What strings do you play?

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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by potatoes » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:00 pm

Warwick black labels for me, last me about about 8 months or so

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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by ryla » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:51 am

Hey Harley, what shipping costs does just strings.com charge?, I see they dont do surface mail outside the US and airmail is $40.ooUS - If the strings I want to order cost $30.oo US, what would the all up charge be - any ideas?

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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by timi » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:08 am

Came across this place a while ago, haven't ordered anything yet but might give them a try sometime soon. Anyone used them before?
http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/

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Post by Harley » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:13 pm

ryla wrote:Hey Harley, what shipping costs does just strings.com charge?, I see they dont do surface mail outside the US and airmail is $40.ooUS - If the strings I want to order cost $30.oo US, what would the all up charge be - any ideas?
Ummmm....40 + 30 makes 70. At today's rate that's about $NZ 94.00 per set - expensive

The trick is not to buy one set. Buy at least 3 or four sets at a time, the shipping cost remains the same.

4 x 30 = 120 + 40 = 160 divided by 4 = $US 40 = $NZ 54.00 per set - almost half the price :mrgreen:

Find some friends wanting the same strings if you don't want to get 4 sets.
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by Harley » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:23 pm

timi wrote:Came across this place a while ago, haven't ordered anything yet but might give them a try sometime soon. Anyone used them before?
http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/
Their range isn't as good as Juststrings.com. For example in D'Addarios, they only have regular ( 34" ) scale length. If you have a fender jazz special 5 for instance, the regular set won't reach for the D string - you need super long scale sets

Their shipping costs are very very good though - $US14.95 for USPS 5-10 days and $US29.95 for 2-5 days.

Pity they do not have the range, if you need extra longs strings.....like I do :cry:
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by ryla » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:25 pm

Thanks for that Harley, food for thought.

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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by Harley » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:17 pm

ryla wrote:Thanks for that Harley, food for thought.
You're welcome.

Juststrings shipping price for 10 sets is still the $US40.00 !!! And you could get 10 different types if you wanted.
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by sonicfantom » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:22 pm

I went on stringsandbeyond out of curiosity, and went "HOLY CRAP THESE ARE CHEAP!"

Then I realized they were in USD :oops:
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by Harley » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:13 pm

sonicfantom wrote:Then I realized they were in USD :oops:
With $NZ1:00 = $US 0.78 - they still are cheap ! Now's the time to buy heaps of them.
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by PapaDestra » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:43 am

I use DR Low Riders. arabic

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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by beagle » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:01 pm

I just got a hold of a set of Elixir lights 45-100 round wounds. These have an 'ultra thin coating' which is supposed to keep tone '3-5x longer'.
It'll be interesting to see if they do last longer so I'll post a little review once I get around to trying them out.
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by potatoes » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:26 pm

I use the elixirs on my music man sterling, good combination IMO

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Post by beagle » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:46 pm

Ok cool. I'm planning on fitting them to my Sterling also. There are mixed reviews online about them so it'll be interesting.
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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by joppo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:35 pm

Where did you get them Steve? I have been keeping an eye out for a set to try but haven't seen them. I really like their guitar strings and have wondered what they are like on bass.

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Re: What strings do you play?

Post by beagle » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:01 pm

joppo wrote:Where did you get them Steve? I have been keeping an eye out for a set to try but haven't seen them. I really like their guitar strings and have wondered what they are like on bass.
Music Planet... On special at $69.95 at the moment so they ain't cheapies but if they keep their tone as long as they say then it'll be worth it.
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