#1
How long do medium Slinky's last? regular, etc?
Are there any other strings companies that have ones that last long
Last edited by lighto-kun at May 31, 2008,
#2
They're like $3 man.. I always use Ernie Balls and change them when I feel rust, or before a show. My favorite strings.
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#3
If you only use them for room practice, under 2 or 3 hours a day, they'll last a good month. Although they do lose their edge faster than other strings..... but yeah, they're only $3 anyway, and the coated strings are usually about $10, which is a helluva lot for strings.
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#4
I meant how long do they usually last. A month? I haven't changed my strings in 6 months.
#6
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I meant how long do they usually last. A month? I haven't changed my strings in 6 months.


I am going to buy you a pack of strings.

How can your guitar stay in tune? How does you live with your tone.
#7
i use them on my bass but i dont like their guitar strings unless i get the heavier gauges that last fer about 3-4 months.
#8
If you play regularly you should change your strings once a month. Elixer's say they last three times as long as normal strings. They also come with a hefty price tag so I would suggest DR strings for a good compromise. They last a long time and don't break as easily and they run about $5.99.
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#9
they all last quite a while.
I play every day and have the 9.42s on my guitar....theres currently a set on there thats been there for 3 months now...
I used to replace them once a month but got bored with all that work and found they last long.

If im planing on recording ill normally swap the strings out.
#10
i use them on a bass. they keep that "new" sound for about a week. They stay "performance ready" for a couple of months, then they become more and more dull. I can't speak for individual sets, but Ernie Ball makes very high quality strings. Also, GHS make some very nice strings with lots of options to choose from.
#11
god on my electric the stings are MAX 1 month old, on my acoustic MAX 3 weeks
#12
Oh...I see. Thanks, but is there that much of a difference with the diff. kinds of Ernie Ball strings?
#13
ernie balls rust way too fast. i'd rather spend double for one set of good strings that last more than twice as long.
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#14
In my personal experience, Ernie Ball strings do not rust quicker than other brands. Ernie Ball makes great strings at a great price and supply them to the worlds best musicians like slash, clapton etc. I swear by them on electrics and bass.
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#15
ernie balls cost me £3.99, (about $8)

Anyway, I use Ernie Balls and they last me a decent amount of time. I can't really quantify it.

The length of time your strings last depends a lot on the atmosphere where you live, dust in your house, how much your hands sweat, how often you play, etc etc
#16
come to think of it the ones i had on last lasted 3 weeks and i didnt really do proper guitar due to exams, my d'darrios or how ever its spelt have lasted less im gunna try GHS next
#18
When I can afford it, I try and change my strings once a month or depending on what's going on musically, every 2-3 weeks. I used Ernie Balls exclusively.