#1
I have changed for the first time the strings (D'addario), and in the first week, i notice that when i play a distorted power chord, they sounded very clean, i mean, with a lot of gain i even could hear every note in the chord. Then in the second week i notice that the chord sounded a little muddy , don't know if you can get the idea. It affects that much new strings?.
#2
not sure what your asking, but depending how long you've played on the stings in that first week. it might be time to change them agian according to the manufacture.
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#3
It could be a different guage, but yeah, new strings sound a lot different.

It's nice.
#4
how often should i change my gibson strings if i play like 2 hours a day almost everyday
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#5
in a perfect world I would change mine every 2 weeks...

too bad world aint perfect.
#6
i change mine every month...i play 4 hours a day too.
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#7
I spend 8 hours on the guitar forum a day and total just 2 hours playing guitar over a month. Should I change my strings everyday?

Note: I really do spend 8 hours on the forum, maybe not a day, but close to. I spend about 10 hours of guitar in a month, depending on what I'm doing related to it. Tough classes, end of year exams and such, a lot going on in household. Fun stuff.
#8
my general rule.

For practing - every 72 hours(played on)
or 6 hours or less before a gig.
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#9
i dont change mine till they break is that bad?
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#10
not neccessarily. But its not good either.
I change mine weekly. Because I cant stand a muddy sound.
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#11
I change mine every day.
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#12
I had my first set of strings on my Squier for over a year. I changed 'em about two months ago. How do you know if you need new strings besides them snapping?
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#13
I change mine whenever they turn black or break. I dont like the sound of new strings, they're too twangy and clean. I keep them as long as possible.
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