Wow, First time in a long time…
This morning, I decided to change the strings on my electric guitar. That might not sound like a big deal, but considering that this is the first time I have changed strings in less than a year in well, forever. In fact this is probably only the second time in the last 15 years I changed strings because they were shagged, not to change the gauge.
What are shagged strings? They have lost their liveliness, begin to sound flat, and most importantly, begin to drift from being in tune. They stop being stable, and “fun” to play with.
In the way back time, I used to change strings every few weeks (or every other month at least) because I played, and unfortunately, back then I tended to perspire more that I do today. Skin oils and the salt of perspiration are deadly to guitar strings.
Pardon me, I need to go play these new jangly strings.
What I play
I am now playing with Ernie Ball Super Slinky’s, 9’s - 42’s, and they sound fabulous. I used to be a GHS Boomer man, but the Slinky’s are cheaper, easier to find, and out of the wrapper, they are just a wee bit brighter.