String Replacement Interval?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Rabb, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. Rabb


    Mar 2, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    I was wondering what the rule of thumb is for replacing strings.
    In other words how do you know it's time to replace them?
  2. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    Luckily, the rule of thumb is beautifully simple:

    When the strings are no longer giving you what you're after (whether it's in the tone, volume, tension, [etc.] or any combination thereof) it's time to change 'em.
  3. The oils in your skin are string killers. So, if your a heavy sweater you're going to go through strings. But, if your not and you wipe your strings down after you play, don't eat with your hands when playing a wedding, and wash after useing the bathroom your strings are good for years and years. Me, I'm lucky, I can get about four years out my strings, by looking after them, and washing before going to the bathroom...... think about it.