Is it time to change your strings? Here’s how to tell!
But first, make sure you actually have a bridge, unlike the poor fiddle in this stock photo. If you’re bridgeless, you’ve got bigger problems. 😂
Is it time for a string change? Ask yourself:
1) Do notes sound fuzzy or muddy instead of their usual crisp, clear tone?
2) Do you have trouble tuning and keeping your instrument in tune?
3) Are the strings much quieter than they were when you put them on?
4) Have you changed then within the last 4-5 months? This is the max. I always shoot for the 3 month or less range, depending on playing time.
Treat yourself to some new strings! If you’re due for a change, new strings will make playing much easier and more enjoyable.