I changed my strings a couple of days ago and couldnt get the ones i normally use so bought another brand. They really squeek when moving barre or power chords. Next time I get into town I will pick up my usual brand but wondered has anyone got any ideas how to reduce the squeek, I've tried fast fret but it didn't help.
I started putting olive oil on my strings after Ricochet mentioned it in another thread. It seems to cut down on the squeaking a bit. Just use a really tiny amount, the strings should feel slick, not oily.
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I think it is hand pressure technique that you need to work on. when i was beginner I squeeked a lot.
I release completely, but leave my fingers hovering over the strings. I barely touch them. I can feel them, but no squeeks.
Yes I think some part of it is my technique but I had a friend come over and it squeeked less with him but he thought the strings were noisey as well. Im going to make a special trip just to get some, I can't believe I'm going to throw away 6 day old strings!
you could try to find half wound strings. I like them because the string is not at textural prone to noise.
I know there are sets for electric. not sure about acoustic. good chance.
After just 6 days I've changed the strings and it sounds alot better. The brand I took off are one of the more expensive brands so it really is very strange.
I found some no name brand strings that sounded better than the big name brands before. dr. delux or something. for acoustic they had a really awesome tone. Sometimes more expensive is not the best. It all depends on the tone your trying to achieve. I try them all at one time or another but will go back to the ones that i think meets what i want in tone! If that makes any sense, i no it didn't!