#1
Because, I dunno, I've had my guitar for like 2 years and a half now and I've never changed the strings on it.

I was always too lazy to bother myself do it, and I'll admit that I'm kinda afraid that I can't get the new set of strings on and then I'll have to take it to a guitar shop for me them to do it, and it would be a bit embarassing...

And the notes don't seem to ring out more than 4 or 5 seconds, and when I do pinch harmonics, maybe it's just me but they definitely don't sound like they should. They sound like a mix of the normal sounding note + the pinched harmonic note.
#2
Yeah, as the strings get older the sustain lessins. I would change the strings as sson as you can.
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#3
Simply put YES

If you want a great tone change regularly!
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#5
2 years? they never broke?
first time i swapped mine i had to go to a music store cuz i couldn't to it myself
they explained me and now i can swap 6 guitar strings in a flash
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#6
Remember, It could always be a combination of Bad Pickups and/or An amp that is cutting your sustain, but having your strings on a guitar for two and a half years is like putting a Sandwich in your fridge for two and a half years and expect it to taste good when you take it out!

I usually Change strings every six months at the latest!
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#7
OMFG CHANGE THOSE POOR STRINGS! I wouldn't let mine go for 2-1/2 months, much less, 2-1/2 years. And oh yeah, it has an effect on everything you play. And you really need to know how to re-string your guitar anyway, so learn it now and have many happy re-strings in your future.
#8
Well, I guess I'll change them then. Thanks guys.

Just one more question, if you guys don't mind... For gauges and brands, what am I supposed to go for? Also, how do I know if a gauge is compatible with my guitar?

I usually play from Standard tuning to Drop C. Very, very rarely I've dropped below that...
#9
Quote by KaiZ
Well, I guess I'll change them then. Thanks guys.

Just one more question, if you guys don't mind... For gauges and brands, what am I supposed to go for? Also, how do I know if a gauge is compatible with my guitar?

I usually play from Standard tuning to Drop C. Very, very rarely I've dropped below that...


as far as what you are 'supposed to go for' there is nothing really beyond personal preference.

i use D'addario 11's in E std, they last well for me, seem to last a while before they break, and you can get them in bulk so its cheaper (i buy 10 or 25 sets at a time).

but really as long as the strings are steel (being not nylon or bronze), whatever you like is the answer.

i would recommend trying a few different brands until you get a taste of what you like, a lot of people like Ernie Ball, D'addario, some people swear by GHS, some like DR. its just whatever you like.
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#10
The first thing to go on strings is the top end. The top end is where the pinch harmonics live.
2 years? Change your godamn strings, that's crazy talk.
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