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#1
This happens to you..

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They're only about 3 months old, Dean Markley Signature strings.
Yeah..
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Last edited by whoahesgood at Jul 14, 2011,
#2
I bought a set of Dean Markleys the other day. Within 2 days they began to rust pretty bad. I remember why I stopped buying them.
#3
says on the back of the box "Longer life".
LMAO.. my ass.
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#4
It breaks!
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#5
Quote by whoahesgood
This happens to you..


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They're only about 3 months old, Dean Markley Signature strings.
Yeah..

thats your problem right there bro
#6
I've went through 5 months with stock strings and never had this happen LMAOO.
Thing is, I don't really play my acoustic lmaoo.
Amazing that this happened..sigh..
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#9
3 MONTHS?! I change them at least once every month if not more. Then again it reaslly depends on how much you play...
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#14
My record is two years. No change. I'm not kidding. I have 11 guitars. We are talking a lot of cash for string changes
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#15
I've had mine on over half a year.

They sound like SHIIIT. It's awful. And the reason I haven't changed them yet is I want to get both my guitars professionally set up again, and I figured that's when I'll get them restrung. But one of my guitars has uneven frets and a set up isn't really going to fix the fretbuzz, and there are no luthiers around here.... so I've just kind of been bummed and not done anything about it.
#16
two years...jesus christ i wouldn't even want to touch those strings LMAO
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#17
my strings look worse after a month than most peoples' strings do after a year. i hate my acidic sweat
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#21
LOL, I have a lot of guitars and I let the strings go for a long time. And I buy the $2 Musicians Gear strings.

It is nice to hear the newness when I change them.
#22
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Pfft, play em till they break, 6 months to a year isn't too old.

I just changed a pair of ernie ball strings this week that I put on my old strat back in '03. I never played the guitar that much but yeah if I went by that mindset I might never change my strings.
On my live guitars I change them every two weeks due to the loss in crispness and after two weeks of playing live + the practice that goes along with that they get to feeling weird.
#23
Yeah honestly though I only switch strings if
A) This happened
B) String snaps

Why people switch after 3 weeks..I have yet to know lmao..
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#24
You know you need to change your strings when:

Your low E and A start sounding like rubber bands.
You have to scrape off the rust and gunk with a metal tool prior to playing.
Your fingertips are brown when you finish playing.
Slides are akin to dragging razor blades across your fingers.
#25
i probably have about a dozen guitars with strings that have been on there for over a year, i have too many to keep them fresh, and besides those guitars dont get played as much.

a string change for me is usually the result of a break.

i will easily go 6 months on my main guitar.

for some reason the strings don't wear for me like other people's do.

i should also note i use D'addario Nickel Blues 11's
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#26
^It depends how you store the guitar. If I keep mine in their cases, the strings will last for a few months without becoming rough/dull. If I keep one on a stand, the strings are dull and rough after a few weeks.
#27
I don't particularly like the sound of new strings, usually I go about 3-4 months between string changes unless I'm changing gauge or have a break.


Actually. Where is the best place to buy strings in bulk from? IE 10 packs of strings in each purchase.
#28
^eBay.
I got 10 sets of D'addarios for $60AU a while ago. If you get them from the US its even cheaper.
#29
As soon as I hear the top end start to drop off I change them. When I'm gigging I change them before every gig. I consider a new set of strings an operating cost just like putting petrol in the van.
I buy mine off ebay too. Much cheaper than any of the thieving music shops around here.
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#30
Quote by littlephil
^It depends how you store the guitar. If I keep mine in their cases, the strings will last for a few months without becoming rough/dull. If I keep one on a stand, the strings are dull and rough after a few weeks.


definitely agree on storage.

i have 11 on hangers and three in stands and quite a few (at least eight) more buried in the closed in cases.

i am one of these people that prefer the tone of older strings (not necessarily 5 years old but at least 2-3 months).

also i tend to alternate between a maximum of three guitars at once, and each of those two or three will have strings on them the way i like them. then i get bored with one of those guitars and pick up another off of the wall, and put the other one up, and i am entertained for a few weeks with a different guitar.
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#31
I "recharge" my fast Fret applicator with corrosion-X. This keeps the strings like new for MUCH longer.

But even with that, old strings eventually will sound very dull, and your intonation goes to $#!T.

If you have a bunch of guitars, 6 months to a year isn't hard to achieve....your simply not playing ALL of your guitars as much as you would if you only had 1 or 2. And you won't hear how dull they sound....you'll just assume that's what that guitar naturally sounds like.

For best tone and intonation, on a well played guitar more than 1 month is pushing it.
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#32
I've never had that kind of bad luck with Dean Markley... They usually have lasted as long or longer than anything else I use.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#33
I only change strings when I either A. break one or B. want to polish my guitar with the Dunlop 65 wax stuff.
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#34
i just changed the strings cuz i can't play drop D with 9's... ( much too loose and i like really tight strings )
and with the last free setup that my guitar shop did ( im lucky when i bought my EC-100 )
they put 9's on it....

11's are much better. only the G-string is a bit too big imo it's 22p
any idea's? ( using beefy's )
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#35
Hey, when I first picked up my classical again a few months ago; for about two weeks I played with strings six years old.
#36
on my main guitar I change the strings when they break: usually around 2 to 4 weeks.
On my backup guitar I change them when they start getting rust on them.
#37
I change my strings when they break, used to be every month or so, now i switched to GHS ive had the same strings on all my guitars for over a year.

\m/
#38
The intonation goes out when they are ready to change. Don't you guys check the intonation when you tune up?
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#39
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I change my strings when they break, used to be every month or so, now i switched to GHS ive had the same strings on all my guitars for over a year.

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Exact opposite with me with GHS... they would break like crazy. DR are the way to go!
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The intonation goes out when they are ready to change. Don't you guys check the intonation when you tune up?


No.
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