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How Long Do You Use A Set Of Strings?
How long do you use a set of strings?
Up to a week [ 3 ] ** [3.06%]
Up to two weeks [ 7 ] ** [7.14%]
Up to three weeks [ 12 ] ** [12.24%]
longer [ 43 ] ** [43.88%]
till they crack [ 33 ] ** [33.67%]
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post Aug 23 2007, 02:49 AM
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Hi...
How long do you play with a set of strings usually?
I'm a "change-the-strings-every-10-days" player cool.gif
That's getting quite expenisve but - I'm simply discontent with bad sounds. biggrin.gif
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post Aug 23 2007, 02:56 AM
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www.webstrings.com

Really good strings and cheap 2.99 a pack and as low as 2.49 per. Did I mention that they were cheap tongue.gif ?

I change usually about once a month.


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post Aug 23 2007, 03:05 AM
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I voted up to 3 weeks because depending on make sometimes i can stand them that long.If i have it my way though i like them changed every 2 weeks regardless of maker but hey that can get expensive. tongue.gif


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post Aug 23 2007, 03:12 AM
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post Aug 23 2007, 03:19 AM
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QUOTE (Owen @ Aug 22 2007, 10:12 PM) *
A year? laugh.gif


Probably a couple of months or until they get gritty and nasty, or snap - Elixirs usually last prety well.


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post Aug 23 2007, 03:24 AM
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I usually change once a month or a little longer.


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post Aug 23 2007, 03:35 AM
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I use my strings till they break on me, I use some stuff called planet waves string cleaner i use it every few weeks and it brings some life back into the strings
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post Aug 23 2007, 04:12 AM
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My last around 3 months...than i change them if i can't stand any more of detuned octaves!


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post Aug 23 2007, 04:13 AM
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My strings seem to only last me a week or two at most-maybe i have a hard touch!

Thats d'ddario.

I prefer using Thomastik-Infeld strings,they have GREAT tone and literally last 10 times as long!

I use the powerbrights, and the great thing is they are only £2.00 more expensive than ddarios.

Once you use them you probably wont want to go back!

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post Aug 23 2007, 04:17 AM
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Changing strings is so boring so it can be months in between, rather than following a scedule I do it when I feel like it.


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post Aug 23 2007, 04:17 AM
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I use them untill they break. I'm not always changing everything if only 1 breaks though.
I break atleast one string every 2nd week.

I use Elixir, and they NEVER EVER get dirty or rusty. I tried GHS not long ago, they snapped after a couple of days, and they were already really dirty, it was not comfortable to play with those.

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post Aug 23 2007, 05:49 AM
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Ben: that's strange....i use D'Addario's and i love them! Long lasting, nice tone... i guess it all depends on a person! smile.gif


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post Aug 23 2007, 06:12 AM
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How strange Pavel!

I agree, alot of people love d'adarios-I like them when they last for me!

I guess its down to touch, humidity, temperature, etc all those kinds of things too!

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post Aug 23 2007, 06:20 AM
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Yeah exactly! Even piano strings can behave different depending on the air conditions in the room so i guess guitar is much more sensitive because of having a very sensitive neck and stuff! smile.gif


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post Aug 23 2007, 07:12 AM
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AH! This is the main reason I use Elixirs over other brands. Because of the coatings they maintain their quality sound until they start becoming brittle and need changed. They last me about 3 Months but I wipe them every night when I'm done playing.

Also, I use Martin SP+ on my acoustic because they have the same coating as the Elixirs but a little nicer sound for acoustic IMO.

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post Aug 23 2007, 07:21 AM
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I use all of them for 2 weeks mostly, sometimes 3, after 2 weeks, they are dirty and used beyond cleaning, and i they only cost me $5 for a brand new pack so its no problem really.
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I use mine till i'm clumsy enough to break them. I find they stay fine if i keep them clean- I recommend "The Swipe"

http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/Catalogue/V...x?productId=403

They're pretty cheap and VERY VERY effective and easy to use.
I use it every other day (because i'm terribly lazy....) and buy a new one every other month.
Makes my strings last and i don't get any stringy bits wrapped around the strings once im done cleaning (as you do with conventional dusters etc..)
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post Aug 23 2007, 09:42 PM
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usually (thick to thin) 1, 3, 4 lasts bout 2 months the others snap like every other day.... well every 3 weeks or so
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Two weeks,maybe a bit longer... blink.gif


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post Aug 24 2007, 12:16 AM
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Normally, 3 - 4 weeks.


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