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Azzaboi
post May 3 2012, 10:50 PM
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If your strings are breaking, you might have a problem with the bridge or neck. A rough edge or nock could be cutting them and might need replacing, padding, or just a simple sand/file down. Else unless your tuning wrong or your bending them like crazy, they shouldn't break.

Wipe down the strings after playing.
Store in a case, hard case is best.
Just throw a bag of silica gel with the guitar in the case.
Keep the case closed, however open one edge of the case a little if storing in a small area or the car (which is warm/hot) to allow it to breath.

Doing this, I haven't had a broken string since I was a newbie learning to bend.

I change strings every 2 to 3 months, depending on daily usage. You normally can tell when they start losing their spark and tone, however I do like semi-worn or pre-stretched strings. Brand new ones take a few hours to work in.

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post May 4 2012, 12:52 AM
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My question would be..... can you "feel" and grooves/dents on the string from the frets if you run your fingers up and down the high E or B string? I can, after a few weeks, and that effects tone. But my Parker has really tall and hard frets. I'm wondering if you get those too, with practice and playing after 2 months.


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Change them whenever I have a spare $7.00

But, I play Labella Big City strings, 11-72 guage, and use a resin called Fast Fret from GHS, and much to my surprise - It really does work. Keeps strings sounding bright and smooth for well over 2 months now, and I have played very heavily these past 2 months.



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post May 4 2012, 01:08 AM
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On this topic, what are some REALLY Good locking tuners. One reason I don't change strings very often myself is laziness - Ibanez stock-head is slanted at such a harsh angle, there's about 7 inches of high E string to wind around that tuner - I gotta use needle nose plyers to ensure a good grip when winding more than 5 times !!!!

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post May 4 2012, 03:28 AM
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I love the Sperzel locking tuners that come stock on my 97 Parker Nitefly.


Also, regarding string breakage, I don't currently have any problems. Just when I have switched to other brands in the past.


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