Changing Strings Makes a HUGE Difference

So worship leaders – how often do you change strings?

I usually lead worship with my trusty acoustic guitar, a Taylor 314CE. Taylors are naturally bright-sounding guitars, which I love.

The Elixir Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze strings I use help keep everything bright, and they sound better than other strings I’ve tried (and believe me, I’ve tried em all).

They settle in after a couple of days of use, and then have a very consistent sound – with much brightness – for 1-2 months or so.

When it’s time to change strings, my sound starts to lose some of that brightness. The guitar “goes to mush” – the brightness and consistent definition starts disappearing. And the guitar gets a bit, shall we say, persnickety, when it comes to tuning.

So I replace the strings, and everything goes back to normal for awhile.

How about you? How often do you change those strings? I’d love to know!

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2 comments on “Changing Strings Makes a HUGE Difference
  1. Kenny Green says:

    At least once every 2 months, and yes they are Elixirs on my Ovation and flatwounds on my GIbson ES335

  2. Sweet! Nice to know. I’ve never tried flatwounds myself. I use pretty normal Ernie Ball 11’s on my tele.

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