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Sk8maniac
02-07-2009, 05:18 PM
if a string breaks on your guitar, do you replace just the one string or all of them?

jpharaoh69
02-07-2009, 05:19 PM
all. unless ive replaced them within like a month. else it feels weird with one new string and 5 old ones.

Ynot
02-07-2009, 05:20 PM
i haven't changed strings in years haha

Sk8maniac
02-07-2009, 06:09 PM
i haven't changed strings in years haha

lol any particular method on how not to break strings?

I have replaced them within the last month, but i shall replace all of them anyway, it sounds too wierd.

Ynot
02-07-2009, 06:15 PM
lol any particular method on how not to break strings?

I have replaced them within the last month, but i shall replace all of them anyway, it sounds too wierd.
idk, my strings just haven't broken yet

deathbat411
02-08-2009, 06:07 PM
i wouldnt keep on guitar string that long, cuz i love new ones, sometimes i change em just cause there old, but yeah i think theyre cheap enough to change them all

dumbmonkeys22
02-08-2009, 06:11 PM
all because u cant have 1 new and 5 old its better 2 have all new

tubbyturd
02-08-2009, 07:16 PM
I don't break strings often, but I change them all at once when I do. They usually last a while because I fingerpick.

scarified
02-09-2009, 08:10 PM
I change them about every 2 months, if I break one I can't be bothered putting on a whole new set. Seems like a waste of money to me, the tone difference is minimal if you get decent strings that last for a while anyway. *cough D'Addario*

The Trooper
02-09-2009, 08:15 PM
haha, i can't even remember how long i've had my strings on for. i do know, however, that my A string is an acoustic string, and i have an electric guitar, and that string is way older than the others. whatever. it still works fine.

Ynot
02-09-2009, 08:27 PM
I change them about every 2 months, if I break one I can't be bothered putting on a whole new set. Seems like a waste of money to me, the tone difference is minimal if you get decent strings that last for a while anyway. *cough D'Addario*
yeah, that might be why i haven't gotten breakage. my strings are D'Addario

drizzle
02-10-2009, 04:56 AM
i'm still using the original strings that came on my guitar, minus the small E.

i'm gonna miss em when they're gone... :(

crooked09
02-10-2009, 01:35 PM
If they are relatively new strings I'll change just the one otherwise a whole new set.

But also there's a noticeable sound difference on new and old strings... you're kind of cheating your guitar and amp out of the sound they should be capable of if you let something like old strings wear down the quality. If they're feeling dull, or automatically if it's been like 6 months +, you should just change them lol you'll be surprised.

bubbleboy
02-10-2009, 01:37 PM
I hate the feeling of rusty grimy strings.

No matter how much I clean them, they still get that way, it pisses me the fuck off.

Banana Terrocotta Pie
02-11-2009, 12:02 PM
All of them.
Mostly since I never break strings and they're really old when I finally get the new ones.

I use Ernie Ball Regular slinkies, they never break on me.

joshSB
02-11-2009, 03:46 PM
ghs boomers>all.

Paganboy
02-12-2009, 01:42 PM
i almost always replace all of them
but i never break my strings

voodoo child
02-12-2009, 05:05 PM
i replace all of them. i also dont break em, but i change em when they get kinda corroded.

Ynot
02-12-2009, 05:09 PM
I hate the feeling of rusty grimy strings.

No matter how much I clean them, they still get that way, it pisses me the fuck off.
i've never really noticed that in strings actually

CTskater94
02-12-2009, 05:22 PM
lol any particular method on how not to break strings?

I have replaced them within the last month, but i shall replace all of them anyway, it sounds too wierd.

heavier gauges, replace after a month or so. you should be replacing them more often

buy some elixers... theyre more expensive but so worth it. play amazing and last you alot longer

to answer your question, i replace all of them when i break one on my f.r., but on my others i just replace one. but i dont break them that often

skater/azn-chick
02-12-2009, 05:48 PM
u just need to replace one that broke. But should change the strings every other of month. I hate when your guitar feels racists, and whips you. Fuck welts.

scarified
02-12-2009, 08:16 PM
Apparently John Petrucci uses Jesus' pubic hair as strings...

mootallic_flip
02-13-2009, 05:50 AM
Ernie Ball Slinkies. I've only broken one. And just replace the broken one. Who cares if theres a minimal tone difference, it just gives you your own sound.

Korn Cakes
02-13-2009, 05:54 AM
You guys are stupid if you actually replace a whole set if one breaks.
That's a huge waste of money and strings.

Unless they're super old.
I can understand that.

Tony
02-13-2009, 08:19 AM
You guys are stupid if you actually replace a whole set if one breaks.
That's a huge waste of money and strings.

I play with the same strings until the high E breaks, then I know they're too old and I'll change them all, I think it's a good strategy.

My acoustic's strings I change when the old ones lose their natural, beautiful nylon-string touch and they get rusty/sound bad.

Korn Cakes
02-13-2009, 08:21 AM
Hmm.
When I (attempted) to play guitar, the high E was the one that broke the most for me.

pinkeh
02-13-2009, 11:13 AM
I used to change them all, now i can't be assed and only change the one that broke, because once I broke my high e and changed them all and then broke the b about 20 minutes later and was like "fuck i don't have any new strings now"

Sk8maniac
02-13-2009, 08:32 PM
Hmm.
When I (attempted) to play guitar, the high E was the one that broke the most for me.

you sure? The high E is the thinnest string on the guitar, don't get the 2 E's confused.

mootallic_flip
02-17-2009, 04:58 AM
you sure? The high E is the thinnest string on the guitar, don't get the 2 E's confused.

Yeah... that's why it breaks usually. most people don't break their low E. That would be the thickest string.

reptiskate52
02-17-2009, 05:23 AM
On a side note, I was playing acoustic yesterday, midsong, and my saddle just explodes into 3 pieces. Like plastic was flying everywhere. Shit was scary.

Roboman
02-17-2009, 05:28 AM
I change them about every 2 months, if I break one I can't be bothered putting on a whole new set. Seems like a waste of money to me, the tone difference is minimal if you get decent strings that last for a while anyway. *cough D'Addario*

Same here.
Swap them every few months.
If one breaks I don't bother changing all of them.
D'Addario's are trusty.