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thicker g string round wound go dead slower?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by kkaarrll, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    does a thicker round wound g string go dead slower?
    right now have 45
    looking at bumping that up a bit---would it help in making the string stay lively longer?
  2. LowNloud1

    LowNloud1 Commercial User

    Jun 11, 2012
    Wilmington NC
    I am a hobbyist making stone picks that I sell but mostly give away. They made me do this anyways.
    My experience says not noticeably longer. I believe the purpose of a thicker string is to add more resonance. It may contribute to a slightly longer life but I think a better approach may be to use the brightest strings and change them every 3 months. I hear that using rubbing alcohol to clean an older string may extend its life. Some people boil them in hot water but I have not tried either method.
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  3. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    I have read about both of those. I am not sure that would be worth the trouble for me at least. So, thinking about it some, thought a bit bigger gauge would prolong it some. Thanks for the reply though.
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