#1
ok i just started shreding my new old electric Fender guitar and it has the original strings on it and i started playing a little harder then my acoustic and as i am doin a bunch of slides and hamer on hammer off moves i look at my fingers and i see these big black lines of residue on my fingers what could this be from.
P.S. the strings and guitar are pretty oldabout 15 to 20 years old

if i could get a answer that would be just great thnx.
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#4
strings are supposed to be changed every one or two months usually, if they've been on there for 15 years then yeah they're gonna be ****ed. i'm surprised you haven't broken one yet.
#5
ok well ididnt know u were supposed to change them that much i have had it for like 3 months now and just getting in to it so dont give me such a hard time.
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#6
hey, the guys not giving you a hard time, just offering advice. chill, dude

and i got the same thing with my old acoustic. its 34 years old, used to belong to my mum, when i got it my hands turned totally black within about five minutes of playing cos the strings were so filthy. now i make a point of changing them roughly every 3 months, or as needed.

#7
ok thnx for the advise.
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#8
you know those guitar socks that you see advertised in the back of guitarworld? you like hook them on you strap buttun or something. Do you think those will keep strings newer, longer?
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#9
^Nah, total snake oil if you ask me.

Just wipe 'em down after you play, and your string life will almost double.
#10
Its better to do it every two weeks or so.
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#11
do u mean just take a cloth with a little oil on it and wipe the strings down??
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A recent study shows that 92% of all teenagers have moved on to rap music. Put this in your sig if you are one of the 8% who stayed with real music.
#12
^No, just a dry cloth, like a tissue or something.

(Snake oil means fake, btw )
#13
dry cloth or paper towel to remove that dirt, engulf the string you're cleaning in paper towel (or whatever you use)where you're pinchingand slide it down(or up) the neck, do this 3 times to be thorough
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#14
ok that makes a lot more sense thnx
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I once broke a G-String while fingering an A minor.

A recent study shows that 92% of all teenagers have moved on to rap music. Put this in your sig if you are one of the 8% who stayed with real music.