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Ben Higgins
post Jul 27 2012, 10:48 AM
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How many packs of strings do you buy at one time ?

I usually get 3 because I'm a cheapskate ! To be fair, they do last me a long time.. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 27 2012, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 27 2012, 09:48 AM) *
How many packs of strings do you buy at one time ?

I usually get 3 because I'm a cheapskate ! To be fair, they do last me a long time.. biggrin.gif


I do the same!


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post Jul 27 2012, 11:59 AM
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6 packs because of the better price condition.
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post Jul 27 2012, 12:57 PM
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Normally about 15. 10 pack of D"addarios to use on spare guitars or guitars I've set up for others, 3 pack of Elixir for the guitars I use to gig because I feel they keep their brightness better after sweating playing live and a couple of packs for acoustic. Normally they run out around the same time so It's easier to do it this way wink.gif The other guitarist in my band has had his stings on for about a year though huh.gif Now that's what I call a cheap skate, I've even offered to re-string his coz it annoys me his kept em on so long laugh.gif
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post Jul 27 2012, 01:53 PM
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QUOTE (llibach @ Jul 27 2012, 11:57 AM) *
Normally about 15. 10 pack of D"addarios to use on spare guitars or guitars I've set up for others, 3 pack of Elixir for the guitars I use to gig because I feel they keep their brightness better after sweating playing live and a couple of packs for acoustic. Normally they run out around the same time so It's easier to do it this way wink.gif The other guitarist in my band has had his stings on for about a year though huh.gif Now that's what I call a cheap skate, I've even offered to re-string his coz it annoys me his kept em on so long laugh.gif


I think that is too long on an Electric. I personally prefer "deadened" strings on an acoustic, though. I like how it accentuates the dark tone of a natural guitar.

On my electrics I tend to change strings once every 2 months.


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post Jul 27 2012, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 27 2012, 09:48 AM) *
How many packs of strings do you buy at one time ?

I usually get 3 because I'm a cheapskate ! To be fair, they do last me a long time.. biggrin.gif


I usually only buy 1 at a time, but then again even my family says I'm a cheapskate smile.gif


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post Jul 27 2012, 07:05 PM
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I usually get 2 or 3 packs at a time and a few extra high E strings just in case, I actually broke a D string the other day , that was kind of wierd.
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post Jul 27 2012, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 27 2012, 07:05 PM) *
I usually get 2 or 3 packs at a time and a few extra high E strings just in case, I actually broke a D string the other day , that was kind of wierd.


It's a cruel trick when you get used to a particular string breaking and then it's another one ! ohmy.gif


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post Jul 28 2012, 10:12 AM
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On my telecaster I am changing strings once a week so I am getting 10 pack every time and it lasts me for two months or so! I have 5 guitars so it gets expensive! The good thing is I am not using all of them mainly my tele so I don't have to change string that often!


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post Jul 28 2012, 12:29 PM
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I just got new strings yesterday biggrin.gif Two packs only, and I changed strings after a whopping 8 months laugh.gif

So, I got two sets, and now I have permission to change strings every month biggrin.gif

On a side note, what strings do you use ? The company, model, gauge, etc. and for what tuning.

I really loved the D'Addario EXL 140 Light Top Heavy Bottom. Kinda like perfect for me. biggrin.gif Heavy bottom gives a big sound on the power chords, and is good for Drop C, and the light top makes it good for lead playing smile.gif

But, I got EXL 116 Medium Top Heavy Bottom and EXL 110 Regular Light Gauge because mine was not abailable, and the EXL 116 is pretty good too smile.gif


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post Jul 28 2012, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 28 2012, 10:12 AM) *
On my telecaster I am changing strings once a week

Alex, that Tele of your is absolutely lovely btw smile.gif

QUOTE (Yash @ Jul 28 2012, 12:29 PM) *
On a side note, what strings do you use ? The company, model, gauge, etc. and for what tuning.

I use Ernie Ball regular slinky, wich are 10s. Ive tried some of ernie balls other gauges like the power slinky and hybrid slinky but I really prefer the the regular. I dont think Ive ever put another make of strings on my guitar!
I dont really know much about different tunings so I just use standard tuning, with the occasional venture into a dropped D.


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post Jul 28 2012, 01:53 PM
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20-30 packs of Elixir)
I buy strings in usa, so even with shipping cost it's much cheaper for me


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post Jul 28 2012, 02:28 PM
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I'm still an Ernie Ball 9-42 guy. I almost took a brave step and ordered 10s this time but just couldn't do it !! laugh.gif


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post Jul 28 2012, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Jul 28 2012, 12:39 PM) *
Alex, that Tele of your is absolutely lovely btw smile.gif


I use Ernie Ball regular slinky, wich are 10s. Ive tried some of ernie balls other gauges like the power slinky and hybrid slinky but I really prefer the the regular. I dont think Ive ever put another make of strings on my guitar!
I dont really know much about different tunings so I just use standard tuning, with the occasional venture into a dropped D.

Thanks! smile.gif Strings is the only endorsement I can't get!!!! It's so annoying! smile.gif I tried everything! LOL!!! I will get it eventually but it's harder to get than guitars! smile.gif


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post Jul 30 2012, 02:37 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 28 2012, 05:28 AM) *
I'm still an Ernie Ball 9-42 guy. I almost took a brave step and ordered 10s this time but just couldn't do it !! laugh.gif

+1 Love my Super Slinkys. If it isn't broke don't fix it. wink.gif
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post Jul 30 2012, 03:32 AM
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I know some guys with endorsements from smaller string companies.... you never know, they could have something you like!! If you did a search of smaller string companies, and sent a press pack (etc.) saying that you are looking for a string endorsement and you would like to sample a set of strings, I bet you might at very least get a bunch of free strings.

QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 28 2012, 02:12 AM) *
On my telecaster I am changing strings once a week so I am getting 10 pack every time and it lasts me for two months or so! I have 5 guitars so it gets expensive! The good thing is I am not using all of them mainly my tele so I don't have to change string that often!


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I'll buy three packs at a time but I'm going through them too quick lately. I've been sticking with the Fender Bullets 9-42 mostly. I used just Slinky's for years... still use them sometimes.


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post Jul 30 2012, 10:44 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jul 30 2012, 02:37 AM) *
+1 Love my Super Slinkys. If it isn't broke don't fix it. wink.gif


Yep, that's just it ! If they do the job, don't fiddle around with it ! wink.gif


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post Jul 30 2012, 04:05 PM
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I just make sure I've got a spare set for each gauge that I use


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post Jul 30 2012, 08:18 PM
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I get 10 - a box. I use them sparingly because I too am a cheap-skate! I normally only put on new strings when A. They fall off, or B. I have a show/recording the next day. I rarely put them on "day of" because I like to let them settle a little.

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