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New strings and old strings?

Because I just changed mine and they sound exactly the same, other then that wierd ringing sound. Are they still suppose to sound the same? I never really payed attention to the sound that much when I would change them before.
 

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yup i can.
new strings are in the package and i give money to the guy at the store for them.
old strings are on the guitar and have been subjected to various forms of torture.
seriously there is zing and brightness to new strings that dissappears when they get old and dirty.
 
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Well...so much for Ernie Ball Regular Slinky.
DR Tite-Fit are my favourite strings. Slightly heavier bottom end than D'Addario EX110's (which was what I used prior to switching to DR). I find they stay bright and clean considerably longer than the D'Addario's and I haven't hit a bum pack yet.
 

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maybe your strings didnt need to be changed. Cuz I can tell the difference.
 

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I change my strings frequently enough, so I really don't. Thirty-five years ago, before I quit for over 25 years, I only changed a string wihen I broke it. (Duuuuuuhhh!!)

But I have heard a difference when I switched brands. I went from Standard D'Addarios to all nickel DR Pure Blues. It was subtle, but noticable. Less edge, warmer. Nice.
 

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you lose your tone with old strings. New strings are the cheapest tone enhancement you can make.

My preferred stings are Snake Oils, but you have to bring them in from the US.

http://www.sobstrings.net/
 

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I have very acidy sweat. My electric strings last a good week and my acoustic strings 4 hours..I definitly notice a difference with new strings as I find more bounce and don't have to work as hard to get what I'm looking for.:food-smiley-004:
 

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Stratocaster said:
New strings and old strings?

Because I just changed mine and they sound exactly the same, other then that wierd ringing sound. Are they still suppose to sound the same? I never really payed attention to the sound that much when I would change them before.
New strings should be night and day. Maybe turn the gain down a notch. :tongue:
 

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I like old strings best, not to the point that I wear through the winds at the frets or the intonation is very bad, but gunky, rusty strings sound warmer.

At this point they are pretty dead and don't sustain as long....what's the positive side to this other than the warmer tone?....."action" you can get the action a hair lower :D
 
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