#2
I change my strings about once a year, it all depends on how much oil and sweat one gets from there hands, which varies from player to player and the type of strings used.
#3
^Wow.....thats a tad ridiculous. I change probably every two months, but it's alot harder on me because of the sixer......a new set is usually $60 or so. Luckily, I just found out rondomusic.net carries strings for six string basses at $20 a pack (for the other six string bassists on this site).
#4
around a year :-/
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#5
yeah i agree with Bumper, you are sacrificing so much tone if you leave your strings on for that long. That said, if you like the tone then i guess it's fine, but you are not hearing your bass how your bass should sound ! When you change it will sound weird, but in actual fact correct. Change them boyo!!

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#6
my Ibanez still has the elixers from when i got it back in Septmeber. The E is starting to get a little duller, but the rest sound pretty clean. My old Peavey, i haven't bought new strings for it in something like 9 months, but i have boiled them once.

There is no set amount of time, some like sounds that you can get off duller strings, some just take care of them and don't need to change.
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#9
Every 10 years or so.
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#10
Can you put strings back on that you've already had on and taken off?

(Obviosuly it's possible but would it sound alright?)
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#11
^ They would sound the same as when you took them off if you kept them in a suitable place (probably a container).

Change mine every 3 - 4 months, unless I have a gig/performance and my strings are wearing out quicker.
#12
last ones where on my bass for a little over 9 months, it's amazing the difference they made when i changed them, probrably do it more often now. maybe every 4 months or so.
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#13
18 months but i think this set is on its last legs, lost all internation on the G string and have to keep tunign it up every 20 mins or so not. Got one gig left in em and ill think ill change em

got a 5 string so its 22 quid a set but if anyone knows anywhere cheaper share the info please
#15
Sadly, the ones I got on now are about 5-6 months old. They sound like pieces of **** but really, I cant afford new ones at the moment.
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#17
I think the longest I've had them was about 10 months. But now I change them every 3 months. Just had a change yesterday.
#18
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Oh, and never throw your old ones away, trust me they come in handy !


Yeah... I keep mine, and date them. I tend to keep two sets. I use the newer ones, and if someone asks me for a spare bass string, I give them the older ones.
#19
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^Wow.....thats a tad ridiculous. I change probably every two months, but it's alot harder on me because of the sixer......a new set is usually $60 or so. Luckily, I just found out rondomusic.net carries strings for six string basses at $20 a pack (for the other six string bassists on this site).

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#21
I'm at five months with these strings. I always keep them clean and everything like that, so these are lasting me out a lot longer.
#23
once every 2 months but I haven't changed them since I got my Bongo cause I loved the strings but wanted to know what kind they were (I bought used). And now I know, and its a matter of ordering them.
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#25
The strings on my old bass are about a year and a half old now. What's kinda funny is they're still in really good condition but the ones on my newer bass (five months maybe) are starting to rust already.
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#27
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#28
Almost 2 years, then I put a set of Blue Steels on that baby and it blew my face off :P
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#29
I'm genuinly surprised that no one noticed when I said 10 years.

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around a year :-/


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#31
MY current DR High Beam LR-40 strings have lasted 6 months now
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