I hate changing strings.

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  1. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Not just cobalts any EB is barbed wire.
     
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    I use Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10s and love them, they last!
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Come on man toughen those delicate fingers up and play :D
     
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    So what brand of strings do you use?
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Dunlop.
     
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    OP: Me too. I can't stand it. Fortunately I wait for them to break. Even then it still sucks.

    Poking the finger with the treble string-ends is hell on earth too. I get anxiety thinking about it.
     
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    Oh god yes...the poking of the finger. I don't get anxious but l throw a medium size hissy fit when it happens
     
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    One of the many reasons I love Stratocasters is because of those holes in the tuners. One can slide the ends of the strings down into them and hopefully avoid getting finger-sticks.

    Even so I still stick myself from time to time, usually with my Gibsons or Martins, and it always pisses me off! :lol:

    A trick I learned from watching a Joe Walsh vid on guitar setup is that when changing strings take a small needlenose and bend the tip end of the string (after cutting it off to a suitable length) around in a kind of circle, and then the sharp tip won't be there to get ya!

    I have a very small needlenose I use as a string cutter as well as to perform the aforementioned operation. :D
     
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    Lo-Tek Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I guess I like changing them. A few of the brands I've tried over the last couple years- lol

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    Hmm, I didn't notice that all. A friend did find Cobalts hard on frets though.
     
  11. Barfly

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    I mainly use D'Addario 9 1/2's... used them forever. A couple of guitars have heavier gauges but I plan on bringing them back into the 9.5 fold. I can't hear a difference worth having to have telephone wire on the guitars.
     
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    I don't mind the actual string changing, but one of my cats makes it way more difficult than it used to be.
     
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    Classical strings are even worse to change.

    I have about 10 people who hit me up to change their strings here and there. I'm quick and I charge them and usually do a service and set-up so whatever.
     
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    OK, who am I kidding?

    I'm lazy AF & don't change my strings nearly as often as I should.

    I really don't mind, but, I'd rather just pick up a guitar & play. Unfortunately, all my guitars have strings that hardly tune up anymore.

    I do hate that. Especially when the tuner says it's in tune, but it's nowhere close, but even trying by ear, you can only get it close & chords all over don't sound so tuned.

    I better go change all my strings... :)...

    I do scrub up the guitar when I change them though. I have a couple toothbrushes, cleaners & oils, just waiting to do the work, whenever I'm ready...
     
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    my go to guitar strings are D'Addario 9-42

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    Hmmm that's interesting.... maybe that's why l often think mine sound shitty. Strings and tuners lie?
     
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    You can get free tuner apps on your smartphone btw

    Seem pretty accurate
     
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    D'Addario NY XL is what i prefer
     
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    It literally takes less than 10 minutes to change and tune all 6 strings on the Parker, unless I change string gauges.
     
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    I go into "potty mouth" mode when I change strings on a Bigsby model guitar.
     
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