#1
I know strings are supposed to last like 6 months, but whenever I get new strings and start using them, they rust REALLY fast, to the point of breaking when I try to pick a string while bending.

Anyone know why? Are there specific kinds of strings that dont rust?
#2
coated strings will last longer i have the same problem but i hate how coated strings feel so you could get stainless strings though they eat the frets faster
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#3
Clean your strings after you're done playing at the end of each day and use Fast Fret. I go a year between string changes.
#4
try wiping down your guitar strings when your done playing or periodically while your playing if your sweating that much.

I've never had my strings rust, although I never leave them on for 6 months either. I usually try to change them once they start sounding dull.
Last edited by mh1986 at Oct 6, 2011,
#5
Quote by KG6_Steven
Clean your strings after you're done playing at the end of each day and use Fast Fret. I go a year between string changes.


How would I clean them? Just run a cloth along the strings and under them?
#6
Do your hands sweat? Talc your hands before playing. It'll also make them smell nice.
You can run a paper towel down and around the strings after playing if you really want.
There's a good chance that what I've written above is useless and if you take any of the advice it's your own fault.
#7
Fast Fret comes with a cotton cloth for wiping the strings. It also has a dauber loaded with special oil for the keeping your strings looking like new.