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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Barfly, Oct 27, 2020.
Not just cobalts any EB is barbed wire.
I use Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10s and love them, they last!
Come on man toughen those delicate fingers up and play
So what brand of strings do you use?
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.
Oh god yes...the poking of the finger. I don't get anxious but l throw a medium size hissy fit when it happens
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!
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.
Hey!!? That's the spare key to my Ford pickup! I've been looking everywhere for that damn thing.... How did you end up with it
Yeah, I guess I like changing them. A few of the brands I've tried over the last couple years- lol
Hmm, I didn't notice that all. A friend did find Cobalts hard on frets though.
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.
I don't mind the actual string changing, but one of my cats makes it way more difficult than it used to be.
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.
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...
my go to guitar strings are D'Addario 9-42
Hmmm that's interesting.... maybe that's why l often think mine sound shitty. Strings and tuners lie?
You can get free tuner apps on your smartphone btw
Seem pretty accurate
D'Addario NY XL is what i prefer
It literally takes less than 10 minutes to change and tune all 6 strings on the Parker, unless I change string gauges.
I go into "potty mouth" mode when I change strings on a Bigsby model guitar.