#1
I've had the same pair of strings on my bass since febuary and they won't stay in-tune for long... is this a sign of a string-change?

How do you know when you should change strings? When they won't stay in-tune like mine or is it periodically???
#2
if they wont stay in tune its time to change them. if they break its time to change them. i change my strings about every 6 months
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#4
Just kind of when I feel like it I guess or when I break one. There is really no set formula.
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#5
Quote by Rebel1991
i never change my strings unless they break


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Strings go dull and lose their fresh "snap" or "twang" if you want to call it that. Also, they get stretched out and loose some power/tone. It's a good idea to change your strings when they just don't feel as fresh as you like. They will also lose their tune faster.

Mine need a change every 2 or 3 weeks.
#6
i change every 2 weeks
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#7
well, same as above really, but pros change em every week. mind u, they can afford it!! i change mine every couple of months, and that does the trick for me.
#8
Well, they wont stay in tune, they'll get CRUSTY and just EW...you"ll know..trust me..lol..
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#9
Yeah I change mine every 2 or 3 weeks. I hate dead strings...they feel sooo BLEH and they sound horible. I mean seriously...$4.50-$6.00 every few weeks to a month isnt to bad is it?

then again I only pay like $1.50 for mine. $3.00 for Elixers.
#10
I use ernie ball for wound strings and Elixer rust proof strings for the plain strings, usually i'll leave em on for about 2-3 months. It costs me over $50 to change the strings on all my guitars so I rotate guitars often and keep them clean.

heavier strings will last a lot longer than smaller strings as well, my bass strings are over a year old. I would change strings more often....If I could afford it.
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#11
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then again I only pay like $1.50 for mine. $3.00 for Elixers.

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#12
When i have the strings, i change them every 2-4 weeks. If not, i've been known to keep an old set of strings on for far to long. But i put some new ernie ball's on the strat just yesterday.

But to the threadstarter, most of the people here are talking from a guitar perspective. If im correct, you dont have to change bass strings quite that often. But still, losing tuning quickly is a good clue that you need new strings.
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#13
i change strings every week... i live in a coastal environment... sadly.
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#14
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You work in a guitar store... lucky you .

I know. Its not all sh1ts and giggles there though lol. I do all the cleaning of the store, instuments, and gear. It sucks after awhile...
#15
^^I would clean a guitar store if i could get stuff for that cheap.
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#16
when you scared to play it because they are so rusty and you dont wanna get cut and have to go get a shot... lol
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#17
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if they wont stay in tune its time to change them. if they break its time to change them. i change my strings about every 6 months




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#19
you know its time to change strings when they sound crappy
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#20
I used to change my strings whenever one broke. Then I noticed they were turning black near the bridge and all that fun stuff. I now change my strings about every 3 weeks.
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#21
3-4 weeks is around average
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