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Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:30 pm
by bronzet
Does anybody know where the cheapest place is to buy bass strings? Anywhere including overseas / ebay / online. I buy in bulk and usually buy D'addario (eg Prosteel EPS220 strings) and sometimes Rotosound. I use to buy from an eBay user who is no longer in business. I usually get around 10 sets of strings at a time. I have been looking at eBay to find another good / cheap seller and Amazon but after you factor in shipping costs it becomes significantly more expensive than what i use to pay when i bought from eBay in the past (ie the eBay user i use to buy from who is no longer in business). Any help would be appreciated
Bronze

Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:03 pm
by foal30
Have a talk to Dave Cheeseboy NZ Guitar Stuff

He stocks D'Addario and is a top bloke.

Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:14 am
by cjj
I used to buy from these online places when I was in the States:

http://www.juststrings.com/
http://www.bassstringsonline.com/

Easy to deal with and good prices. 'Course being in NZ, shipping might be an issue. I don't know if they ship directly, but if not you can always use the NZ post's "YouShop" service. I have used that here in NZ and you can often get things cheaper, even with the shipping, than you can locally.

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop

Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:09 pm
by bronzet
Hey thanks for the advice all. I eventually found a good deal on eBay for 5 sets of d'addario flex steels - around $25 NZD a set including shipping. I wanted 10 sets but they only had 5 sets left at that special price, so i just bought what they had left. I also found that http://www.bestbassgear.com have free international shipping to NZ for orders over $100 and they too sell bass strings. Does anybody know of anywhere else to get cheap bass strings?
Thanks :)
Bronze

Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:55 am
by foal30
The guy that runs bass strings on line is a top bloke

Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:31 pm
by bronzet
Strings and Beyond have a special on at the moment for D'addario flex steel strings - 50 % off when you buy 2 or more sets. You just need to pay for shipping from USA. Great savings here if you buy in bulk. http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/ . For example if i buy 10 sets it comes out to approx 130 USD including shipping which is around 180 NZD - around $18 NZD per set. NZ retailers sell these strings for over $40 per set !!!

Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:28 pm
by bronzet
Hey all, Strings and Beyond (http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/) have a 2 day special free international shipping on strings (and picks). I have bought from them before and they are great / easy to deal with.