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Don't underestimate the power of new strings

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Erkan, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. TheDriller

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    What kind of stuff did you use?
    I just use the cheap Ethanol/Methanol mixture from the ********.

    works fine and doesn't negatively impact the tone.
    In fact it sounds much funnier when I let the strings corrode of their own accord :)
     
  2. Erkan

    Erkan mr-walker.bandcamp

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    Hmm interesting... do the strings get some of that new "twangy, zingy" sound back when you wipe them with surgical spirit?
     
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    interesting idea... I may try it. It wouldnt surprise me... surgical spirit will eat pretty much anything organic.
     
  4. muckypup1

    muckypup1 Sinister Haven \m/

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    I might have to try this myself as well :D I get sweaty hands, and it destroys my strings quick haha
     
  5. Zack Uidl

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    some of you guys are crazy, i refuse to have the same strings on my guitar for more than 2 weeks. for recording, a pack a day....
     
  6. vaiman

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    I bought new strings today.
    They came on the new guitar I bought today and will stay like that for 6 months :p
     
  7. shred101

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    When played in, strings hold their tuning better and have a more even tone in my personal opinion.
     
  8. muckypup1

    muckypup1 Sinister Haven \m/

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    I'm only 16 and don't have a job, thats why a set of strings a month is what i get :lol:
     
  9. shred101

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    You wanna know what pisses me off more than old strings?

    OLD PICKS!

    I cant stand some of the thinner picks when they wear down and lost their tip and have the edge grated down. The thick ones last longer but piss me off just as bad once theyre worn out.
     
  10. muckypup1

    muckypup1 Sinister Haven \m/

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    +1 :D

    I like to use thinner picks, but I had one the other day that i've had for ages now and it started to catch on the fucking plain strings :D
     
  11. shred101

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    I go between Jim Dunlop 1.14s and some brutal assortment of plectrums that look more like paving slabs. Theyre like 2.00 to 2.50 or something. I prefer the thinner ones for rhythm though.
     
  12. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    I LOVE the sound of both guitar and bass with new strings! :D

    I LOVE the sound of both guitar and bass with new D'Addario strings, to be more specific. :D
     
  13. Erkan

    Erkan mr-walker.bandcamp

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    I hope surgical spirit isn't damaging to the fretboard and stuff though? I'm sort of afraid it might "dry" it up or something.
     
  14. shred101

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    Well that shit is powerful so I doubt youd need to use a lot of it. Just splash a little on a cloth and wipe the strings down with it and then wipe any excess off with a dry tissue.
     
  15. professorlamp

    professorlamp I are Joe

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    I LOVE old worn picks :D
    They wear to the style of your playing and then when you do decide to get a new one (i.e. you lost the old one in your old jeans) you feel really clumsy because it feels like your arm has grown an extra inch.

    I find jazz III's dont wear very easily anywayz though, but i seriously hate moving onto new picks :(
     
  16. serdadu86

    serdadu86 forgive my bad english

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    rusting in the first day?do you playing your guitar at the beachside when your hand full of sweat after playing volleyball in the middle of heavy rain?
     
  17. muckypup1

    muckypup1 Sinister Haven \m/

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    +1 I only use Ernie Ball's, and I don't get any rusting for at least a week, and my hands sweat pretty bad while playing!
     
  18. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    Old Picks = Fail. Once you lose the sharp point you get horrible wukka-wukka noises.
     
  19. MarcusGHedwig

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    Word, but I find I do prefer when the absolute sharpest point of brand new picks has been worn down after a few days of playing (and then it holds me for a couple of weeks)
     
  20. Erkan

    Erkan mr-walker.bandcamp

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    Hmm yeah, I guess picks are important too. I feel I want something slightly larger than the Jazz III actually since I find my thumb touching the strings sometimes which creates unwanted pinch harmonics. I do like the feel of the Jazz III though, I just wonder if there is something slightly "longer".

    As a side note to what I said about strings in the OP; I tracked a faster song recently and I actually didn't like the new string sound on that song in particular. Weird... some songs want that "played in" sound. I might be able to remedy that a little bit by adjusting the mid boost before the amp sim.
     

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