Selling Used Bass Strings?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bass Viking, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. Some guy on Kijiji is selling used bass strings. He wants $250 for the lot (not selling individual sets) which consists of:

    Full sets: 1. GHS Brite FLATS 49-108 Regular 35.5" (like new, only installed once to try them) 2. GHS Brite FLATS 49-108 Regular 35.5" (same as above but quite a bit used) 3. Pyramid Gold Polished Chrome Pure Nickel Flat Wound Bass Strings Long Scale 50-110 (used, good shape) 4. La Bella Stainless Steel Bass VI 26-95 (like new) 5. Fender Bass VI Round Wounds (like new) 6. Unknown Short Scale Flat Wounds (used) 7. Unknown Regular Scale Round Wounds (used) 8. Unknown Short Scale Round Wounds for Hofner Beatle bass (like new) 9. Unknown (looks like Fenders) Tape Wound (good shape) 10. Rotosound Tru Bass 88 Nylon Tape Wounds (worn but work)

    Odds and ends: 1. 9x Pyramid Gold Polished Chrome Pure Nickel Flat Wound Bass Strings (various sizes) 2. La Bella Deep Talkin' Bass VI Flat Wounds (full set but the high E is broken) 3. 10x Unknown Round Wounds (various sizes)

    Guitar Strings: 1. 3 sets, throwing these in for free

    Who does this?!! Who's gonna pay $250 for a bunch of used strings? :roflmao:
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  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I’ve bought and sold many individual sets and a few small lots. Not that much, but it happens. Bass strings aren’t cheap. They last longer than many people think. It’s not unreasonable (the concept. I don’t know about the specific price in this case).
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  3. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    I’ve sold at least 15 sets of used bass strings. I find half price to be a good selling point.

    Rounds don’t command too much in the used market, but flats are appreciated. I think the guys price is a bit high. Looking over everything, I’d price it at $150. Maybe less if looking for a quick sell.

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    I re-use my used strings.
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  5. I guess the only people I can see that might want something like this are the folks on here with 20+ basses with alot of variety. Or maybe a small store? I just put new strings on all 3 of mine, 2 were projects or upgrades and the 3rd just because I liked them and want things the same. So barring an unforeseen catastrophe I won't be looking for strings for about 10 years. :laugh:
  6. Ostie


    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    A guy I play with has traveled extensively in Africa. He grew up there, and he told me that bass strings are very scarce there. Our castoff strings would be like gold to those players.
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  7. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    Selling these as a lot is hilarious. The thrown in guitar strings "for free" make this quite the deal!
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