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  • Old string mojo

    Finally understood why some players just keep the same strings on for years and don't change em.
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  • #2
    There is just something about that. Especially on bass.
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    • #3
      Maybe bass but not guitars. There comes a point when the higher notes, especially on the high E string sound shrill for lack of a better word.
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      • #4
        Flatwound bass- I leave 'em on until they break. Guitar-a month or two, depending on how much playing time/tone change.

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        • #5
          meh, intonation goes to hell on old strings.
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          • #6
            I can really only use them for three months of regular playing. After that they feel like spaghetti and sound like an accordion.

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            • #7
              Intonation is the biggest problem, but old strings lose sustain and clarity. There's no mojo, except if you can't afford to replace them.
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              • #8
                I agree with you. http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2930761-Dirt-brings-the-tone!-Who-never-changes-their-strings
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                • #9
                  to each, his/her own. i'll change strings every 3-4 weeks on a guitar i've been playing regularly, and that's even after regularly wiping the strings down after playing with a clean rag. i don't like the feel or sound of older strings. very un-inspiring, IMO.
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