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String suppliers in UK?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by CaptB, Apr 10, 2003.


  1. CaptB

    CaptB

    Apr 10, 2003
    Can anyone recommend a cheap supplier of strings in the UK (e.g. Thomastik Superflexibles) please?
    What about importing from the States? They seem a lot cheaper there.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I didn't manage to find any at all!! :( They are all hideously expensive - DB strings do look cheaper in the US, but you have to allow for the fact that VAT at 17.5% will be added and you may be subject to customs duty etc.

    I chose to get mine from European suppliers - so I bought some Pirastro Flexocors from a supplier in Vienna, Austria via the net as they seemed cheapest -

    www.polychord.com

    I have also bought Thomastik bass guitar string directly from Thomastik via their website.
     
  3. =^..^=

    =^..^=

    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    Just got a single 'D' from http://www.judicael.co.uk/

    I had a good chat with him about what I needed, he sorted me out with something quick (as I have a gig, no spares and its a week until payday) but his excellent customer service will bring me back as soon as I can afford a full set.
     
  4. CaptB

    CaptB

    Apr 10, 2003
    Thanks for the info, guys.
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That has to be the worst website I've ever visited - I could get nowhere!! :mad:

    I clicked on products and it took me to a startup page - clicked on startup - "error on page - done" :confused:

    All I could get was some diatribe about politics - grrr!!

    Contrast that with the polychord site and you will see why I buy my strings from Europe and not the UK!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. =^..^=

    =^..^=

    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    And they have a smaller range and are more expensive than polychord!! :rolleyes:

    And what's with the squiggle - what's the point of that!!??

    So we can't refer to you by name ? :confused:

    I hope you're not expecting to be taken seriously anymore? :D
     
  8. =^..^=

    =^..^=

    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    Was I ever ??

    And its pronounced cat.
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I think we should refer to you as :

    The Artist Formally Known As .... ;)