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Where to buy fancy strings from?

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I'm looking for the best place to get strings - like the orange pack of Pyramids or a 10 gauge flatwound pack with an unwound G string, or a pack of John Pearse for the Lowden that sort of thing, cheap fast delivery etc

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I get anything fancy or unusual from Just Strings https://www.juststrings.com/, have an order in the post at the moment some reso strings, flatwounds and nickel bronze acoustics. Anything normal Guitarstuff http://www.guitarstuff.co.nz/index.html or the local Rockshop.

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Not sure if they stock what you’re looking for sorry but I get all my strings from stringsandbeyond.com. They’ve always been great to deal with, and their prices are pretty extraordinary :thumbup:

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SimonHirst wrote:Not sure if they stock what you’re looking for sorry but I get all my strings from stringsandbeyond.com. They’ve always been great to deal with, and their prices are pretty extraordinary :thumbup:
Hi Simon. So this works well with our exchange rate ect?

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I added 5 packs of strings and shipping came out at $13 USD on strings and beyond, I'm wondering how many packs of strings can you add until postage goes up? Like is there a magic number where buying strings from oversea's becomes most economical. I held off the purchase, going to share shipping costs with a mate so waiting for him to add to the order.

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No magic number as far as I can tell, I buy strings for Tiples, Mandolins and Ukeleles from juststrings and shipping is generally around US$25. The latest bill

csrv@juststrings.com via yahoo.com

Fri, 11 Oct, 02:24 (3 days ago)


Name Code Qty Each Options
-----------------------------------------------------------------
D'Addario Electric Guitar DAD_ECG25 2 14.99
Chromes Flat Wound Lite,
.012 - .052, ECG25
(Shipped)
Black Diamond Resonator BKD_N780 1 6.48
Guitar, .016 - .056, N780
(Shipped)
D'Addario Nickel Bronze DAD_NB1152 2 11.99
Acoustic, .011 - .052,
NB1152
(Shipped)
Subtotal 60.44
Shipping 25.00
Total 85.44

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MrDINO wrote:
SimonHirst wrote:Not sure if they stock what you’re looking for sorry but I get all my strings from stringsandbeyond.com. They’ve always been great to deal with, and their prices are pretty extraordinary :thumbup:
Hi Simon. So this works well with our exchange rate ect?
Yeah I’ve found so and I’ve been buying almost all my strings from them for a couple if years now. They do free international shipping a couple times a year so generally I aim to do my bulk buys then. The last order I made was for 25 sets of Martin SP types strings. With shipping it came to about $190NZD.
It likely works slightly better if you’re buying more packets when paying for shipping but the savings are still very high. I worked out the equivalent amount of sets at NZ rrp would have been just under $500ish.

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Strings and beyond for me. Every couple of months they do free global shipping so I load up and save a ton.

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I normally buy bulk packs of elixirs when the rockshop has a sale, or strings and beyond if I'm organised enough to order when they have free international shipping.

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La Bella Guitar strings from Guitars Rock (acoustic ones are amazing

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Thanks for the Strings & Things heads-up. Just ordered ten sets of EB Mega Slinky 10.5-48.

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Strings and beyond have free global shipping at the moment. Not sure how long for though.

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Occasionally I’ll buy a pack or two off TM, but the shipping usually negates any discount you might get off them in the first place

I usually just pick up the D’addario triple packs from the Rockshop, I think with strings it’s good to support our local stores
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Re: Where to buy fancy strings from?

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I just landed a set of D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Flat Tops for my acoustic. I was using Elixir's but found them to be too squeaky. The Flat Tops are much quieter & still warm and bright.
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