new strings?

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  1. midi_delight

    midi_delight New Member

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    i just bought my guitar in august, its an alavarez, my first guitar, when do guitars need to be restrung?
  2. Jack

    Jack New Member

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    It depends on how much you play your guitar.
    When I was playing alot I would change them every week because usually I broke one and had to change. But now I play only a couple of times a week for fun and only change my acoustic strings maybe twice a year the electris probably 3 times.
    Usually you will notice the sound will not be as crisp as when they are new, if you don't knoe the difference then change them and you will see.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers:)
  3. Sim

    Sim New Member

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    As Jack said also depends how much you may sweat,
    unfortunately I sweat heaps so I change strings every gig cause the strings literally are rust by the end of the gig. My partner re-strings probably once every 5 - 6 weeks and that is doing 4 gigs a week, even then she could last longer as the strings still aren't that bad.

    Sim
  4. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    There's a product called 'Fast Fret' which you can apply to your strings everytime you play. It's about €10 and comes in the form of a stick which you rub on the strings and then dry off with a cloth. It should increase the life of your strings and keep them bright.
  5. Jack

    Jack New Member

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    Yeah there is a lot of good info here. I bekieve that may hands would sweat alot while playing we would do 6 gigs in 5 days and I would usually break a string on friday or saturday night.

    God I miss those days some times.
    Oh well keep banging and you know when it is time.
    Cheers

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