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Offline Loefgren

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Re: String change
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2018, 09:57:19 am »
Ok I just bought a set of 80/20 Ernie Ball Earthwoods so I might put them on next time I change strings. The 80/20 Martins which I put on August 20th has lost most if its tone so I probably need to change again pretty soon. Seems like 80/20's lasts much shorter than Phosphor Bronze?
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Re: String change
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2018, 12:38:32 pm »
Inspired by this thread, thanks Loefgren, I decided to have a go at changing my strings, they sounded dead and I realized they were 9 months old oooops. I can usually be sure to mess up anything DIY or mechanical so I was expecting problems but it all went very smoothly. I watched Justin's video and 45 minutes  later the strings were installed and guitar tuned. I didn't even managed to break a string when stretching them!

The moral of this post is that it's not that hard to change strings so give it a go.

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Re: String change
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2018, 07:21:30 pm »
Quote from: Loefgren
Hello! Changed the strings on my guitar again this sunday. Only took me 20 mins this time  :)
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I watched Justin's video and 45 minutes  later the strings were installed and guitar tuned.
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Re: String change
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2019, 11:45:37 pm »
The first part of this post is not mine. I also remove all the strings and clean the whole guitar.

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Re: String change
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2019, 12:35:56 am »
Seems like I'm constantly changing strings, but it's because I have multiple guitars. I hate doing it. It's a chore.

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Re: String change
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2019, 10:40:23 am »
I really enjoyed Tammy’s first lesson (check out the new series!), but was dismayed to hear less than a minute in:

“If ever your strings get like this where you can see this dark browny stuff as well as the light parts, it’s definitely time to change them… You probably don’t want to leave it more than a month- a month and a half if you’re playing regularly.”

REALLY?

I restrung mine a year ago, and I thought it still sounded ok (kept in tune very well), - maybe a little dull.
I gave Justin the benefit of the doubt and changed the strings yesterday. I think I notice a brighter sound, but I know I’m facing another couple of days/weeks cranking up the tuners until they settle in.

It’s probably good advice for performers (which I guess she is), but a bit over the top for newbies, who might be better off spending their time practicing rather than restringing and retuning so much of the time?

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Re: String change
« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2019, 12:11:19 pm »
I don't play as much as I used to, so don't change strings that often, but new strings sound noticeably brighter and better.

By playing regularly, he probably means a competent player playing and practising constantly. For beginners, every 2-3 months is probably a good time.

You have to stretch your string after changing, then they settle in really quick, a couple of days of tweaks at most.

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Re: String change
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2019, 02:10:42 pm »
I play about an hour a day and change my strings about once a month.

I do use 80/20s and they don't seem to last as long.

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