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the string centre series 50

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by bobsax, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. bobsax

    bobsax Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Upright strings made in China?
    Better save your money for something better.
    D'Addario Preludes are not much more expensive than those and I'd get them if I was really tight on budget.
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  4. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Gloucester County, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    With much respect to you, Francois - I would caution you from dismissing wholesale the quality of a product, just because it is made in a particular country. There are good and bad craftsmen/women in all countries (including in the USA and Western Europe), and IME it depends more on the factory where it's made than the country in which the factory is based. A strong percentage of us own smartphones made in China, and they are the standard of the industry.

    I only piped in because I have a more relevant point; the quite "cheap" Chinese-made orchestral strings that come OEM on our Estle Louis basses are actually quite nice, and enough of the folks who've bought those basses asked where they could get another set that we had to order and stock them.

    Just my $.02, YMMV, etc.
  5. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    No problem Mark.
    I've never seen good chinese upright strings so far.
    My opinion is based on that fact only.
    That doesn't mean there are not any good ones, of course.