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Offline coolguitarkid123

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« on: December 06, 2017, 12:57:11 am »
What strings do u use? How often do you change strings?

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Re: Strings
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 04:10:08 am »
On my acoustics Elexier custom lights - Coated strings so change every 6 weeks
On electrics D'ardario 9s or 11s depending on use change every month
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Re: Strings
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 07:11:13 am »
On my electric guitar, Ernie Ball regular slinky's. 10 gauge. I change them the moment they're starting to have tuning problems or when i can't remember when i've changed strings the last time, or when they're getting somewhat dead.
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Re: Strings
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 09:01:22 am »
I cured my addiction to Ernie Ball last year, so now I use Rotosound R9 Roto Orange Hybrid 9-46 (for C# tuning) and Sfarzo 9-48 Drop D (for drop B tuning).
That's on electric guitars.

Excellent strings, but I am afraid you will have to try different brands and gauges before you find the ones that suit you. String choice is very subjective.

As for changing them, I wipe them clean after every use and change them when they look, sound and/or feel "off".

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Re: Strings
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 12:15:21 am »
I am using  elixir coated strings for my acoustic.i haven't changed the strings for almost a year! The strings now feel rusty.
Should I change the strings?

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Re: Strings
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 12:16:51 am »
For my electric I bought about 20 packs cheap strings and change them every week.

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Re: Strings
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 12:52:58 am »
Yes, change them, one year is about 4x longer then good.
3 months or less with daily / heavy use.

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Re: Strings
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 08:51:44 am »
For my electric I bought about 20 packs cheap strings and change them every week.
Stay away from white label/no brand strings. The lower price simply doesn't make up for the loss in quality.

Once you have decided on a brand, material and gauge that suits you, you can buy them in bulk to save costs.
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