Rognvald wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:24 pm
"For me, I change them not long after the guitar stays in tune perfectly,in a stand, overnight. " Laudiesdad69
This may not always be a good litmus test since temperature and humidity variations will quickly change the tension on the strings. If you trust this approach, try leaving it in your humidified guitar case overnight where condtions will be somewhat more stable. But remember, always trust your ears! I hope this helps. Playing again . . . Rognvald
Thanks, I will take that into consideration. My case for my Ramirez is a Humicase protege, and it keeps the humidity right about 45 to 50%. The solution for the humidifiers will pull moisture out of the case air if the humidity gets too high. But my humidity in the room is usually between 40 to 50%. So not a whole lot of fluctuation.
By the time that my guitar will stay in tune over night, there usually isn't any noticeable change in the sound that I can detect. Sometimes though the trebles seem to sound dull, and then it's time to change them for sure. And I usually feel like the treble strings start feeling a little more taut. They don't have the pliability that they did after the strings were new and just settled.