Mudcat Café message #1099581 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66288   Message #1099581
Posted By: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
23-Jan-04 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Pre-stretching guitar strings
Subject: RE: Pre-stretching guitar strings
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?