How often should you change your strings?

When you should change your strings may depend on what kind of player you are. If you play a lot of rock and roll, or funk, and you are strumming and picking hard and very often then your strings will wear out sooner. If you are a very light picker, your strings will last longer. Generally, strings should be changed when they stop staying in tune. It’s true that new strings have a brighter tone than old strings. The bright tone usually fades soon after you put the strings on the guitar. If you change the strings every time that bright tone fades it can get expensive. A good string is one that stays in tune.