Wow, I got some VERY disturbing answers to my poll yesterday regarding strings😂😂, so I just wanted to clarify and let you guys know how often you should change your equipment.🐥
It all depends on how much you play, how you play, and what brand of materials you use. I personally change my strings 🎀 every 3 months and get a rehair on my primary bow every 6. 💇♀️
But here is how you know when it's time:
1. If you suddenly feel the need to scrub your strings clean every 20 minutes in order to get a clear sound, it's time for new strings.🛀
2. If you feel that you can't get the strong tone you usually have unless you apply a buttload of rosin each time, you need a rehair.⏳
This change happens suddenly and is noticeable. Also, you can't always visually tell with bowhair, but your strings will become discoloured, especially if they are silver-wound.🌚
And obviously, if you hear a noticeable difference in sound after changing one or both of these things, you were overdue for it.🔔🔔🔔
So all of you who wrote that you haven't changed your strings in years, pls go do that.