What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

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What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

Post by Thomas » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:16 pm

I am not sure perhaps it was always so but recently I used
D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings, Normal Tension
and all of my guitars string just in 1 month using it has become like this
What do they call this in Egnlish ?

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Re: What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

Post by Kent » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:19 pm

If you play a lot, I would call it perfectly acceptable normal wear.

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Re: What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

Post by soltirefa » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:29 pm

I believe that's your garden variety oxidation.

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Re: What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

Post by Thomas » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:31 pm

I play 2 or 3 hours a day but distributed on 2 or 3 guitars I did not have this experience with other strings not too soon :) am I playing a lot recently?
And these strings are on for less than a month . Strange

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Re: What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

Post by Beowulf » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:37 pm

Fret wear on the delicate windings of the bass strings...it will increase with playing time, heavy finger pressure and fret technique which moves the string laterally.
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Re: What is this with D'Addario EJ45-3D Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings?

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 pm

Oxidization. Rust. Normal. A little discoloration is nothing to worry about as long as they still sound good.

I have had the opposite experience to you. D'addario ej27n student strings seem to last quite a bit longer than others for me. You might try them. Lovely, warm, cheap, forgiving strings.

Another thing that helps is playing with clean hands and wiping the strings down. I think this has made a big difference for me.

It's likely your strings have always done this, you probabaly just started noticing. Don't replace them until they actually die!
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