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where to get warwick strings in Canada?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mactac, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    i'm looking for the 5 string 45-135 strings & can't find them anywhere. Long & McQuade is the biggest warwick dealer in Canada, and they can't get them

    I guess I'm going o have to order a few sets online - does anyone know an online retailer that sells these & ships from Canada (trying to avoid import duties, etc)

    OR, is there a good replacement set? I'd really like to stick with a taper wound b string becaue I don't want to have to mess with my intonation & saddle height every time i buy different string...

    Thanks!
     
  2. spectorbass83

    spectorbass83

    Jun 6, 2005
    canada
    Long & McQuade can't get them? :confused: There is always Warwick strings at the L&M in my city...my friend buys them for him thumb 5 string Wick all the time...where in Canada are you?
     
  3. I've seen Warwick string at the local L&M too.
     
  4. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    The one in Winnipeg never carries them. I get the same story when I ask so I buy most of my strings at St. John's or Mothers.
     
  5. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    i'm in victoria, BC.

    they used to sell them, but don't really have any anymore. I called a couple in vancouver & they have some but only the light guage ones. when i asked about ordering they laughed & said that it could take one week to a year, and even then they may never get them...

    they said that warwick is really bad for shipping strings & that's why they don't have them
     
  6. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    You may as well bite the bullet and order them online. At least that way you will get them.

    Dan
     
  7. C-5KO

    C-5KO

    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I heard from L+McQ that Warwick does take a while. Why don't you ask your store to get them transferred from another location. It should only take a week or two.
     
  8. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    that's the problem - i was told they don't have any anywhere...