Factory Strings

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  1. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Because that has been my experience with them? :)
     
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    Mossman Well-Known Member

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    Is this some kind of a test? Why are you responding to everything I say with a question? :grinning: I don't know what's in your head, man... That's why I'm asking.
     
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  3. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Honestly, I had not realized that. :)
     
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    GuitarDude Well-Known Member

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    What is this change of strings of which we speak?
     
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    I was afraid you thought I was being snarky, or something... Just the same, I wouldn't blame the manufacturer because the strings rusted. Any strings will rust in a humid climate. Who knows how long those strings were on the guitar before you bought it?
     
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    When strings get old and tired, corroded, or just plain break, some people simply get a new guitar, but some of the more frugal members of the forum have figured out a way to change just the strings themselves and reuse the rest of the guitar. It’s a real kickass money saving mod just about anyone can learn to do. Part of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movement I think.
     
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    :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I cant remember the last time I changed the strings on my electrics. The AL3010 easily a year and the 3100 could be two. Played them every week and they sounded good. I use EB Skinny top heavy bottoms.

    I haven't had time to change the stock strings on my new SE but played it at service this morning. Not terrible strings, just too light.
     
  9. msc_

    msc_ Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I used to think the same thing, but Martin Lifespan strings work great for me. I would have never tried them if they hadn’t come on a new guitar.
     
  10. stevebway

    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    I like the D's. I like the consistency. As we see here, much depends on climate and body chemistry.
    I think mine last longer when I eat a lot of Bacon.
     
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  11. LessPawl

    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Fan of D's here, also Ernie Ball, and some of the pre dead coated strings. LOL I change the strings on my Epi's (the guitars I play the most) about every month, sometimes 2. It just depends on how often I jam with the boys.
     
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    Ever since I switched to pure nickel wrapped strings I get at least 2 to 3 times the life over regular set. I hate changing strings but always change factory set because almost always 9s and I have to setup guitar with 11s as my standard
     

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