This blog, Guitar Strings, is dedicated to all the guitarists out there who are sick of buying fake strings. Too many people are getting ripped off by dishonest music store employees, and we’re not going to stand for it any more!
Here’s how it works: a dishonest salesman will take a good set of strings and remove one or two from the middle of the pack. He’ll then put in some cheap knock-off strings in place of the real ones. Then he’ll reseal the package with some glue or tape, and you’re none the wiser!
Do you want to help fight this fraud? Here are a few ways you can learn to spot fake guitar strings:
Telltale signs: knock-off strings usually have a matte finish instead of a glossy one, so look closely at your strings’ packaging. One or two missing: if you notice that one or two of your strings are missing when you open up your new package, you may have been cheated! Free replacement: if you bought your guitar string package from a reputable source, they may offer a free replacement if you can prove that they sold you fake strings.
In this blog, I discuss guitar string tips, my favorite guitar strings, and how to tell if your guitar is fake.
For many years, I have been a professional guitar player. Over the years, I have collected many guitars and have many stories to tell about them. One of my favorite guitars is the one I bought at a pawn shop in the late 90s. The guitar came with fake strings that were different from real strings. This blog will help you learn how to tell if your guitar has real or fake strings.
The best way to tell if your guitar is fake or not is to test it out before you buy it. You can do this by plucking on each string and listening for any differences between the sounds of each string. If there are any differences between strings then your guitar is likely a fake!
Guitar strings are often faked. Here’s how to spot the fake ones.
A real guitar string:
That is a real guitar string. It has the right color and the right stiffness and it looks just like one you would buy in a store. Now here is a fake guitar string:
See how it has little bumps on it? This is how you can tell it is fake. Real guitar strings have no bumps and are smooth. They are made with a special machine that makes them smooth, so if you have a bumpy guitar string, it was not made with a special machine and therefore is fake, because machines make real guitar strings.
Here is another way you can tell if your guitar string is fake:
Look at this picture of guitar strings. Do you see which one doesn’t match? That’s right, it’s the middle one, because it has a bump and the other two don’t have bumps. If your guitar string has bumps and lumps on it like the middle one, then it is fake and not nice like the top one.
It’s obvious that this is a counterfeit, but as you can see from the markings it’s very difficult to tell at first glance.
You can see that the box has been tampered with. There are some black marks on the inside of the flap and on the back of the box. The word “FENDER” at the top is also missing a small black dot next to it.
This is what a real set looks like:
You can tell that there are no marks on this box. It also says “Fender” at the top, which is not present on the fake box. The real set also has a different packaging style than what you see here (it’s not as shiny).
The strings themselves are also different. You can see they’re made from steel, while the fake ones are made from aluminum or some other metal alloy. They’re also thinner than what you’d expect from Fender strings (0.009 vs 0.010). Fender doesn’t make steel strings this thin, so it’s impossible for them to be authentic Fender strings.
This is how you can tell if your guitar is fake or not!
This is a blog post about identifying fake guitar strings.
Most guitar players know that $1 guitar strings are a no-go and that the high end models are worth the investment.
In a market like the guitar string industry, there are bound to be an abundance of products that are stolen and sold at a reduced price. How do you know if your guitar strings are fake?
There are some tell-tale signs that can help you spot a counterfeit. First, check the color. If it does not match the color on the packaging, then it is most likely fake. Second, check for a serial number on the packaging. If there is not one, then it is most likely fake. The third thing to look for is how the product smells. Does it have an odd scent? If so, then it is likely fake. Fourthly, if you find that your strings break quickly when tuning them up or down (even if they were brand new), then they’re probably not authentic.
If your strings still sound good and don’t break easily after tuning them up/down several times over several days then chances are they’re genuine ones!
Guitar strings are a common accessory for guitar players. Guitar strings are often used for a variety of guitar related activities such as playing, recording and tuning. They are also used to make guitar accessories such as picks and tuners.
Guitar strings are often made from steel, nickel or phosphor bronze. The strings are usually wrapped with nylon or silk in order to increase their durability.
Many guitar strings have been coated with a protective layer of oil, wax or other materials to protect them from corrosion, rust and other damage caused by the elements. Some guitar strings have been coated with a protective layer to prevent them from breaking when they are being played.
However, some of these coatings may not be suitable for use on certain types of guitars because they can cause the strings to break if they are used too much or if they come into contact with other metals such as brass or copper.