The Secret of the Guitar Strings

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The state of the guitar strings directly affects the guitar’s tone, so do you know how often the strings should be replaced?

Guitar strings are not rust-proof and have a rust-proof coating. Therefore, the strings that are less resistant to rust are recommended to be replaced once a month or so, and the strings with rust-proof layers can be used for about three months. Replace it once. Some people always don’t change the strings if they don’t break, or they only change the one that is broken. This is not very good.The strings are consumables. Long-term use, the tension of the strings will be worse, and the sweat and oil stains on the hands will cause the acoustic quality of the strings to deteriorate, so it should be replaced regularly. In order to maintain sound consistency, it is best to replace the entire set of strings.

The secret of the guitar strings

On the string packaging, 010, 011, 012… What do these numbers mean? This is the thickness of the strings, that is, the diameter of a string, the strings of different thicknesses, the feel and the tone are not the same.

Are the guitar strings all metal? of course not. Folk guitars and electric guitars are mostly metal strings, while classical guitars are mostly nylon strings and sheep strings. Nylon strings are synthetic materials, which are made by using the internal mucosa of the intestines of sheep to form very fine fibers, which are then chemically treated, washed, glued, etc. The sausage string is the best, but the price is also very high.

The secret of the guitar strings

How to choose the thickness of the strings? The acoustic guitar is generally 010, 011, 012, 013. The strings of 010 and 011 are soft, easy to press, and the tension is relatively small. But the shock and bass are not as obvious as the thick strings of high tension. Also very suitable for novice use, folk songs generally use 011. The strings of electric guitars are generally 009, so it is very convenient to play some solo, show the skills of playing the guitar, play for a long time, the fingers will not be too hard. But the style of heavy metal and rock, may use 010. In the fingering guitar, some people choose 012, and special requirements will choose 013.

What material is the acoustic guitar string made of? The acoustic guitar strings are generally high carbon steel cores with brass and phosphor bronze wound on the surface. The brass-based strings are warm and the phosphor bronze-based strings are bright.

The secret of the guitar strings

What internal factors affect the life of the strings? There are many reasons that affect the life of the strings, such as external corrosion and long-term use. There are also internal factors, such as coated strings that have a long service life and vice versa. However, some people think that the coated strings are not as good as the uncoated ones.

Which brand of strings is good? This is a bad question. Choosing the strings requires consideration of the guitar itself, as well as the individual’s own situation, as well as the playing place, playing style, etc. So the best way is to try more and find the strings that suit you. The right one is the best, not just looking at the brand. However, the strings of well-known brands will make you less detours in the process of trying.

The secret of the guitar strings
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