Changed strings last night

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  1. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster

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    Eyen though I can't currently play (until middle finger heals) I spent last evening cleaning and polishing my guitar. Conditioned and cleaned fretboard and polished frets.

    Wish I could play it, looks like a new guitar!!
     
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    Where’s the pic jaybones :p
    Hope you have a speedy recovery.
     
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    Hope you didn’t use Lemon oil, the acid in it will eat your frets, read it here on S.T. :)
     
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    jaybones Dr. Stratster

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    Tried to use the brace thing on my middle finger, but cast around the hand keeps me from bending that knuckle.

    Used Stew Mac Restoration oil.
     
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    I hope you recover well and quickly bud. I also had to change strings on my Charvel last night. While practicing for this morning's sets at church I got a little over zealous on a high E string bend and snapped it. First time I've popped a string in probably 10 years.

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    jaybones Dr. Stratster

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    Its probably been that long for me (if not longer).


    I usually play 3 hours a day (should be WAY better), and I change my strings about every month or so.

    Don't give them a chance to break.

    Plus I use DR, which are supposed to be less prone to breakage (hex core and all that).

    Don't know if that's true or marketing hype but I know after I settled on them I broke less.

    Interesting, on the guitar I just restrung when I checked it today all the strings were sharp. All the same almost half step.

    Shouldn't it go the other way as they settle in?

    Although it was cold and raining today while yesterday was cool and dry (windows open, whole house humidification system not working yet).
     
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    I notice that when the humidity goes up, my guitar strings will all be a little sharp. The necks like to move around due to changes in temperature and humidity.
     
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