Re: About shiny strings!!!
I change my strings every day when I’m in the studio, every 2 day when I'm out touring/playing shows and every 3-4 day when I’m at home (if I use the guitar).
There are several reasons to change that often, where the main one is intonation, strings start to intonate bad really fast. The second reason is sound, fresh strings sound good.
It is also to prevent string breaking and just the over all feel of the guitar.
I don’t sweet very much when I play, but strings still die, intonate bad and loose there tone.
That’s why people have shiny strings, they change them.