#1
When i play the A string its way more looser then the others, should i change the strings or retune it ? ive had the guitar for almost 1 year, maybe time to change strings?
#2
If the string is out of tune then retune it. If it's in tune then don't.

Also yeah 1 year is FAR too long to wait between restringing. If you play frequently on non-coated strings then most people will change AT LEAST once a month.

Personally I use Elixirs and I don't play any one guitar significantly more than the others, but I still change about every 3 months.
#3
It is time to change strings regardless, 1 year is way too long imo. I change every 1.5 months. Also you should check tuning every time you play.

A normal guitar string set will have the strings feel a bit different from each other. Some feel looser, some feel tighter. It is normal.
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#4
alright well do you have any suggestions what to buy? im a beginner but im mostly into metal and play on a fender(ya laugh,will upgrade later). Nickel? Nickel plated steel? what gauges?
#5
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alright well do you have any suggestions what to buy? im a beginner but im mostly into metal and play on a fender(ya laugh,will upgrade later). Nickel? Nickel plated steel? what gauges?
Do you play in standard tuning or a drop tuning?

Ernie Ball Slinkys work fine and are cheap. If you're in standard/drop D, 10's. Drop C, 11's. Drop B, 12's. Drop A, get a 7-string.
#9
try some dr dimebag 9-50s, love those.
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#10
strings are a preference. in the long term i would recommending experimenting, but for now any 10's set from a decent brand (d'addario, EB, GHS, etc.).
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#11
Random3 I have to say Ernie balls sounds very different from the original strings. If im gonna be honest I dont like them, I dont know if havent tightned them enough or they are suppose to sound like this, its so clear it rips in my ears lol.
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#12
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Random3 I have to say Ernie balls sounds very different from the original strings. If im gonna be honest I dont like them, I dont know if havent tightned them enough or they are suppose to sound like this, its so clear it rips in my ears lol.
The only "tightening" you should be doing to strings is tuning them. The Ernie Balls are so bright in comparison because you had the previous set of strings on the guitar for a year- those strings were worn and dull. Turn down the treble on your amp/turn the tone knob on your guitar down a bit.
#13
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The only "tightening" you should be doing to strings is tuning them. The Ernie Balls are so bright in comparison because you had the previous set of strings on the guitar for a year- those strings were worn and dull. Turn down the treble on your amp/turn the tone knob on your guitar down a bit.


pretty much this.

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Random3 I have to say Ernie balls sounds very different from the original strings. If im gonna be honest I dont like them, I dont know if havent tightned them enough or they are suppose to sound like this, its so clear it rips in my ears lol.


of course new strings are going to sound different (and for most people better) than your old shitty dead strings you had on there for forever. i don't see why that comes as a surprise.
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#14
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The only "tightening" you should be doing to strings is tuning them. The Ernie Balls are so bright in comparison because you had the previous set of strings on the guitar for a year- those strings were worn and dull. Turn down the treble on your amp/turn the tone knob on your guitar down a bit.
i almost never play on a amp
#15
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Also yeah 1 year is FAR too long to wait between restringing. If you play frequently on non-coated strings then most people will change AT LEAST once a month


the heck they will, do you have shares in string companies?
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#16
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i almost never play on a amp
Do you have one? I would hate to have to play br00tal riffs without a distorted amp. I would not judge an electric guitar/strings by the acoustic projection (not electrically amplified) alone.
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#17
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Do you have one? I would hate to have to play br00tal riffs without a distorted amp. I would not judge an electric guitar/strings by the acoustic projection (not electrically amplified) alone.
I have an amp but i cant use it bro, neighbours. I use headset sometimes
#18
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the heck they will, do you have shares in string companies?


This, right here, is the troof!

Change as necessary, there is no set period that can be determined.

I've got what now, 16....20 guitars or something?. Changing all those strings monthly would suck and be stupid expensive.
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#19
Arby911 Same here. I have way too many guitars to string them regularly. I rotate through them.
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#21
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Just turn down the amp then?
I dont live in a house so doesnt really matter if i turn down and i dont even have a amp with distortion since i only have a beginner set
#22
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This, right here, is the troof!

Change as necessary, there is no set period that can be determined.

I've got what now, 16....20 guitars or something?. Changing all those strings monthly would suck and be stupid expensive.


yeah exactly
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