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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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Skewlbuzz
post Dec 14 2007, 04:31 PM
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Had my last (and first) set of strings on for over 1½ year biggrin.gif

My guitar sounds much better with new ones on though hehe


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post Dec 14 2007, 05:52 PM
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Since I discovered fast fret for cleaning my strings , I change strings on about every 3 months sometimes even more..Wait for one to crack and than change all of them..Of course when I have important gig / recording session I change them for that occasion..


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post Dec 26 2007, 10:14 PM
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since floyd rose are a bitch sometime i leave em on till i fear tetnus haha..


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post Dec 28 2007, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Dec 14 2007, 11:52 AM) *
Since I discovered fast fret for cleaning my strings , I change strings on about every 3 months sometimes even more..Wait for one to crack and than change all of them..Of course when I have important gig / recording session I change them for that occasion..

Fast Fret is by and far one of the best 'investments' anyone with a guitar/bass can make. I used to only use DM Blue Steels 10-46 and they'd last for a month or so, w/o the fast fret. After I found out the stuff existed, I could get 3 months of playability out of them easily. I recently switched to GHS Boomers to try out 12 gauge strings. So far it's been a month and no problems. smile.gif


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post Dec 28 2007, 10:56 AM
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A set of strings lasts me about 5-6 weeks. Or sometimes until one cracks, but that doesn't happen alot.


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post Jan 26 2008, 10:54 AM
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I change every half a year or when they start getting rust on them.

Every week? That's insane... Every 2 weeks? Insane... 3 weeks? ahh.. more reasonable.. but still insane...
I'd say 2-3 months is a good time period.

After one week the strings are not even at their best quality because they keep being untuned very often. After 2 weeks the strings are great and are still new.

And if you're careful with them and keep your guitar at a safe place, your strings will last for about 3-4 months easily.

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post Jan 26 2008, 11:12 AM
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I guess it just makes sense if you add how many hours you played on these strings. If you change strings after two weeks in which you played 15 hours a day a string change could be a good advice. But if you strike some powerchords an hour per week you can also change after a couple of months.
Even though I play a lot I am also not the big string changer since the most time I practise some techniques in which it is not that important to have new sounding strings on your guitar.

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post Jan 26 2008, 10:41 PM
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I have 9 guitars and play some more than others so I change em every 20-25 hours of playing.
I use Gibson Bright Wires or Humbuckers on my LP, SG and Jackson ..10's. and I use pure nickles on my Fenders (takes the edge of the highs and gives a little warmer tone) also 10's.
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post Jan 27 2008, 10:01 AM
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I just got 6 sets of Elixir's,2 Nanoweb and 4 Polyweb,
gonna see if they will change my routine biggrin.gif


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post Jan 27 2008, 10:48 AM
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I changed my strings for the first time yesterday, more than one year after I bought my guitar. I didn't even know people were usually changing their strings couple of weeks or so. But I set up 9-42 RPS Ernie Balls and I really dislike the feeling (its too thin for me, and I really don't have much sustain), so I think I will change again very soon for a thicker set smile.gif
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post Jan 27 2008, 12:21 PM
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i change my strings when they crack, mostly the high e is the first one that snaps .. but i didnt changed it now for a half year i think ...


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post Jan 27 2008, 07:41 PM
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this is interesting, coz there is a big bent bit on my G string (26 gauge) and it doesnt seemmto look like its gonna snap, its been like tha for a few days now and i cant remember exactly when it got dented, its behind the nut lol i think i'll just leave it htere until it snaps smile.gif
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