How often do you change your guitar strings?
I thought I would change my guitar strings at the weekend as I am leading a united church service next week. I had forgotten how good a new set sounds!
So I was wondering how often is an optimum time to change strings?
For the record, my last change was at the beginning of 2010, and I guess I was playing 2 hours/week until the summer holidays.
I will need to change more regularly from now on and I estimate I will be playing 3-4 hours/week. I don't play hard, and rarely break them. I use a Crafter guitar and my current strings are Rotosound Jumbo King Phospher Bronze Lights. Coupled with the time to change a set (possibly an hour each time - usually cos I'm listening to the footie on the radio at the same time (that's soccer to you americans), and that it costs me around £6.00 each set, it is not something I can do every week! (and if anyone says buy them via the Interweb, no way, as I like to support my local music shop; and there is no chance of my church contributing either).
So how often could you suggest a change?