#1
Pretty self-explanatory title. Buuut... During the colder months of the year (September-March), my guitar strings stay perfectly fine. But around this time of year when it starts getting hot and humid, EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to pick up my guitar, my highest three strings (G B E) are insanely dirty and rusty. It happens overnight and it happens even if I clean them after I play. Does this have anything to do with the humidity? Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

I live in Northern Indiana btw. Gets humid here.
#4
if the fretboard is clean, skip steps 1, 2 and 3.

1. take all strings off.
2. get razor and VERY carefully scrape any shit off the fretboard.
3. oil the fretboard with the appropriate oil (ask at a guitar store)
4. replace strings, use Elixrs.
5. wipe down and clean strings every day. use some fast fret as well.
6. keep it in a hard case which has a lining.
they're coming to take me away
ha-haaa
Last edited by Banjocal at Jun 19, 2011,
#5
It has everything to do with humidity, which means they're probably steel coated strings. I feel like the best way to prevent it would be to buy nickel plated strings instead - though they will give you a slightly different tone. Or I guess if you have a de-humidifier, you could use that in the room. Are they old strings? You might just change them if they're old. There's a protective coat that could have been worn off exposing the steel to the humid air
#6
Humidity, and, if you sweat when you play (like me), then that will hurt them as well.

Where abouts in Northen Indiana?
Squier Strat
Behringer Fuzz
GFT-90
#7
Quote by Guitarbaddie

Where abouts in Northen Indiana?



Warsaw. hahaha.

And, yeah, I think a lot of it has to do with the Humidity. I've heard good things about the Elixir coated strings