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GUEST,Strollin' Johnny Pre-stretching guitar strings (41) RE: Pre-stretching guitar strings 23 Jan 04

Don't know much about this string-breaking business, I change mine as soon as the newness wears off a little and they lose that initial 'zinginess' - about two to three weeks maybe. Can't stand that 'My Guitar's Made From An Old Pallet' sound when the strings go dull. In my other life I'm an accountant so I can afford to be that way!

A guy at a session I went to this week had a 3rd go at the nut. It was a brand-new string and he'd just had the slots re-cut. I reckon there must have been a sharp edge in the slot.

A question for you technical guys - on my Martin the 2nd always sounds dull or a bit 'damped'. The others are fine. Any ideas?

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