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Changing the Guitar Strings

Nov 9, 2007
The first question that comes to the mind of an amateur guitarist while changing guitar strings is how to know what is best for the guitars. First, the user needs to know when to change the strings. This can be decided by looking at the strings of the guitar. Well, a lot of things can happen. It might be discolored; the shapes might get distorted; it might be rusty; or may be showing signs of wear and tear; or might not be sounding well. All these are indications that, its time for strings change.

When the guitar strings get old they tend to be less dazzling and don't sound good, hence, the need for changing them, and that too soon. Their main utility is not to look good but to sound good. Everything else comes secondary. During performance, old strings might give problems and tunes can get lost when it is needed most. Also, it does not go with the image of the performer to change string during performance. Although, it hardly takes more than 8 minutes, still the interruption during a play is annoying for the listeners and also breaks the concentration of the player.

With acoustic guitars it is a good idea to change guitar strings every two months. This does not hold true for intermediate users though. They tend to change those in two weeks.

For the acoustic guitar users the need is to keep track of the better guitar strings available in the market. The guitar strings fit only into their own kind; for example acoustic guitar owners has to use the acoustic guitar strings, same for the other guitar owners using strings made for the electric, classical and the bass guitar types.

The use of carbon fluoride as a material has been a big influence on the production of guitar strings. Choosing and changing guitar strings became easier. It has helped the transition of bass guitar strings to treble guitar strings. It has also helped in the intonation of modern guitar strings and guitarists have been greatly helped with its availability.

One thing that is very important to consider is the quality of the strings. The guitar might not be good but if it has high quality strings then it will definitely sound good. There are inferior quality strings which costs low but also are not worth the trouble for a budding and aspiring guitarist. In the long run, it will only hurt the performance of the guitarist.

Tension of the guitar strings is another aspect that the guitarists have to take into account. Classic guitar strings are generally made up with different tensions so that user finds it easy to tune it correctly. The range is from low, moderate or light, medium or normal to hard or high tension. Although there are other type of tensions but these are the primary ones.

One of the primary concerns for the guitarists is to consider the gauge of strings. Without good quality gauge changing guitar strings is not of much use. Herein comes the personal preference but still for beginners a simple guideline can be to use medium gauge strings, and those, which is better, tunable and sounds soothing to ears. It will, however, change along with the growth of the guitarist.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for guitars, drums, and synthesizers. You can find the best marketplace for guitars, drums, and synthesizers at these 3 sites: guitar strings, acoustic guitars, , drums, drum sets, drum kits, and synthesizers, keyboards.
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