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We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.
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?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.
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
Takes an entire day to change strings?I changed two sets of strings over the weekend, although I should have been practicing instead.
I generally clean the fingerboard cleaning and polish the frets, clean and wax, etc, then check the setup.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.
Yeah, that works, too. Except now I have 14 guitars to keep maintained. Kind of a diminishing return, I think.The best way to reduce fret wear is to stop playing. Or get more guitars and spread your playing across several.