Electric guitarists: what strings do you use?? in Electric Guitars Posted March 9 6 hours ago, Phil O'Keefe said: I’m totally jealous. I seem to have near Chernobyl levels of toxicity in my sweat, and go through a set of uncoated strings in about a month in winter, and about two weeks in the summer if I’m playing a lot. I'm the opposite. MY fingers are are super dry. So much so that they crack in the winter. I can go about 3 months between changing strings. And we gig alot.