Good places to buy single strings?

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  1. Anquished

    Anquished hhnice!

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm wanting to experiment with some string gauges and wondered if anyone has any recommendations of where to get single strings from for a decent price? I've done a little bit of research but thought I'd ask incase anyone has found something better.

    I usually use Regular D'addario strings or NYXL so it'd be a bonus if I could get those. I'm after either a 64, 68 or even a 70 to play with. Also I live in the UK if that helps.

    Cheers!
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Nlelith SS.org Regular

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    I use www.guitarstringsonline.com. But I use freight-forwarding services for shipping strings to my country. They do ship internationally, though (except some particular brands which don't allow that).
     
  4. ZombieLloyd

    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    You could check out StringsDirect.co.uk, I used them when I had to replace a bass string, delivery was quick and the price was alright. I get my strings exclusively from them now.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Yup StringsDirect are all you need to know in the UK!
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Thanks guys! Really appreciate the help.
     
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    Malevolent_Croatian SS.org Regular

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    Good with Canada too for what it's worth. Fast shipping, excellent service.
     
  8. Cardbird

    Cardbird SS.org Regular

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    I've also been buying from them for a while now. From Canada, so they give free shipping here after 35 USD I think.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike The Traveler Contributor

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    I ordered from strings and beyond a couple of times and both times ended up with batches that had a few dead strings. I think companies like String Joy or Kalium that actually make and pack the strings are a safer bet for getting new condition singles then someone who just opens a bunch of manufacturers packs and leaves them sitting on shelves in their paper sleeves.

    Obviously ymmv, but just something one should be aware of.
     
  10. dr_game0ver

    dr_game0ver SS.org Regular

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    on Thomann you can get individual strings.
     

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