time for new strings

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geoff-bristol
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time for new strings

Post by geoff-bristol » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:27 pm

Playing with a phone tuner app ( Da Tuner - rather good ) - I was a liitle phased by my G string on the first torres guitar I made ( and regularly play ) showing errors in cents up the fretbord of up to 18 sharp etc.
With the string spot on at the 1st = 12th was 18 sharp - and various other frets all up the board were all over the place !
( this was not the tuner app - as I confirmed it with my other tuners. )
Strangely - the harmonics at the 12th on the G still seemed fairly good compared to the 12th fret ?

These were EJ46 - and been on maybe 3 months ? Yes they were looking like they needed changing ! It did surprise me though, how bad they had become in terms of intonation.

A new set EJ45 and all is as normal - all the way up the frets. It convinced a cheapskate like me that nylon strings really do need changing fairly regularly !

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Re: time for new strings

Post by martinardo » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:32 pm

Geoff, good that you solved the problem. I try to keep in mind the old adage about going broke

by saving money :)

I mean, surely you wouldn't put off slipping a boat for x years because you couldn't find any second hand

anti-fouling paint . . . ;)
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Re: time for new strings

Post by geoff-bristol » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:10 pm

You want a bet ! ( did you know I had a boat ? )

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Re: time for new strings

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:00 am

I should take this advice, I usually leave mine on way too long. Definitely they need a change pretty soon!

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Re: time for new strings

Post by martinardo » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:12 pm

( did you know I had a boat ? )
G'day Geoff. Well I remember some of your previous posts where you mention sailing,

so I thought it was a pretty safe bet. :wink:
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