Help me regardin guitar strings

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by xan, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. xan

    xan New Member

    hi frnz.i have acoustic guitar.can anyone tell me what is ideal time to change the strings?i heard ideally we should change them every 6 months.why is so?
    n which string to buy?light?heavy?medium?i want soft sound from my guitar.and hw much they costs?
  2. rajujee

    rajujee New Member

    the think is that.. there is no adeal time to re-change your string.. its depend upon your used..
  3. chords4u

    chords4u New Member


    Yes.. it is quite more dependent upon your usage but there are other factors too. Like sometimes, a string(not all at the same time) starts giving dull sound or the outer coiling of the string(from 3rd to 6th) becomes worn-out. That's the time to change it.

    Also, sometimes due to moisture in the atmosphere, the strings doesn't give any sustain when struck. So, that's also the time to change it.

    Prefer strings of Ibanez.


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  4. sarmad_khan

    sarmad_khan New Member

    well my teacher told me that they change the strings every six months, three or even every month depending upon the use of the guitar, the new strings sound better than the older ones.
  5. sukrut

    sukrut God Guitarist

    you can change ur string ideally every 2 months........

    and it doesnt cost too u can afford to change the strings'll sound a lot better by just changing the strings......

    i usually use alice or gibson........if u want a light sound sound then u can go for lighter gauge.....
    but for a more warmer feel i suggest u go for a set of heavier gauge........

    alice cost around 120...........pretty reasonable.........

  6. radicalz_adi

    radicalz_adi New Member

    i change strings every 3 weeks or once a month

    reason playin 5-8 hours a day they get worn off

    u shud change it every 2 months to the max and if its an acoustic every month reason to maintain the freshness and the feel of the guitar

    strings i prefer are d addario or roto sound costs me like 300-400 bucks i know works out expensive but u cant compromise wid tone....and if u really want a gud control i sometimes prefer not chagin ma strings for months on ma electric guitar gives a nicer control n feel

    as for gauge i use light gauge but id be movin to a mix of light and medium for ma electric
  7. xan

    xan New Member

    Thanx alot friends.thanx for valuable information.

    Sukrut can you please tell me that will these heavier strings give me louder sound than lighter one?i dont want noisy sound.need soft and bit loud sound.
    thank u
  8. sukrut

    sukrut God Guitarist

    they wont give you a "louder" sound........just a little thicker sound.......
    its like the difference (sorta) between nylon and steel strings........

    if u want a nice soft sound then u can go for the medium gauge.......because the light gauge will give a kinda "MIDIsh" sound.......and the heavier wont give you a soft feel.........

    summing up:-
    heavy gauge for heavy strumming and grunging........
    light gauge for plucking.......
    medium gauge for everything else.........

    i suggest you go for the medium gauge..........

  9. xan

    xan New Member

    thanx alot.i will ask if i need more help
  10. sukrut

    sukrut God Guitarist

    anytime man!
    and feel free to pm me as i wont be visiting these forums too often......


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