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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddlertoddy View Post
    Average of 30 minutes a day?

    It's weird because I played Shostakovich for half a year pretty vigorously.
    Ah, that makes a bit more sense then.

    Actually my strings are starting to break already, they've been on for less than a year.
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    My guitar strings have been on for about a month and a half. Maybe I should change them soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    My guitar strings have been on for about a month and a half. Maybe I should change them soon.
    I have been wondering about that. Why do guitarists have to change their strings so often?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaestroViolinist View Post
    I have been wondering about that. Why do guitarists have to change their strings so often?
    Because if we don't the strings won't give the best sound. When guitarists change strings it's usually after about a week before they sound perfect. Then after a couple of months it's time to change them again.
    It's the greed of huge companies and huge organizations which control life in a kind of a brutal way ... It's gotten worse and worse, somehow, because physical science has given us more and more terrible deadly weapons, and the human spirit has been destroyed in so many cases, so what's the use of having the most powerful country in the world if we have killed the soul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Because if we don't the strings won't give the best sound. When guitarists change strings it's usually after about a week before they sound perfect. Then after a couple of months it's time to change them again.
    Why can't they make strings that last longer? I think it's strange that you should have to change strings so often.

    And are they synthetic or steel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaestroViolinist View Post
    Why can't they make strings that last longer? I think it's strange that you should have to change strings so often.

    And are they synthetic or steel?
    Well changing the strings every couple of months is just what I'm supposed to do. I'd rather not have longer lasting strings because I'm used to changing my strings. It's a sort of ritual that I have that ends up with me extremely pissed off and going on rants about the slipperiness of nylon. The top three strings are nylon and the bottom three are steel wound around some other stuff. Nylon I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Well changing the strings every couple of months is just what I'm supposed to do. I'd rather not have longer lasting strings because I'm used to changing my strings. It's a sort of ritual that I have that ends up with me extremely pissed off and going on rants about the slipperiness of nylon. The top three strings are nylon and the bottom three are steel wound around some other stuff. Nylon I think.
    Yeah, steel with a synthetic core is what I use too.

    Lol, I end up getting someone else to change the strings on my violin. I chicken out, because once when I was changing a string, the one beside it snapped in my face. I was lucky that I didn't get my eye poked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaestroViolinist View Post
    Yeah, steel with a synthetic core is what I use too.

    Lol, I end up getting someone else to change the strings on my violin. I chicken out, because once when I was changing a string, the one beside it snapped in my face. I was lucky that I didn't get my eye poked out.
    Well, guitarists always change their own strings. It ain't hard once you can do it and changing strings every couple of months doesn't bother me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Well, guitarists always change their own strings. It ain't hard once you can do it and changing strings every couple of months doesn't bother me.
    Hm... Well I have no idea how hard it is to change a string on a guitar so I won't say anything. But you do have easier pegs (do you call them pegs?) to turn.
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    I generally change my strings every four-six months. Depends on how bad they're starting to sound. However, I just bought a new violin, and I'm trying out different brand strings on it, so I expect I'll be changing every three-four months until I find the brand I like, or until I run out of money. Strings are expensive!

    I'm trying Corelli's, right now. Definitely better than the Evah's I had prior, which surprised me.

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    I change my strings every 3-4 weeks. Their sound gets dull and uninteresting after 4 weeks. I almost never let them last for more than one month, because they oxidize. I have a little thing that helps me remove the strings faster but I'm not sure how it's called in English. I've seen cellists use the same thing.
    I use D'Addario strings and I'm quite pleased with them. I used Savarez strings once and they sounded horrible on my guitar. Now I don't know what to do with 46 unopened packages of various Savarez strings that I won somewhere...

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    I seldom have the stamina for long periods of playing these days I still change my string on are quarterly basis more if I have been playing a lot (cello).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia View Post
    I change my strings every 3-4 weeks.
    That's a sh*tload of money to spend on. Must be at least $1500 CDN/USD a year, right?
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    I should buy some new nylons for my guitar, but I am very lazy when it comes to string changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Well, guitarists always change their own strings. It ain't hard once you can do it and changing strings every couple of months doesn't bother me.

    You change your own strings wow thats real tech stuff next thing will be clarinet players changing their own reeds, seriously I assume you play a real Guitar but am amazed at the frequency of your string change and MaestroViolinist getting someone to change his/her strings is unbelievable. what is the matter with you all??
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