View Full Version : How often do you change strings?

Captain America
04-03-2013, 04:46 PM
I'm just curious. i find that i change my guitar strings about every 4 months or so. Do uke strings last forever?

04-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Here we go....

My answer is "when they need it."

04-03-2013, 05:09 PM
They can last a very long time however they do start to sound different so I change mine every 4-6 months or if one breaks I change all of them right away

04-03-2013, 11:46 PM
Standard response to the question
ought to be 'How long is a piece of...'!
As everyone will tell you,when they no
longer sound the same,ie not so bright,
not so loud,whatever it is that you like
about the strings you use:when it is no
longer there,time for a change!

04-04-2013, 01:58 AM
I've hardly ever needed to change a string just from "time" alone..

It's usually when I want to change the brand of strings or take out the saddle for an action adjustment..

mm stan
04-04-2013, 02:08 AM
When you notice a difference or want a change of tone....

04-04-2013, 02:22 AM
I do it a lot, probably more then I "need" to, because I enjoy trying out different types and brands of string. :)

04-04-2013, 02:28 AM
I only change them when I absolutely have to as I can't stand the break in period!

04-04-2013, 02:49 AM
If you think it is the time for new strings then it probably is.
UU has a great search feature, you might try it.

04-04-2013, 03:34 AM
They last forever. I hear a lot of companies are going to start building their products from ukulele strings so everything last forever. Wouldn't be very good for business, but it's a step in the right direction for the population.

04-04-2013, 04:28 AM
I hate paying for shipping so I usually buy strings to get above the $50 mark at Elderly, so I have lots of strings on hand. I like experimenting with different strings to see what sound I get so probably change them more often than needed