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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Retroe, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Retroe

    Retroe Strat-Talker

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    When ever I break a string, which happens occasionally, I grab one out of another full set I have. And now over the years I've accumulated quite a few sets that are missing one or two strings. It's mostly the high E but the B and G are also missing out of some sets.

    I have plenty of Low E, A and D strings so it seems wound strings aren't the issue. And I can buy single strings from a local music store but they want like $1.50 each for the E and the price goes up the thicker gauge.

    So I was just wondering where do y'all buy your single strat strings from?
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/sea...headRedirect=true&sB=r&Ntt=rogue+bulk+12+pack

    plain strings - 12 for $2.49 and free shipping.....
     
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  3. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Suggestion: Donate a string set for each type of guitar to your part's box (electric and acoustic).

    That leaves me with a broken set for electric guitar, electric bass, and acoustic guitar. If you break the same string twice, oops. If anyone needs a single Elixir string for acoustic guitar, let me know- I've got quite a few on standby. ;)
     
  4. Retroe

    Retroe Strat-Talker

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    Thanks for the MF link, that's a great deal.

    Unfortunately I don't see .009 gauge sets available but I'm guessing that probably doesn't matter much?

    EDIT: I see they do have those sets in .009 but on back order and states won't ship until 09-24-2019.
     
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  5. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Man, I feel weird. I break a string, I change the set. But then again, I break a string one a year, maybe. I am more likely to need strings due to them just being way too dirty.
     
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  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  7. Retroe

    Retroe Strat-Talker

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    Yes I see them, thanks. Unfortunately the .009 set not expected to ship until 09-24-2019.

    Just wondering if I should order the dozen .010 strings that are in stock. Can't imagine the difference is that noticeable between a 9 and a 10 E string
     
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  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's just a little harder to bend.....
     
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  9. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

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    I usually use either Guitar Center or the JustStrings site on line. But, if you break a sting on a set that's less than a month old, you shoud probably restring the whole set. That's my practice anyway.
     
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  10. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    FWIW, I used to break the 0.009 string when doing a 'bending riff exercise'. I find that the 0.010 lasts a LOT longer.

    I also found that GHS boomers are pretty good at lasting. I got the singles from Strings By Mail.
    https://www.stringsbymail.com/searc...omers+Plain+Steel+.010+Single+String+&x=0&y=0
     
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  11. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    i bend like crazy and never break strings...must a bridge issue
     
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  12. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    Strings by Mail sells half sets and singles on a lot of strings. I would check that out. Flat shipping on any size order is about 4 bucks.
     
  13. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    wrong, not a bridge issue.
     
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