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(@luvgilmour)
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1) What brand do you use?
2) What size do you use?
3) How often do you change?

I'll only be down there (in the basement practicing) for a couple of minutes or so...
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(@smokindog)
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On my electrics I use ernie balls .9's super slinkys.( since 1975 :D ) For acoustics I use Martin SP Phosphor bronze extra lights and lights on my johnson.--the dog

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(@oktay)
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D'addario or Martin strings on my acoustic. Martin strings are cheap and they sound pretty good to me. Medium gauge.
How often do I change them? Not often enough. I am always amazed how good the guitar sounds when I change the strings so I must be waiting long enough to actually forget how it's supposed to sound like.

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(@aroundtheclaxon)
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i have had my ernie ball .09s super slinks for awhile and when i change i think im going to get .10 Exlisors i was kinda disappointed in the slinks

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(@smokindog)
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How often I change depends on how much I play. The bronze strings need changing a bit more often than the steel strings.
Probably about every 8-12 hours of playing for the steel strings and 6 hours for the bronze. --the dog

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(@aroundtheclaxon)
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what the benifit of bronze strings?

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(@smokindog)
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what the benifit of bronze strings?

They have a richer, deeper tone but they don't last as long. i use them on my acoustics. They really sound wicked on my brother-in -laws Danelectro electric ( used as a slide) :twisted: --the dog

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(@maxrumble)
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Elixer light gauge polyweb or nanoweb

I change them every six weeks or so

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(@bford)
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Ernie Ball Super Slinkies (9's) on the electric.

D'adarrio EJ26 (11's?) on the acoustic. I think I'm going up a gauge on the next change though.

I change them when they start to sound dull and flat. Or if I see nicks in the strings around the strum area. I try to extend the life of them by giving the strings a good wipe down after extended playing. A drop of Dr. Ducks Axe wax on a cotton cloth and a good dose of elbow grease cleans them up really well.

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(@u2bono269)
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1) Martin Phosphour Bronze Lights for Acoustic, D'Addario .10s and .11s for electric. I also have a set of .13 D'Addarios laying around for a rainy day

2) I guess I answered that one above

3) 4-6 weeks

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(@pvtele)
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On the electrics d'Addario .09s; acoustic Martin SP+ Phosphor-Bronze light gauge (12s)

I change them when they sound dull - I hardly ever break strings, and I have very dry hands, so they last a long time - 6-8 weeks maybe?


   
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(@sethd)
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I use Dean Markley's Light gauge for my electric (.009 to .045) and Martin's Bronze Light for my acoustic. :) I change the electric strings about every 2 months, acoustic not quite as often 'cause it's not my main guitar. :)

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(@anonymous)
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Galli hard tension strings. 9.5 $. Perfect for my classical guitar and last 4 months atleast.(which also depends how much i abuse them everyday :oops:)


   
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(@pilot)
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-DR "Tite-Fit" 10-gauge round cores on the Les Paul
-Ernie Ball 9-gauge Super Slinkies on the Strats
-Elixir Nanoweb Standard 12's on the Yamaha acoustic
-Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12's on the Ibanez acoustic/electric

String change frequency varies a lot, but since the weather is usually so dry up here, I change them more often due to dead strings than because of corrosion. I've had the same set of DR's on my LP for about 4 months...they still stay in tune really well, but I'll likely change them soon "just because."

I've really taken a liking to the Elixir line. I know a lot of people don't like them due to the coating, but I really like their tone and lifespan.


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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13s on the western, 'standard classical', whatever that means, on both classical guitars. 10s on the Ibanez RG, 11s on the Dean, 13s on the jazzbox. Give me 09s or (heaven forbid!) 08s and there won't be a string intact after ten seconds. :( D'addario mostly, change them every two weeks because by then they're black and smell funny.


   
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