Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

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Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by bronzet » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:30 pm

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
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Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by foal30 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:03 pm

Have a talk to Dave Cheeseboy NZ Guitar Stuff

He stocks D'Addario and is a top bloke.
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Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by cjj » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:14 am

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

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Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by bronzet » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:09 pm

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 :)
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Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by foal30 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:55 am

The guy that runs bass strings on line is a top bloke
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Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by bronzet » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:31 pm

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 !!!
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Re: Cheapest place to buy bass strings?

Post by bronzet » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:28 pm

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.
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Fender Precision 1972
Musicman Stingray 1978
Peavey T40 1983
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