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Dusting first or restring?

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I bought a pacage of Ernie Ball Strings a week ago and i want to restring my Cort CR 230 Guitar.But it's very dusty and need to be cleand.Should i Dust it first or resting it?


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I personally would clean it up and then restring it.



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I would take the old strings off first , then clean


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yep take em off, clean your guitar up, then put the new strings on. 

edit: i need to do this myself. . . . so lazy am i



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yep take em off, clean your guitar up, then put the new strings on. 

edit: i need to do this myself. . . . so lazy am i

Ha Ha! If you saw the dust , grime and cigarette ash on my guitars you'd feel alot better :D


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I would take the old strings off first , then clean

I just assumed one would take the old strings off first. That's what I do.



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yep take em off, clean your guitar up, then put the new strings on. 

edit: i need to do this myself. . . . so lazy am i

Ha Ha! If you saw the dust , grime and cigarette ash on my guitars you'd feel alot better :D

 

Another one bite the Dust? :)


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Unless you have a tremelo just cut all the strings off then clean her up. I would clean the fretboard since you can get to it as well. String it up and enjoy. New strings are almost as good as new guitar day to me.


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Unless you have a tremelo just cut all the strings off then clean her up. I would clean the fretboard since you can get to it as well. String it up and enjoy. New strings are almost as good as new guitar day to me.

I alreday cut the old strings (damm i get lof of scars,how stupid am I)but when i celand the guitar it doesn't have any signals that it's clean.Also i restringd it and the high e stirng has been broked( that's the 4th case,i think the hish e strings hate me  :( ) and it it's not enough, most of the strings if i play it,it has weird noises.So i've got a lot of pronblems.


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Unless you have a tremelo just cut all the strings off then clean her up. I would clean the fretboard since you can get to it as well. String it up and enjoy. New strings are almost as good as new guitar day to me.

I alreday cut the old strings (damm i get lof of scars,how stupid am I)but when i celand the guitar it doesn't have any signals that it's clean.Also i restringd it and the high e stirng has been broked( that's the 4th case,i think the hish e strings hate me  :( ) and it it's not enough, most of the strings if i play it,it has weird noises.So i've got a lot of pronblems.

 

I'm no expert but that sounds like a truss rod issue.


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most of the strings if i play it,it has weird noises.So i've got a lot of pronblems.

 

 

Sound like an action-issue, aka your strings touching the frets. You'll probably have to raise your bridge saddles for that. Are you using different strings than usually?

 

Also, do you cut off the strings immediatly after a restring? I usually let them settle a bit before doing that because I had a few times the e-string just breaks when I do that immediatly after a restring. Anyway, if it really happens a lot, just go for a bit thicker strings. I usually put .10 on my guitar for that reason and they usually last a bit longer.



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most of the strings if i play it,it has weird noises.So i've got a lot of pronblems.

 

 

Sound like an action-issue, aka your strings touching the frets. You'll probably have to raise your bridge saddles for that. Are you using different strings than usually?

 

Also, do you cut off the strings immediatly after a restring? I usually let them settle a bit before doing that because I had a few times the e-string just breaks when I do that immediatly after a restring. Anyway, if it really happens a lot, just go for a bit thicker strings. I usually put .10 on my guitar for that reason and they usually last a bit longer.

 

It's a 10 Gauge string pacage and i alread brokd the high e string.Well,i cut the useles string parts but not to short.

Also i will not buy anymore ernie ball strings because it's a pice of shit!!!!  It can get suckd very easily even it's a hard gauge string.


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Also i will not buy anymore ernie ball strings because it's a pice of shit!!!!  It can get suckd very easily even it's a hard gauge string.

 

 

Hmmm. I usually buy the regular slinky ones and never really had problems with them. They usually last quite a while for me.



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Also i will not buy anymore ernie ball strings because it's a pice of shit!!!!  It can get suckd very easily even it's a hard gauge string.

 

 

Hmmm. I usually buy the regular slinky ones and never really had problems with them. They usually last quite a while for me.

 

It can be a lot of time to restring a guitar with this string,and i don't know, now i chekd it again and it doesn't seem to be any problem,but tomrrow i will take it to the guitarstore.


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Brand of string have quite different result depending on each guitar/guitarist. I don't have any issue with Ernie Ball but i've heard some people complain while for some other brand it's the other way around...

 

Try it out by yourself and make your own opinion based on your own feeling, it's easy to buy a pack of different brand and then choose what you feel comfortable with. It's the same thing for pick :)

 

And dusting while you have no string is way easier but don't let the guitar with no string for too long either (get yourself a good afternoon for the whole process) as this could cause heavy damage on the neck of the guitar depending on the truss rod quality. And after all of this a little check on the setup of the guitar can't do any harm of course :D


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Also i will not buy anymore ernie ball strings because it's a pice of shit!!!!  It can get suckd very easily even it's a hard gauge string.

 

 

Hmmm. I usually buy the regular slinky ones and never really had problems with them. They usually last quite a while for me.

 

 

Ive been using super slinkys since the late 80s, ive tried every other brand of strings i can get my hands on, i just end up going back to balls.  


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I would take the old strings off first , then clean

The fingerboard in that post is disgusting! I thought mine were bad but they're nothing compared to that! I tend to wash my hands before playing so I don't mess it up too much but I change strings every month and I always give a full clean at the same time.


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Also i will not buy anymore ernie ball strings because it's a pice of shit!!!!  It can get suckd very easily even it's a hard gauge string.

 

 

Hmmm. I usually buy the regular slinky ones and never really had problems with them. They usually last quite a while for me.

 

 

Ive been using super slinkys since the late 80s, ive tried every other brand of strings i can get my hands on, i just end up going back to balls.  

 

Well,i taked the guitar to the guitarstore and i've be waiting for the results of the investigate(i mean ,they checkd the guitar if it's bad)


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Ah nice. Feel free to update us on what the problem was, I'm curious. Could be just too much stress on the e-string for some reason. maybe they will adjust the neck truss rod or the bridge (if it's a floating bridge)



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I would take the old strings off first , then clean

The fingerboard in that post is disgusting! I thought mine were bad but they're nothing compared to that! I tend to wash my hands before playing so I don't mess it up too much but I change strings every month and I always give a full clean at the same time.

 

I should probably wash my hands before playing. I've had the same strings on for over a year , is that bad?


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