how much do you spend??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by My_man_Freddy, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. how much do you spend on a set of strings??
  2. paski


    Sep 2, 2001
    Split, Croatia
    Well I don't have much money so I have to spare. But one day when I become famous I'm gonna have the best strings out there.:D
  3. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    about $25 for a 4 string set of DR strings

  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I'm something of a bargain hunter, so I spend as little as possible. However, this doesn't mean I buy cheap strings. I just put the "Jamerson Set" on my Precision, which cost me thirty-one dollars and change (US). But if I had bought them from, they would have cost $42.88 plus $4.95 shipping. Juststrings has really good prices on some other strings, however. I have Elixirs on my other bass, and I think I paid $30 for them (4 string set) at Guitar Trader. I shop around. I bought a set of Rotosound 66's from the Dude a while back. I think he sells them for about 20 bucks plus $1.50 shipping. Not bad. I bought a set of SIT Rock Brights off Ebay for $12.50.

    So there you go. I like good strings, but I don't want to pay any more than I have to.
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    I wait until I can get a really good clearance deal on strings before I stock up, the most I've ever spent is $11 each for some discontinued Nickel Plated Blue Steels. Once I got a set of SR2000's for $8.
  6. about 115 dollars for a set of light gauge six string maxima golds
  7. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I use Blue Steel strings...... and I bougth the for about Bs.30000, that is $40 ....... to tell the truth here in Venezuela I don´t have too much choices, just Ernie Ball, D´adario, and Dean Markley, some fenders, ...... so I prefer Blue steels.
  8. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    are those gold plated? or do they glow in the dark?
  9. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    (all Just Strings prices)

    Thomastik-Infeld AB344 Acousticores -- $35.55
    Thomastik-Infeld JF344 Flatwounds -- $35.94
    Rotosound RS88-LD Nylon Tapewounds -- $32.51

    Damn near had a stroke last time I went into the local G/C.
    Not only TI Jazz Flats, but several sets of TI Acousticores
    up thar' with the Swing 66's, Blue Steels, and various Fender
  10. That's why I can't find them anymore! I got some on clearance at Guitar Center for like 4$ a set and stocked up at the time but then couldn't find the same type anymore. Oh well.
  11. I spend around 60 bucks. I play 6-st and what I do is buy a 5-st set of long scale Elixer poly, and three .28 gauge DR XL`s. The Elixer`s last me about 4 times what other do and I just change my high C about once a month to keep the zing. 60 dollers is alot of money but I have found what works for me so I would rather spend the money and know I`m ready for anything than keep searching for....."that sound" whatever It may be, that is if there is such a thing.
    If the world didn`t suck we would all fall off
  12. Let's see.
    $90.00 Australian dollars for a set of 5 string DR Highbeams.
    Makes me wanna cry:(
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Like $12 for a set of Fender 750s, or Fender Tapercore (both 4s)...Nobody really carried anything besides Fender and D'Addario, so I never really experimented. My sext set of strings will probably be some DRs, or something. I pay what I need to get what I like...
  14. $30 for Fodera Diamond 5-string sets. I'm going to back down a bit on the gauge once I get a 34" bass so I can go slap-crazy.
  15. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I usually buy strings off e-bay although there hasn't been to many good deals lateley last time I bought strings I got 6 sets of D-Addario XL 170's for 41 bucks plus 5 to ship them. It came to around $7.70 per set.
  16. $22 D'addario, $16 for ernieballs for me! (depending on which I feel like)
  17. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    How much does GC charge for Ernie Balls or D'Addrio's? Well theres your answer.
  18. <b>Freddy asked...</b>

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    I just bought four spiffy new DR six-string sets for about $20 each on eBay. I'd prefer to spend as little as possible but there are some strings I won't bother with.

    I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but if I put something on my bass (or my computers) that I don't like it just bugs me until I fix it - so I've pitched string sets less than an hour after I put them on my bass before.

    BTW - I restrung my shiny new SR406 with LaBellas the day after I got it.

  19. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    About $40 for a set of seven Deam Markely sr2000's. It's $35 or so plus shipping from just strings. I have only very bad things to say about tuning peg BTW, in case anyones thinking of useing them. I had to bug them for about three months to get my strings, very lame.