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should I?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SkaKing27, Jul 24, 2003.


  1. SkaKing27

    SkaKing27

    Sep 1, 2002
    St.Louis MO
    I didn't know where this thread would go,so here it is,feel free to move...

    ok.my band is recording in the second week of august,and I was wondering,should I change my strings?...I have had them on for a few months,played a few shows,practice a few times a week with the band,and then my own playing time.do you think that it would sound better on the recording with new strings? or should I just leave them and change them another time? any help would be great...and sorry for a dumb question,I just want the recording to sound as good as possible.thanks.
     
  2. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    It's not a dumb question. A rule I go by is that I change my strings one week before going into the studio. That gives them enough time to strectch and all. I think this is about the best they can sound. I change them closer to the date if I'm going to be playing a lot. I like to play for only a few hours on a set before I record with them.
     
  3. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    Yeah, I guess it's more about what kind of sound you're going for. I like the sound of a new set of strings, but many like the sound of deader, older strings.
     
  4. SkaKing27

    SkaKing27

    Sep 1, 2002
    St.Louis MO
    thanks a lot,yeah,I was just asking to see if there was any advantage to changeing them...but I do like the sound as is.So I'll leave em.