Decided to change my strings

uitar99

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Last 6 months or so, Just been playing once or twice a week. Not much gigging. Realized last week the strings were dead, couldn't stay in tune.

Used Canada day to change those puppies
 

T Dizz

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GCDEF

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Last 6 months or so, Just been playing once or twice a week. Not much gigging. Realized last week the strings were dead, couldn't stay in tune.

Used Canada day to change those puppies

Very exciting. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I do the GC string club thing. $20 up front gets you $5 toward strings every month. Change them at least once a month. Reduces fret wear.
 

wetordry

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Need to change some myself, what's Canada day.
You mean Canada Dry? How does that work?
 

aussie_owner

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I changed two sets of strings over the weekend, although I should have been practicing instead.
 

Astronaut FX

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I do the GC string club thing. $20 up front gets you $5 toward strings every month. Change them at least once a month. Reduces fret wear.

Does changing strings really have the benefit of reducing fret wear, or is this some marketing we've fallen for? If, when changing strings, you do a good cleaning, I can see that possibly helping, but just new strings alone? How exactly?
 

wetordry

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My strings get flat/dent spots on the backside at each fret after a week or two if I play a fair amount. It's gotta change fretwear somehow, doubtful it's for the better.
But they start going out of tune easily so they are gone.
 

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Yeah. The become oxidized and gritty pretty quick. All that abrasion (as stated above) doesn't do the frets any good.
 

lugnut111

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Last 6 months or so, Just been playing once or twice a week. Not much gigging. Realized last week the strings were dead, couldn't stay in tune.

Used Canada day to change those puppies

I changed two sets of strings over the weekend, although I should have been practicing instead.

Takes an entire day to change strings?

Just joking with you guys. I actually enjoy changing strings, something relaxing about it. But then again, I enjoy changing the oil in my car too.
 

kludge

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The best way to reduce fret wear is to stop playing. Or get more guitars and spread your playing across several.
 

aussie_owner

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Takes an entire day to change strings?

Just joking with you guys. I actually enjoy changing strings, something relaxing about it. But then again, I enjoy changing the oil in my car too.

I generally clean the fingerboard cleaning and polish the frets, clean and wax, etc, then check the setup.

The best way to reduce fret wear is to stop playing. Or get more guitars and spread your playing across several.

Yeah, that works, too. Except now I have 14 guitars to keep maintained. Kind of a diminishing return, I think.
 




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