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Re: Buying strings online?

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Thu May 21, 2020 12:16 am

I buy mine in boxes of twelve sets from Thomann

Whilst I'm all in favour of supporting local business, very few shops stock the strings I use, and UK online suppliers want £15-19 a set for them, even when buying a whole box it's still that sort of price..... whereas I get them for about £9.20 a set from Thomann when bought as a lot of 12, I can even mix and match gauges , as long as there's 12 sets....


* they typically last longer than most strings.... both tonally and in terms of reliably not breaking.... ..and when I'm being good , I clean them before and after playing
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Re: Buying strings online?

Postby ore_terra » Thu May 21, 2020 7:01 am

I’d love to walk in a local shop to buy strings, but I’ve never found the 2 sets I use for electrica in any store (am I that gauge-nerd?!)

Long scale (fenders): GHS David Gilmour 10-48
Short scale (gibsons): EB slinky beefy or something like that 10-52

(I love heavy bottoms :lol: )
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Re: Buying strings online?

Postby garrettendi » Thu May 21, 2020 7:03 am

ore_terra wrote:(I love heavy bottoms :lol: )

So do I! Heh heh heh... bottoms....
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Re: Buying strings online?

Postby shel96 » Sun May 24, 2020 12:49 pm

I've been using Slinkies for ages and never had a problem. They are great.
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