I guess it has been a while since I bought a new set of TI's...CHOKE!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by armybass, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    Just looked up a set of TI flats for my 5 string. Great googly moogly..... I have sets that I bought 10 years ago that are still good... so I get that they are probably one of very few string companies who have folks sell their strings used. They have always been like upright strings in that respect and now the price matches upright strings. I may have to rethink my need for the new TI's. I mean I think they are worth it.... but three figures on a set of electric bass strings is just not something I was prepared to see I guess lol.
  2. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    Holy crap! I bought a 4 stringer set a few years back, and it was under $50.

    I just checked bassstringsonline.com

    Yikes!! I wonder if it's an exchange rate thing with the price of oil plummeting?
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I don't know if you guys have heard, but things get more expensive over time. It's weird, I know.
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  4. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    Apparently. But when something doubles in price between purchases..... You can imagine some sticker shock right?
  5. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Unless he last checked prices in 1988, I think the TI price increase may be just a wee big higher than the inflation rate.
  6. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    And honestly..... I am paying about the same if not less on most other brands of strings that I use over the same period of time. The issue with TI's is that they last forever and folks do not need to buy them as regularly as others.... just wasnt expeting to see three numbers between the dollar sign and the dot.
  7. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    I may still buy them but I will make damn sure I never sell or trade a bass with them still on it LOL.
  8. Klonk


    Apr 28, 2011
    They are expensive for sure. I could not see from your profile, armybass, where you live, but they are a bit cheaper from thomann.de than from BSO. Probably because of TIs being European, as is Thomann. Most strings are cheaper from BSO, but some of the Euro brands are cheaper from Thomann (Pyramid being another). For me, today, measured in NOK (Norwegian Krone) the TI JF345 set is around 20-25% cheaper from Thomann.
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  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    If you get 10 years out of them... that still sounds like a WAY better deal than $35-40 for a set of roundwounds that lasts for a few months.
  10. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    Thanks my friend! But Jason gets all my business hands down. I will pay the price for the TI's because they are what I want and I know they will last forever.
  11. Klonk


    Apr 28, 2011
    Yeah, I like BSO, got a parcel on it's way from them just now. A whole 2 weeks after the last one I received from them *cough*
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    ...and therein lies the problem!
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  13. Pier_


    Dec 22, 2013
    Roma, Italia
    Actually in Europe the price is the same of years ago. I bought them for 39 euros in 2011 and they sill cost 39 euros.
    Probably is just an export price not depending on Thomastik catalogue... Sad thing for fellow americans :(
  14. Bodeeni

    Bodeeni Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    just got a set from Amazon for $65
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  15. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    In Canada the 4-string set is $86.90
    5-string set is $127.60.
  16. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014