, about three to four years ago. Although it is only a cheap crappy thing. I'll probably change them more frequently when upgrade to decent one and I'm actually concerned about how it sounds.
#15
I change mine every four to six weeks. love the feel of new strings.
my mate loves me. I pass them on to him. so they get well used
my used feel like new to him. I'm a light player, so they get recycled
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#17
Quote by Tallman72
How do you know when they need to be changed


When you don't like how the strings sound or feel anymore.
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#18
earnieballs earthwound 13s. I change them when they break soo like every 2-3 months? usually one will break and the other follow suit soon after, I beat the hell out of that guitar.
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#19
You must literally beat the shit out of the guitar.

I've never broken a string on one of my guitars...ever. In 10 years of playing. I don't know why, but it's never been a problem for me.

I change my acoustic strings when they need changing -- typically every 3-4 weeks for uncoated strings and about 6 weeks for coated strings. Still haven't figured out when my electric strings need changing.

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#20
From the responses, it seems like it's a personal thing.

In my opinion, I find that strings lose their good sound in about 2 months (but really it depends on how much you play). The thing is, it happens so gradually, you don't realize that they don't sound great until you put new ones on.

There's nothing like fresh strings.

I don't replace strings one at a time, because I hate the way a new string sounds in the middle of a bunch of old, duller ones.