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BS: The price of strings

Cappuccino 11 Jan 02 - 02:11 PM
Midchuck 11 Jan 02 - 02:18 PM
Steve in Idaho 11 Jan 02 - 05:40 PM
53 11 Jan 02 - 06:32 PM
Bobert 11 Jan 02 - 07:08 PM
Steve in Idaho 11 Jan 02 - 11:29 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 12 Jan 02 - 12:03 AM
53 12 Jan 02 - 12:06 AM
Cappuccino 12 Jan 02 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,frankie 12 Jan 02 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,frankie 12 Jan 02 - 05:20 AM
GUEST,GuitarFixer 13 Jan 02 - 02:58 AM
Cappuccino 13 Jan 02 - 04:32 AM

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Subject: The price of strings
From: Cappuccino
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 02:11 PM

I'm not being penny-pinching for the sake of it, but I really could do with saving money on guitar strings... because I haven't got much! I've heard that there are some sources to buy in bulk, but in the UK I don't know where to look. And I'm wondering whether strings are generally cheaper in the States than over here.

I use the green-pack Martins for acoustic guitar, gauge 10-47... they're just under six pounds where I get them.

Are better deals available, does anyone know?

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: Midchuck
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 02:18 PM

A good-quality, name-brand set of strings for six-string, steel-string guitar, costs US$4 to $6 if you shop carefully, or buy by mail. I think that'd be equal to 2.5 to 4 British Pounds.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 05:40 PM

d'Addario strings in bulk, by the box, average out to about $3.50 here. Martins are about the same. But then you've got to add in postage and such.

These guys have some very good prices at times (low as $2) and ship everywhere.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: 53
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 06:32 PM

i use john pearse, which i usually pay about 3.50 per set cause we order direct fron john pearse. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 07:08 PM

Musicans Friend!!!.... Cheap!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 11:29 PM

Bobert - that would be the link I put in above - nobody cheaper that I know of -

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 12:03 AM

Every city has an abundance of ferral felines.

Cat gut has always been the "ultimate." Educate yourself and reap the harvest.


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: 53
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 12:06 AM

what if you don't play a classical guitar. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: Cappuccino
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 04:27 AM

Oh dear, our local music store must be making one hell of a margin. Thanks.

- Ian


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: GUEST,frankie
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 05:18 AM

I've had a set of light gauge Elixirs on the acoustic guitar I play the most for 8 or 9 months now and they still sound good and hold their tuning. I play mostly fingerstyle and hit the strings pretty hard but I don't have the perspiration problem in the hands that some folks have so consequently I'm pretty easy on strings. I think I paid about 12 or 13 bucks for this one set from Elderly Instruments and they've been well worth it as changing strings is one of my least favorite activities. f

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---Jeff (PA)---


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: GUEST,frankie
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 05:20 AM

Excuse the double posting and Gargoyle that is fucking sick. frankie


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: GUEST,GuitarFixer
Date: 13 Jan 02 - 02:58 AM

The freshness of strings can't be overlooked. I've heard bad things about good strings from some of the best makers in the world, because they were not fresh. Some retailers, to sell at a very low price, will buy strings at closeout prices and stock up. If the strings are old when you buy 'em the brand and price are not gonna help you a bit. On the other hand, if you like the results you get, there's not a thing wrong with a great price. Buying strings that you won't use for 6 months or more is probably a waste of good money. Buying strings that were made 2 years ago and have gone from one warehouse to another then to a retailer, then to a consumer, who buys in bulk for a lower price.... You get the idea. Happens all the time. Use the label from your strings. Write down the day you bought 'em and where, the day you installed 'em and any comments you have about your results. Nothing is worse than trying a new type, loving them and forgetting what they were. Many people find that freshness is the Most important thing. Buy them from a retailer that orders often, put them on right away. You may find the cheapest strings work great when they are not aged before you use them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The price of strings
From: Cappuccino
Date: 13 Jan 02 - 04:32 AM

Thanks, Guitar Fixer, I never knew that.

- Ian B


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