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    Default old strings vs new strings

    This is probably a rehashed topic but is there anyone else that likes to leave a set of strings on for two months and then finally put new strings on only to wish you had the sound you had with your old ones? I remember reading that Ed would never changed his strings unless one actually broke on him. He would however, change them when he played live.

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    i used to change my strings only when i broke them, but now i replace them once a month. IMO when you put those new strings on it makes you sound 100x better. But whatever works for you works for you.

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    I think new strings are easier to play with and do pull offs and stuff on but the old ones just sound warmer as Ed put it.

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    I love the way new strings sound, but I find them a bit slippery. Old strings a good cause my fingers seem to be able to lock on to them better. I used to change the whole set if I broke one, now I just change that one string. I play them until they break.

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    I play flat wounds and change them twice a year weather I need to or not. My sweat will usually end up breaking the strings after about 4 months if I don't change them.(.012, .015 @ .018) The bottom three will usually last untill they're changed. My baritone has had the same strings on it for 4 years.
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    There are pros and cons to both ...
    New strings are brighter, but need to be stretched in order to stay in tune.
    Old strings are already stretched and stay in tune better, but sound "dead".

    I'd say I prefer new strings that have been on my guitar for awhile.
    Or would that make them old strings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150
    There are pros and cons to both ...
    New strings are brighter, but need to be stretched in order to stay in tune.
    Old strings are already stretched and stay in tune better, but sound "dead".

    I'd say I prefer new strings that have been on my guitar for awhile.
    Or would that make them old strings?
    Everything you said is completely true. I love how older strings are lower maintenance, but don't sound as bright.
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    well, ive heard that steel wound strings sound brighter longer, and i think i heard they have a longer life span. ive been thinking of trying those out for a while now.
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