#1
Regardless of what kind of strings i put on my guitar (aside from elixir, which i don't like the sound of) the wound ones seem to lose their brilliance and the plains start turning dark over frequently used frets within a week or less. I wash my hands before playing but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
#3
Quote by NakedInTheRain
how sweaty do your hands get? do you wipe down your strings after playing?

also, do you live on the coast? the salt in the air can **** up your strings pretty quickly.


yes i wipe them down, no i don't live on the coast. my hands get pretty sweat when i'm playing hard, sweaty enough i've seen spots of moisture on my fret board.
#5
Try using some GHS Fast Fret. I think you'll find your strings last a little longer than a week.
#6
Quote by NakedInTheRain
how sweaty do your hands get? do you wipe down your strings after playing?

also, do you live on the coast? the salt in the air can **** up your strings pretty quickly.

That wouldn't be it. I live in Portland, Maine (our main export is lobster, if you want an estimate to how close to the shore), and my strings last me a good month, maybe two (no I don't use coated). It would be more likely one of the first two
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Keep trying different kinds til you find ones that work for you.
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#8
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That wouldn't be it. I live in Portland, Maine (our main export is lobster, if you want an estimate to how close to the shore), and my strings last me a good month, maybe two (no I don't use coated). It would be more likely one of the first two

depends on where you store the guitar. if i leave any of my electrics out of the case, the strings get screwed pretty quickly - otherwise, they're fine. and i live across the road from the beach.
#9
The Fast Fret is a good idea, as I've used it for years to good effect. In your case, a rag dampened with rubbing alcohol wiped across both sides of the strings before the fast fret should help too.
#10
Wipe your strings down after you play and keep the guitar in a case. Easy as Sunday morning.
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#12
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DR coated. I change mine once a year.


Aurora's another brand of coated strings I like a lot.
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Aurora's another brand of coated strings I like a lot.


Never heard of them. I will have to check them out.
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Never heard of them. I will have to check them out.


Available in tacky colors too!

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#17
I really want some gray colored strings.
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#19
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awesome idea - buy ROYGBV colours and then string your guitar up like a rainbow.
The spectrum mnemonic acronym is actually, "ROY G. BIV", (red orange, yellow, green, blue, INDIGO, violet). No big deal though, you just have to buy a 7 string....
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#21
You could probably market that to the hippie acoustic crowd.

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#23
Quote by antisun
Regardless of what kind of strings i put on my guitar (aside from elixir, which i don't like the sound of) the wound ones seem to lose their brilliance and the plains start turning dark over frequently used frets within a week or less. I wash my hands before playing but it doesn't seem to make a difference.


Do you wipe your strings down after playing? Washing your hands helps, but you need to wipe the strings down too.
#24
this is prolly gonna sound kind of odd, but i put turtle wax on my strings to keep the moisture off, it works fairly well
#25
GHS Fast Fret. I started using it recently. I used to change my strings literally every two weeks. It made a huge difference. Just use it after you finish playing. I just keep it in my pedalboard road case and wipe down the strings after every gig.
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#26
I don't use chemicals, but I do wipe the strings down thoroughly with white fleece, or white T shirt material. Don't be shy, wipe the strings and fretboard vigorously, until the rag stays white, then put the guitar in its case of gig bag.