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Lillyan

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How often do you change the strings and why?
« on: April 02, 2015, 05:07:18 AM »
Are there any rules when it comes to how often one should change the strings on their oud? What do you guys usually do?


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Re: How often do you change the strings and why?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 06:19:19 AM »
This is one of those questions without a specific answer.
How often you change your strings depends on a few factors. For instance, how often do you tune your oud? Or, how often do you play? The more you play, the more often you tune your instrument, the more often you need to change the strings.
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Re: How often do you change the strings and why?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 05:42:10 AM »
This is one of those questions without a specific answer.

This is true, however, just to give Lillyan an idea, here's what I personally think: if you play your oud every day, whether it's once a day or many times, you should definitely change the strings once every 6 months or so.
If not, then once a year is enough.
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Re: How often do you change the strings and why?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 06:00:18 AM »
^ That sounds about right, twice a year is often enough, in my opinion.
Of course, this all depends on the quality of the strings, @Lillyan, what type of strings do you buy and where from?
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Re: How often do you change the strings and why?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 05:19:09 PM »
It is dependent on various factors, if we are using it very often then we will require it to change frequently, but if we donít use it often then even 2-3 years once will be more than good, I believe it is also down to quality which will make the difference.

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Re: How often do you change the strings and why?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 03:11:18 PM »
I think the answer is connected to personal using, if we play it regularly then 1 year or at worst 6 months should be the time we should use it before changing, but itís just an opinion as I have seen people not changing it for years and still having it pretty good.