I like to change my strings once every 3 months. Sometimes I have to change the E string more often because it tends not to last as long as the others. It also depends on what I am doing.. if I have a recital or an audition, I like to have strings that are no older than 2 weeks for the big day.
A good way to know that you need new strings is paying attention to the intonation.. Old strings tend not to stay perfectly in tune.
Interesting. I have been using my strings for 6 months now and I don’t notice any wear. They actually sound better than in the beginning 😉 But that’s probably to do with other things. Anyways, I hope I can these strings a couple months more.
I hadn’t changed my E string in a couple of months, and it snapped in my face while I was practicing! I’m now afraid that will happen during a performance, but newly changed strings go out of tune so easily :/