Replacing Strings & Care of them!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by TravellinMan, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. TravellinMan


    Jan 11, 2003
    NW Indiana
    About how often should you replace your strings, and what kind of products are best to keep the strings clean and sounding the best?
  2. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    There is really no set time table to follow when it comes to changing strings. It depends on how you like them to feel and sound. Older strings won't be as bright as new ones, but the new ones won't have that "broken in" sound and feel. I probably change my strings on the average of once a month.

    I don't use any special products to keep them clean, either. After 'shedding, rehearsal, or a gig (especially after a gig,) I wipe the strings with a cloth. Some people boil their strings to rejuvenate them (and clean them in the process.)
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    all these questions are answered in the FAQ.

    check it, y0.

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