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Jim Wiehoff


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Houston, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2002 11:35 am    
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I have been playing about an hour a day for 3 months on the original nickel strings that came with my Carter. They still seem to sound fine but are showing a little corrosion. Any recommendations on when should I change them?

Also...I have changed lots of strings on my telecaster....are there any special tricks for PSG strings that are different from changing strings on a guitar?

Thanks!
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Bob Carlson


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Surprise AZ.
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2002 11:40 am    
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Jim...put on a new set of strings...then you'll notice how dead they are.

Bob.
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Ann Fabian


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Mesquite, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2002 11:45 am    
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www.SteelGuitarInfo.com has string-changing tips, including a slide show, Jim. Also, your Carter-Starter Owner's Manual has a few suggestions, especially with regard to recommended string gauges to use on your Carter-Starter.

Ann Fabian
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[This message was edited by Ann Fabian on 01 April 2002 at 11:47 AM.]

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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2002 11:50 am    
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Bob is right. There is nothing like fresh strings to remind you how things are supposed to sound.
And yes, there are some real useful tips and they are well presented here--
http://www.steelguitarinfo.com/strings/changeslideshow/scindex.html

--at Carter's info resource.

Pay close attention to the advice on the 3rd string. It will save you from having to ask how come you keep breaking 3rd strings and what kind of antiseptic to use on your hand.

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Bobby Lee


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Cloverdale, California, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2002 11:50 am    
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Three months is a long time for strings. Change them.

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Ann Fabian


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Mesquite, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2002 10:08 am    
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Jim: btw: the video that came with your Carter-Starter shows how to change the strings, as well.

Ann Fabian
Carter Steel Guitars
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2002 1:01 pm    
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Jim as you know, The Tele requires more frequent string changes because our sweaty little fingers transfer the sweat and dirt and grime from our fingers to the strings, frets and neck. In many cases, ( me for example ) I don't play my Tele' with picks so I am beatin' up the strings at both ends. The Steel is a lot more forgiving ( not the .011)
as the strings just sorta die a slow tone death. 3 months, I'd go ahead and change them like the other players suggested.
tp

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[This message was edited by Tony Prior on 02 April 2002 at 01:03 PM.]

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Bob Carlson


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Surprise AZ.
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2002 3:59 pm    
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I should have added that not only will a new set of strings show you how dead the old ones are...but it will also take care of that out of tune problem you should be having after 3 months.

Bob.
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