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Thursday, 27 October 2022

Strings

New guitar strings fitted today on the Epiphone dreadnought. The last ones had been on since 2018 and were getting a bit dull and smelly (grease from your hands). It’s a long job taking about an hour and a half, and I always dislike doing it, but it’s worth it in the end.

I don’t usually throw the old ones away in case I break one and need a spare – something that has only ever happened once or twice in my life. I looked in my old electric guitar case: there could be every string I’ve had in fifty years. Have put the metal ones for recycling. 

There are other things in the guitar case too, but I’ll save them for later.

13 comments:

  1. My air guitar strings never need replacing.

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  2. You can play a gee tar? I am impressed. Play a riff for me. Anything Skyhooks would do.

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  3. I can't stop being an English teacher.... "but I'll save them for later". I should change the strings on my best guitar too and then strum along to "Where Do You Go to My Lovely?" with fresh lyrics all about T.Dunham.

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  4. You can probably clean the grease off them, just damp a cloth with windex and run it along the string a couple of times.

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    1. I feel that they lose tone as they get older. The strings on my electric are about 40 years old and awful, but I rarely play it.

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  5. Was a guitar in every teenager's bedroom I wonder, never did get far with mine and springing to mind a Dansette? tape recorder as well.

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    1. A lot of teenagers had them, but it was a long slow and difficult process to become reasonable. You really had to work at it.

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