#1
The strings are less then 2 weeks old and only have about 20 hours of use so far. The P.H.'s, especially on the 6th string have become a little weak. Is this an EMG con?
#2
I don't think it's specific to EMG's. I know for a fact old strings with a lot of usage sound "worse" than brand new freshly stretched strings.

Also depending on the pH of your sweat, you could corrode strings faster than average-joe. I know I do
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#3
Might be your strings. What brand of strings you using?
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#4
Ernie Ball I believe, that's what I picked out when I bought the guitar

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#5
Consider:

1) Wiping your strings down after playing, to get all your sweat and skin off/out of them.
2) Looking into Elixer or Cleartone brand strings.
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#6
Make sure you unplug your guitar when you're not playing, if they're active pickups you could drain the battery rather fast if you leave the guitar always plugged in.
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#8
I just put a new battery in, that's why I'm little concerned. And I do whipe down my strings and I always unpllug my guitar. Strange, eh?
#9
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Consider:

1) Wiping your strings down after playing, to get all your sweat and skin off/out of them.
2) Looking into Elixer or Cleartone brand strings.

+1 on elixer strings, i love them because they really do hold that new string sound for a long time
#10
Yeah look at elixers, they should last x2 or x3 longer than typical strings, they do for me.
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Ernie balls sound good but corrode so fast its untrue.
#13
I don't have a problem, with EB's. My hands sweat quite a bit, and I don't always wash my hands before. I wipe them down, and put my guitar in it's case, where guitars are meant to be stored.
#14
All pickups are "affected" by older strings - however with EMGs having such low powered magnets then it's not unreasonable to assume that they'd be a little more sensitive to things like that.
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#15
No, **** Elixirs. They leave that coating residue all over the damn place after a month or so.
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#17
The way I see it if I save a .50c a day, I can buy a new pack of strings every 2 weeks... it isn't that bad to just restring. If you care for them they will survive no matter how damaging you may be lol.
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Yeah look at elixers, they should last x2 or x3 longer than typical strings, they do for me.


I definately noticed a difference in the coating, and the anti-rust technology did help, but i found that my tone changed quite a lot when I started using them? Anyone else find this?
Still use them on my acoustic, but back to EB on electric.
20 hours is quite a lot of use when you think about it.
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