#1
We're having a sudden period of hot weather here in the UK and now I can't bend my strings! The strings just seem to slip off my fingers.

Does anyone think this is due to horrible clammy hands, or could it be that the neck relief has changed due to the change in humidity?

Thanks.
Last edited by grantjames at Jul 14, 2013,
#2
I doubt that it's the neck relief. It could be, but I doubt it.

Are your hands clammy? If yes, then it's probably the issue.

Do what Jeff Beck does and use some talcum powder, or cool the room you're in down with a fan to stop the clamminess.
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Quote by grantjames
We're having a sudden period of hot weather here in the UK and now I can't bend my strings! The strings just seem to slip off my fingers.

Does anyone think this is due to horrible clammy hands, or could it be that the neck relief has changed due to the change in humidity?

Thanks.


Mate we have had about 4 days of hot weather i dont think that is it.
How old are your string cause it might just be that you are due to a change of strings.
You should try to change your strings every 6-8 months.

But dont go into any drastic thoughts just put some talk on your hands before you play
#4
Quote by Nick.Trigg
Mate we have had about 2 or 3 weeks of hot weather i dont think that is it.
How old are your string cause it might just be that you are due to a change of strings.
You should try to change your strings every 1-2 months but really it all depends.

But dont go into any drastic thoughts just put some talk on your hands before you play



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#5
Nick, where do you get your information from?

6-8 months? Yuk. They'd be rusty and shit. And yea, it's been hot for weeks now.
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could it be that the neck relief has changed due to the change in humidity?


has the humidity actually changed? the temperature has, but the humidity seems more or less the same as it ever was. At least here in northern ireland
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Mate we have had about 4 days of hot weather i dont think that is it.
How old are your string cause it might just be that you are due to a change of strings.
You should try to change your strings every 6-8 months.

But dont go into any drastic thoughts just put some talk on your hands before you play

If you wait that long to change strings
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you should see how long i wait

to be fair with the humidity and heat in florida you probably have to change strings every 6-8 hours
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You should try to change your strings every 6-8 months.


6-8 MONTHS?

Lordy.
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you should see how long i wait

to be fair with the humidity and heat in florida you probably have to change strings every 6-8 hours

no I can get away with 1-2 months when it is only band practice, but I do a fresh set before every show.
But I also swap between 3-4 guitars
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i reckon in this part of the world you can get away with 6 months to about a year, depending on your sweat. and also how many guitars you're playing (and how much you're playing).
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My Tele doesn't get played much anymore and the strings go dark and rusty after around 6 months. I change them every 3 months just because if I do want to play it, I wouldn't be able to.

The guitars I use generally get changed 6 weekly.

I wouldn't put too much focus on that post. Without being mean, based on the general 'advice' given by the poster he should be asking for advice rather than giving it.
#13
Im Not a ****ing spastic *6-8 weeks. You should have worked that out lol.
But with the 4 days of hot weather ok that was stupid take the piss out of that but ^ I Wouldnt be registered to this if i knew that little about electric guitars. i know when to change my strings !!!!!!!
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6-8 months? Yuk. They'd be rusty and shit. And yea, it's been hot for weeks now.


My strings never rust, ever. Just because that's not true for you doesn't mean that your conditions apply to everyone. The guitars that I rarely play pretty much get the 6 month treatment. No point in changing them more often when they feel the same regardless.
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^ yeah i mean southern california basically has zero humidity most of the time, right?

even here in NI (which is pretty damp and humid) i don't notice much degradation of my strings for several months. maybe my sweat is pretty benign
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We hit around 40%-60% in the summer. Seems a higher than it feels though, and it is certainly only that high in the summer.
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#17
Maybe they don't get rusty, but they'll lose everything that makes new strings and worn in strings so great.

Old strings, yuk. 8 months? Yukkier.
#18
^^ ah ok. i think we have fairly high humidity most of the time i don't think it falls below 60% much
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