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The worlds most expensive strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Gallient Knight, Dec 22, 2003.


  1. I bought the worlds most expensive strings this weekend, and ironically only needed 1 replacement d string. These strings will cost me about $622 US dollars.
    $22 dollars for a 4 string set of D'addarios.

    $600 dollars for the dent I but in the car I ran into in the parking lot.


    They do sound better then my old strings, just not that much better.
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I gotta say the most I ever spent on a set of strings was $29 something for a set of Rotosound 66BS Billy Sheehan custom gauge 43-65-85-110 set.

    But my regulars are Labella Hard Rockin' Steel 45-65-85-105 for $18.50.
     
  3. Sorry to hear about your Car. Do you have insurance?

    I like the Thomastik- infield strings, they are a little pricie at 52 bucks a set, but last a long time.


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    Treena
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    That reminds me of the story that John Entwistle used to buy new basses with Rotosound roundwound strings because you couldn't get the strings otherwise.
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    $22? $29? :rolleyes: do you have any idea how much a decent set of strings costs for a 6? :eek:
     
  6. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I thought this was gonna be a thread announcing that "Monster" have started making strings.
     
  7. I have insurance and the damage will be below my deductible.
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  9. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Once I paid $200 to go see an Indie rock show in Milwaukee.

    $12 admission, $180 speeding ticket. :D


    (The only ticket I ever received.)
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member


    That's $192.
     
  11. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :D
     
  12. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I round liberally.
     
  13. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Yeah, but it did it have "old school thud" when ya hit it?

    Tom
     
  14. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Ironically i just had this conversation with Ken Smith today. The most expensive strings I've purchased have been TI Jazz Flats at $41. ( and they stunk!) and Labella 760n's at $34. per set.
     
  15. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>> Just out of curiosity, what didn't you like
    about the TI Flats? They are kinda different ...
     
  16. Man i don't know about you guys, but that's nothing, on a serious note for expensive strings.


    Have you seen the price tag for a 6-string set of Elixir strings? At the Steve's Music near my house they're $89.99
     
  17. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    The highest price payed for a stringset is 60usd for an Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky set. 45-65-85-105.
    cant wait to get Ernie Ball Power stringset 55-75-90-110 :D
    :bassist: