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    aalia_12 is offline Newbie
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    Tips on Strings -.


    Choosing the right string can be tough

    There are some common guidelines that most guitarists who have been playing for awhile are aware of. But if you are just getting started, be sure to refer to the list of do's and don'ts at the bottom of the page.

    Change your strings often
    When buying strings there are only a few questions you have to ask yourself in order to determine the answers to the above questions:
    1. How often do I plan to change my strings?
    2. What's most important to me- tone quality or ease of playing?
    3. What kind of sound do I want, bright, warm, etc..
    On to the answers:
    How often you should change your strings depends on how often you play your guitar. Professionals tend to change their strings every few days depending on how many gigs they have that week. If you pick your guitar up every day and play a little bit and then put it down you can get away with maybe once every week. If you only pick it up once or twice a week, you can probably get away with changing them every month or two.
    If you are an aspiring blues or jazz player, you're probably going to be more interested in a thicker, or fatter tone from your strings. The only way to get that is to buy a heavier guage string, like those that start with a .012 1st string. Stevie Ray Vaughan used a really heavy guage string and tuned his guitar lower than the standard tuning. Doing that gave him that really fat sound but relieved some of the extra tension that results from using a heavier guage string. One word of advice- If you currently use a light guage string and want to try a heavier guage, be sure to take your guitar to a reputable repair person to reset the action and intonation to better suit the heavier guage strings.
    Strings are made from steel, brass, nickel, etc..

    Do wash your hands prior to playing. Every time if possible.
    Do clean each individual string with a soft clean cloth after playing.
    Don't overly "pre-stretch" your strings when changing them. Some people do this because when you first change them, guitar strings will continue to stretch until they settle in, making it hard to keep your guitar in tune at first. Which leads us to the next do...

    Do change your strings well ahead of a performance or practice time so they have plenty of time to settle in prior to playing.

    Check back every week for a new tip!


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    Smile Hello

    Hi new to guitar..

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    kalemati12 is offline Newbie
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    Hi, Thanks ...

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    purple_heyze is offline Newbie
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    nice information. thanks

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    alevainnage is offline Newbie
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    Tips on Strings

    Now that you guys have been playing Backbreaker for a few days, we think it would be really useful to share your wisdom with newcomers. This thread is for posting your hit tips for how to get better at Backbreaker. Please try to avoid double posts by looking through the thread first. Well be adding our own ideas as well, so stay tuned...

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    varunmm4 is offline Beginner
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    I wanna know different brands materials and types of strings and the sound they're good for.

    i.e. once you have decided on what gauge is comfortable for you, which set of strings is most suited to the sound you want?
    They ask no quarter...

    PRS Tremonti SE, LTD M-50
    Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series California
    Malekko Ekko 616
    MXR M117 Flanger

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    I'm fond of D'addario EZ900 extra light, can do bending easily with it.
    Yeah it runs for around 4 to 5 month with 2hours of playing everyday. Sure it does lose it brightness which it once had, but hey it works for me :P

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    I love Alice.



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