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Alternative to JustStrings.com? Where do you guys buy custom gauge strings?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by JeffTD, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. JeffTD

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    I've been buying the bulk sets for custom gauges from these guys for years but am finally fed up with how Jim Clark runs his online inventory; they have zero indication on the website as to whether or not an item is in stock, so if you order 6 strings and 1 gauge is out of stock, they send you 5 with zero notification until you receive the package that one of the gauges is out of stock. When I asked how I can avoid that in the future, he told me I needed to e-mail him to ask about stock before placing an order. AKA a terrible customer experience and ecommerce implementation.


    What I'm looking for is a place where I can order single gauges of non-shitty strings (D'Addario, Ernie Ball, DR, etc) at a rate below $5/set. JustStrings bulk are unlabeled D'addarios, so if those could be sourced through someone besides JS that would be ideal.
     
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    I've been using "Strings by Mail" for years now. https://www.stringsbymail.com/ I can say they are fantastic. I've ordered large quantities and lots of odd combinations of gauges. I never had a single problem and the shipping has always been fast.
     
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    http://kaliumstrings.com/home.html

    ordered some sets (7string bass, and guitar sets for standard-E + drop-C) to europe, when they were still called Circle K.
    yup, it actually was cheaper than buying strings anywhere else here in germany.

    best thing: every single set lasted at least 18 months, with good sound and perfect (!) intonation til the very end. hell, not a single string broke, i only changed them for tuning reasons.
    wonder if i´ll ever find that being true for another brand of strings, doesn´t seem like it yet
     
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  7. JeffTD

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    ^^ looks to be a winner - I can do a fully custom, all D'addario set @ $5/each for custom gauges here, and they're in Chatsworth which is just 20 miles from me.
     
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    Yup. Jason @ StringsAndBeyond got back to me in an hour about a bulk custom gauge quote. So sick, thanks for the recommendation guys!
     
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    I am going to throw out there Curt Mangan strings... curtmangan.com. A little pricey but I think it is worth it. He does custom gauges in packs of 6 online. If you E-mail them or call them, they are a small company so they can make what you need.

    Now if I can just get him to make some .166 bass sets!
     
  10. JeffTD

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    *edit* woops, those might be a decent option as well; thanks!
     
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    http://www.guitarstringsonline.com/

    Really good prices, if you have an SSorg account you can get "VIP" status and reduced prices.

    Ah, already mentioned, but not the VIP thingy, though...
     
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    Any equivalent in Europe guys ? I would be so interested !
     
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    I ordered from europe, no problem, he's also a little "flexible" with the value declaration.
     
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    You are welcome Jeff. Just a a tip to help to this great community.
     

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