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D'Addario Dumps ENR71-5SL Half Rounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ric Vice, Jul 19, 2012.


  1. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I was informed by Lemur Music today that D'Addario in their infinite wisdom, has decided to discontinue manufacturing the ENR71-5SL Super Long Scale Strings. As far as I know, these are the only Half Round Strings that will pass through the body of my Lakland 55-94. In one fell swoop they have effectively ruined my ability to play that instrument. At the very least, they could have given me time to stockpile some sets.:mad:

    Ric
     
  2. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Eh!
    It drives me nuts when companies discontinue products without giving customers a heads up. I hope you can get some strings somewhere!
     
  3. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I checked around and I think I found a few sets, but after the NOS stock is gone I'll have to switch to shorter strings that I can't pass through the brass ferrules in the back of the back of the body. Opinions varry as to whether this makes a difference in the sustain or not, but I've always liked the way the Lakland 55-94 sounds when it's strung that way.

    Ric
     
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    There is NO indication of this from D'Addario.

    They have many sets in stock and the item does not have any indication of being on closeout.

    I will also follow up on this with the product specialists I speak with every day at D'Addario.
     
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    For what its worth..

    These strings are 38" from ball end to taper and pure nickel half rounds..

    there are other half rounds available that are nickel iron alloy and 38" long as well that will work on your thru body instrument
     
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Could they be referring to the old stainless version?
     
  7. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Last night, just out of curiosity, I sent an email to D'Addario customer service. I got a very quick reply late this morning that they did not discontinue the string and a file of stores where I could purchase them. Apparently, Lemur got it wrong, I have order several sets through another supplier. It's all good from my end.

    Ric:)
     
  8. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    I heard back from marketing and product development at D'Addario and there are no plans to discontinue these stings.

    Do you can keep on playin your Lakland!
     
  9. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Midwest
    Commercial FREE!
    Aren't you on vacation?

    ;)

    X8
     
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Kind of... Always attached to the phone / tablet / laptop... :)
     
  11. Tom Spaulding

    Tom Spaulding

    Nov 11, 2011
    Nashville
    D'Addario Artist Relations|Nashville
    Who at Lemur Music told you that?

    PM me please so we can get them up to speed and avoid future misinformation.


    Thanks!
     
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Sounds like you need to start buying from Bass Strings Online! Jason knows his stuff, and you'll get a much better price.
     
  13. deeptubes

    deeptubes

    Feb 21, 2011
    oceanside
    Agreed.
     
  14. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Eh!
    Good on D'Addario!
     

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