#3
Well, I remember hearing somewhere that they lose tone after a while and need to be replaced.
Yeah, man.
#4
I just change mine when they lose their feel and sound.
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#5
depends on how often you play

3 hrs/day- once a week
1 hr/day- once every 2 weeks
1 hr/wk- once a month
rarely- every 3 months

for bass strings though, you should just feel on the underside of the strings for flat spots or dirt, or if the tone is bad or they look dirty, or just change them about every 3 to 4 months, although heavier gauges can go further towards the 4 months without being changed
#6
depends on how much u play and how often u clean them id suggest 2-3 months or maybe a little less but id say along those lines.
#7
Well I'm going to be playing 6 hours a day. So I'm gonna have to buy a lot of strings.
Yeah, man.
#8
In my experience:
2 weeks to three months depending on how much you play them and if you can live with slightly cruddy strings, as well as what brand of strings you use

I find summer is a bit worse since you're rather sweatly a lot of the time
#9
Just wipe em down with a tissue or paper towel every time your done playing. Top and bottom. Technically, you're supposed to change your strings before every gig, but I haven't changed my strings in about 2 months and they still sound great.
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#10
i usually just change mine when they broke, or they lose their tone, which usually happens an about a month or two. it sometimes matters what kind of strings you have to because they could rust easily and wear down faster.
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#11
if you want your strings to sound bright, every few weeks works best.
However, for whatever reason, some guitarists like the sound of deadened strings.
#12
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if you want your strings to sound bright, every few weeks works best.
However, for whatever reason, some guitarists like the sound of deadened strings.


I like how strings sound after they are well broken-in. New ones just don't feel and sound quite right. That being said, there is a point where they do start to sound dead, and that is when I change them.
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#13
I play an hour a night and I've had the same things on since I got my new tremelo in January... I keep telling myself to change them but never get to the store to get new strings. I'm worried I won't know how to string the new system so I just leave 'em on.
#14
I usually change mine every 3 weeks or so. I play a lot, so I wear through strings pretty quick.
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#15
Ive had the same strings on this thing for the last 3 years. (but I didn't touch it between 3 years ago and a month ago I only started playing it recently)