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Strings That Won't Wear Out ! Now What Should I do ?

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Jul 14, 2021 - 6:17:51 AM
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259 posts since 1/12/2011

With four mandolins I play equally and rotate every day ! I don't change strings very often ! Normally about every two months just so I don't forget how ! :) Some brands wear quicker than others and my ears determine when ! BUT, on my Girouard oval A I have the original Curt Mangan Monel's still on it and I have never changed the strings ! Now, here is the unexplainable part ! I have owned this mandolin since 2018 !! It sounds great since new and still the same strings ! I just don't get it ! :)

Jul 14, 2021 - 11:16:10 AM
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1015 posts since 1/3/2011

Originally posted by yankees1

...It sounds great...

That's all I needed to read.  I would say to leave them on.

Jul 30, 2021 - 4:56:23 AM
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99 posts since 12/30/2010

I have a Weber Vintage strung with the new D'Addario XS strings. I have played it out side in humid, hot conditions at several gigs and those strings still sound like new. Not every string will do that. So I remember which strings I have on the instrument to get lasting good sound.

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