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Posted By : The James Vezer Experience | Comments : 16

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HI guys,
i tend to change my guitar strings quite frequently, and due to the high costs i've been buying them online. im currently using 'eric clapton beefy slinkys and eric clapton power slinkys'. but im going through these one after the other, any advice?

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# Posted by James - Metalleeka + AC/DCe - 29/09/2011, 20:56 (GMT)

Is it the same string? Could be something sharp at the nut or bridge


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 29/09/2011, 20:56 (GMT)

Change them frequently because.....?

Snapping strings or acid hands? Not much you can do about acid hands but snapping can be down to technique that can be adjusted or guitar/s that can be looked at.


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# Posted by The James Vezer Experience - 29/09/2011, 21:02 (GMT)

if i leave them long they go rusty, but these were put on less than a week ago. Do you think buying them online has anything to do with it? Could they be second's?


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# Posted by Keith (RED ZOO) - 29/09/2011, 21:49 (GMT)

James , sme people have naturally acidic perspiration, wiping them with a cloth between sets under and over and before you put it in the case will help, there are some string wipes on the market that look quite good.

I f you are breaking them, depending where, like i said earlier graphtech are the way to go or just some replacement saddles, what sort of guiitar is it?


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# Posted by TEX & THE HARDCORE TROUBAD... - 29/09/2011, 21:52 (GMT)

how light are the strings ?


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 29/09/2011, 22:29 (GMT)

Tex, that's not relevant. I can go 4 months without changing strings on a gigging guitar. Gauge isn't an issue.


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# Posted by The James Vezer Experience - 29/09/2011, 22:46 (GMT)

I use 11 all the time. I started on 8 when I was 7, over time I moved up to 11s. Currently I use11-54 Beefy Slinkies, but I'm real good at breaking other brands to.

Maybe I should take up drumming?


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 29/09/2011, 22:57 (GMT)

If you're breaking .011s, you're either REALLY angry or using a breeze block as a pick. ;o)

Joking. There'll be a way to find out why strings cost you so much money. :o)


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# Posted by The James Vezer Experience - 29/09/2011, 23:02 (GMT)

ah... so if I admit braking plectrums too.... anyway, WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT AAAAANNNNNGGGGGGGRYYYYYYYYY???????????


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# Posted by TEX & THE HARDCORE TROUBAD... - 29/09/2011, 23:05 (GMT)

''Maybe I should take up drumming''?
nah, you'd just be breakin sticks then !!!


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# Posted by I am President - 30/09/2011, 22:55 (GMT)

Yo James Matt here...I've had the same problem for ages for years til i figured. Its several factors....

I know use 10's ( with 11 bottoms )

Every single gig..even practice one or two strings would pop. Its frustrating because you start to worry about not snapping a string rather than "being in the moment" and enjoying the moment.

I kept my same plectrum size...( the green ones ) However if its a big show I still drop down to the orange ones. Its sorta to do with how rough you are being with the plectrum but also and the main reason will be your bridge could be a bit rusty and therefore sharp on the end of the string ( have a look next time you snap to see where the string snaps ) Quick fix and cheap option is to get the softest and thickest pencil you can find ( HB bullshit EB etc ) and run that gently over the bridge and it will create a layer away from the rust. No need to go up to 12's that way ...MC X


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# Posted by The James Vezer Experience - 01/10/2011, 16:31 (GMT)

Hi, I am about to leave for tonights gig, hope I get through it without snapping one. Thank ya all for the advice


James


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# Posted by Urban Valley Chickens - 01/10/2011, 23:48 (GMT)

I use Ernie Ball 9's and for some strange reason I have yet to work out, I find it cheaper to buy them from a shop than online.


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# Posted by G-IT-22 - 02/10/2011, 02:50 (GMT)

I have a string endorsement and can do you 4 sets for £10 !!! electric or bronze acoustic ....!!!


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# Posted by The James Vezer Experience - 02/10/2011, 19:49 (GMT)

Could you PM me with contact details please?


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# Posted by The James Vezer Experience - 02/10/2011, 19:49 (GMT)

Could you PM me with contact details please?


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