buying individual D'Addario basses

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soltirefa
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buying individual D'Addario basses

Postby soltirefa » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:35 am

I noticed that at SBM a 6th string from a normal tension set is a .043 diameter string and costs $2.50. But if you buy a .043 string from the "specialty strings" individual wound strings it's only $2.29.

So if you're going to buy single strings from a set, check the specialty string section under D'Addario first to see if the same string is cheaper there.

https://www.stringsbymail.com/daddario- ... 43-67.html

VS.

https://www.stringsbymail.com/daddario- ... -2026.html

MessyTendon
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Re: buying individual D'Addario basses

Postby MessyTendon » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:44 pm

If you get along with D Addario, then you might as well just by the 3 packs...it's hard to beat the price of complete sets.

soltirefa
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Re: buying individual D'Addario basses

Postby soltirefa » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:24 pm

MessyTendon wrote:If you get along with D Addario, then you might as well just by the 3 packs...it's hard to beat the price of complete sets.


I should probably elaborate. I buy individual 6th strings to use for strings 7-11 on my 11-string alto guitar. That type of guitar uses a 6th string for all the lower bases, each being longer and longer to provide the extra tension necessary to make successively lower and lower notes. So I really only need 6th strings. I only buy compete sets to use for the regular first six strings of the guitar. Capiche?


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