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counterfeit strings? 10 bucks 5str fender with registered shipping from CN

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DanRJBrasil, Mar 14, 2014.


  1. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

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    What do you guys think?
    I used to pay almost 50 usd to import a set of dunlops, a d'ddario set here in a store is about 80 usd, and with a skyhigh dollar I can't afford to keep buying labellas or dr's( the minimum monthly wage is about 300 usd) a gig is worth about 40 to 100 usd in average, so please, don't hassle me for it.
    I haven't tried and I know is crap but get the job done, and can't get any worst than the alice strings which the g string did not reached the turner on my fiver in line, but again besides that got the job done.
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  2. Levin

    Levin

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    Aren't these old fenders? Rounds?
     
  3. sotua

    sotua

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    "Pureee" nickel? "Ligh" gauge?

    Completely fake.
     
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    Try them if you want, but none of us has any clue what's really in that packet (Fender strings being one of the least likely contents).
     
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  6. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    Of course there are many string makers in China. They COULD be fine. Only one way to find out.

    The problem is that whoever is having these strings made and packaging them (it is probably not the string factory) may or may not use the same factory next time.
     
  7. gary m

    gary m

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    Hm...if they're not what they claim to be, what ARE they? Perhaps these are the strings that come stock on SX basses? :eek:
     
  8. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

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    i've tried alice chinese strings before , besides the length and being ruff on the fingers it paid off, those "fenders" seems to be better, for the price I had to take the risk
     
  9. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

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    there's a hope but it is slim to none
     
  10. elBandito

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    geez. those are some outrageous prices.. :(
     
  11. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

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    You'll be better off ordering strings on Amazon.com.

    [SUB]eu sei o quão chato é isso. Quando preciso de cordas, procuro saber se algum conhecido irá aos EUA e peço pra que tragam de lá[/SUB]
     
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    www.basssstringsonline.com would be even better.
     
  13. Steve

    Steve

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    learn to love flatwounds and change your strings once per decade.

    Jason @ bassstringsonline has some pretty decent strings in the <$20 range.

    The ghs basics are good solid strings close to $15-16
     
  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    He's got a bunch in the string bin for $7 that would be waay better than those Fedner Pureee Ligh Gauge strings :)
     
  15. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

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    I only suggested Amazon because shipping to Brazil might be cheaper than smaller stores. It usually is IMO.
     
  16. sotua

    sotua

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    I've had good results ordering to Chile from stringsandbeyond.com, and from eBay store gimmesomestrings. Check them and see what their shipping to Brazil looks like. For me usually it makes sense from two sets and above (say, maybe 10 bucks for the first item, 1 or 2 for the next ones).

    It's slow (a month maybe) but I get a good final price on daddarios and DRs (easily 30-40% lower than local retail). Amazon I've never tried for strings because their shipping to Chile is too expensive. (E.g. 30 bucks to ship a 20 buck set of strings).
     
  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    www.bassstringsonline.com normally beats them all on intl shipping..even Amazon.
     
  18. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    I'd have thought Amazon shipping to Brazil would be cheap. :D
     

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