Happiness is new strings on your old acoustic!

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  1. SurfsUp

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    Just slammed a set of Ernie Ball Earthwood lights, 11-52 on my acoustic.......and it's singing!

    Loving the tone. Mellow, warm and very articulate.

    Funny how simple things can promote inspiration, eh? Just played for over an hr........

    :D
     
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    Got a set waiting but I still a ways to go with what's on it now
     
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    You are right. I change strings on my acoustics every week or two. I hate dead stings :D
     
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    carver Gone strangling

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    haha yeah I keep telling myself this.

    meanwhile my camper acoustic has had the same strings on it since the day I got it.

    one day I tell ya...

    one day.
     
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    Changing strings is like adding magic but that may be because I don't do it often enough.
     
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    just put the same strings on my Ovulation last week... love these strings. A great fit for that guitar.

    I put the 10s on my Seagull. Might have to go to 11s next string change. A little too slinky.
     
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    I've been using 12's on acoustic for a long time, but thinking of trying 11's next time around.

    I am addicted to new string sound. I feel like any one of my guitars in heavy rotation needs new strings probably every 1-2 months. If I was just flush with cash and had a personal tech, I'd just change them every month.
     
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    Twice I've changed just before I played in front of people...
    The tone change was so profound it threw me for a dozen bars..
    I'd rehearsed on on olds for weeks....
     
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    I switched to 11s because I started having Lyme related joint pain in my hands and it’s helped quite a bit. Still have a nice tone with less effort and can bend more easily for wanking. I nice balance

    The 10s was an experiment but it was too much. It was fun at first but got carried away with the ease of bending and snapped the G string. This was with silk and steel. Replaced with standard Earthwood 10s and it’s still a little flimsy. I keep the seagull in open D so that doesn’t help either.
     
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    Yes! I just replaced mine on Monday. I use EBs on my electrics, but it’s Elixirs on my acoustic. Fresh strings wake everything up!
     
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    carver Gone strangling

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    mine are so dead at this point.. it feels like there is a tone knob on it
    play soft with the fleshy parts of the finger tips
    tone at 5 play with your nails
    tone at 7
    play with your pick
    tone at 10
     
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    11s saw through the G string winds way too fast for mois...
     
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  14. SurfsUp

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    That's gotta be expensive!
     
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    I really do like these EB Earthwoods.......I'm gonna havta keep buying these!
     
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    Old strings chew up your frets, so I usually change my #1 acoustic 4 times a year.

    Nothing sounds better than new string harmonics.
     
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    Nothing like some John Pearse medium 80/20 on the ol HD28 to make me lose track of time :whistling:
     
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    For me happiness is plugging in my acoustic. I feel like dynamics are pretty limited when I'm not plugged in. I know it's a bit of an oxymoron...acoustic plugged in.
     
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    Since getting my Katana I love plugging in my acoustic. A touch of reverb and delay is a beautiful thing
     
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    Not too bad. Between all 6 guitars I spend about $50-$60 a month on strings.
     
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