#1
I just bought a PRS SE Singlecut and I was wondering whether or not I should keep the strings that it came with on for a while or just put on a new set of Ernie Ball strings. Just looking for suggestions, thanks!
#2
I almost always get my guitars professionally set up when I get them. That usually entails new strings. I prefer to have good strings on there and not the shitty factory ones that they usually come with anyway.
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#3
Can't you tell if they're in good playing condition or not?
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#4
Did you buy it new? I assume a new prs would probably come with a new set of D'Addarios or Ernie Balls or something so no, unless you want a particular guage or brand
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#5
Personally I'd change them, it's usually one of the first things that I do upon receiving a new guitar. Though that might be because I only use coated strings like Elixir, so anything else feels odd to me
#6
If you even have to ask then just put a crowbar in your wallet and put some new strings on.
#7
I play my guitars, at least one of them, every day... then practice with the band on the weekends... we play out 2 times a month, and the strings get replaced 2 days before the gig.. works out that I'm changing strings on 2 or 3 guitars every couple of weeks..

I Like 'em new and shiney..

so yea.. Change them strings out... try different brands and gauges.. see what you like..
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#8
Well I have two new sets of Ernie Ball strings but I think I may keep these ones on for a little and see how I like em. It is new and like someone else pointed out, they are probably decent strings since its a PRS but I'm gonna play the rest of the night and see how it feels. So far I'm loving the guitar, just not sure if I wanna put on the thicker Ernie Ball set or not. Thanks everyone for you input!
#10
My first rule of thumb is ALWAYS change the factory stings on a new guitar. I always put a fresh set of strings on any new guitar I get. It makes me feel better about the guitar.
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#11
I always get my strings of choice with the guitars I buy and restring right when I get it home, makes breaking it in a lot more comfortable IMO.
#12
i always personally change the strings and set up my guitar as soon as i get home with them. put new strings, fix bridge, action, neck warp according to my taste, give it a good clean up if it was a floor-model and see if it is exactly what i want, the way i play it most.
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#13
The first thing to do with any new guitar is change the strings.
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#14
I like to change them first thing, but it is totally up to you. If you play on the factory strings and like them, then save the cash and go for it. If you have a string you love, then the it just won't feel the same till you change them out.
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#15
I've decided to go ahead and change just the top three strings because the ones it came with were a rather low gauge (thinner?) than what I normally use.
#16
Does it matter? Strings are $5.
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#17
Lolz...always get new strings with a used guitar, sometimes even on new guitars.
#18
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#19
Just play the snot out it then change strings in a week or two. If you like the strings, then just try to dertermine the gauge and replace with a similar set - if you really don't want to mess with neck relief and other setup issues right now on a new guitar.
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#20
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i always personally change the strings and set up my guitar as soon as i get home with them. put new strings, fix bridge, action, neck warp according to my taste, give it a good clean up if it was a floor-model and see if it is exactly what i want, the way i play it most.


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Usually the factory strings are too thin for me, so I'll change them out, plus do all the necessary adjustments so I can have it the way that I like it.
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#21
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#22
To go against the grain a bit. I usually play the strings I get on a new guitar until they are worn out. No use in wasting a perfectly fine set of strings. I have no string allegiance. I buy uncoated 10's in whatever brand is on sale.