New Snake Oil Strings problem...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by rooster, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. rooster

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    Now I have the strings. However, I've got a pair of pickups showing up in about a week or two (I hope) from Bill Lawrence, and I figure it'd be stupid to put on the new strings before the pickups arrive. Don't want to have to take them off again to install the pups and have to re-string.


    Argh.



    Arghfully yours,

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    NOTE: Edited the emoticon; we'll see if it takes.
     
  2. John Phillips

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    I find taking strings off a guitar then putting them back on again improves them ;).

    Not kidding - just be careful to fit them properly so you can undo them without fatiguing them at the tuning posts.

    I'm quite used to doing this since I've had several guitars where I've changed pickups (and other hardware!) more than the strings :).
     
  3. rooster

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    Cool! I was hoping for an enabler to pop up here eventually.

    I don't know if these will be much better strings than my DR nickels, but I know that the best strings I ever used were the R. Cocco's I used to use, but now they are unavailable to to Richard's health, so I ended up going to the DR's. I liked the Thomastik-Infelds too, but I didn't like paying $15/set, or having to haggle with the idiots at Guitar Dumpster to get them down to $11/set.

    I'll be restringing tonight, then.

    :D

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  4. A440

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    I already told this story to Dean.

    I had a similar scenario except I found the lead pickup was wired with incorrect phase. I had to take off the SOB's 3 different times and restrung back on 3 times! They held up fine and tuned right back up.

    now try that with brand x :)
     
  5. granite

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    Mailman just delivered my SO's L Rock order. Putting them on a Melanson Classic Artist today. Thanks Dean!
     
  6. Rollo Timbre

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    One trick I use, if I have to loosen up strings, is too loosen up the strings and then use a capo at the first fret to maintain some tension to the tuners.
     
  7. Dave Orban

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    i've done that one, too...!
     
  8. PlexiBreath

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    Not a good title for a thread. Snake Oil Strings don't have a Problem, sharing your guitar will cause problems with any make of strings.
     
  9. fast ricky love

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    I never remove my strings to switch pickups. When you put the new strings on, just make sure to leave enough slack around the post so you can loosen the string adequately for the pickup to limbo out... I find unwinding the tuner knob about 10 winds allows that to happen. The capo is a nice touch tho', hadn't thought of that! :dude
     
  10. G'OlPeachPhan

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    I've done that with SOB strings and never had a problem.

    SOB's replaced DR's on all my guitars. Better tone, better playability, and better longevity were the fueling factors. Reliability also proved to be an issue for me with DR strings...

    about a month before trying SOB strings for the first time I received 4 different packs of DR strings that had serious defects.... I couldn't get them to stay in tune or intonate properly to save my life. I contacted DR, and they told me that the strings I had purchased were from a batch of strings that all had these same problems. They sent me 4 free sets to make up for it, but it was still a disturbing problem. I've NEVER had that happen with any other strings. Not sure what could even cause that issue.
     
  11. rooster

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    I don't share my guitar. The thread was about loosening them up and re-tightening them.

    Anyway, I put them on last night and tuned them up, gonna try it thru the amp at practice tonight. I gotta say that as far as just feel and unplugged tone, I like them.




    I like them a LOT.



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  12. rooster

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    OK, I tried them out at practice last night. I don't believe I will be using any other brand by choice again. My only problem is, as soon as I tend to like something, it goes away, and I have to get something else. I will just have to push these strings locally to do my bit to keep this product around.

    Wow.

    And, if I may use an overused emoticon, :dude

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