M F String Deals

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  1. RiverDog

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    Cheap strings bump
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I was hoping they would have some deals on bass strings, but I might get a 3-pack of Slinkys.

    What's the deal with the Ernie Ball M-Steel strings? Are those new? I don't think I've seen those before.

    I don't know what's so special about D'darrio NYXL strings (speaking of 'spensive strings), but $2.99 a set is a pretty good deal.
     

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    I dont know where you see them for $2.99 a pack, but can you send me the link please? I think you are seeing the price for one individual string.
     
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    I just checked; that's what it is. Kind of shady though, "single string" not mentioned in subject line and pic looks like a pack.
     
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    Bump to find out if it is true that most strings are made in the grand total of two factories?
     
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    Nice! just picked up a 3-pack of Dean-Markleys to try.
     
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    I've had issues with DM strings in the past, but I will try again at that price. Thanks Aaron.
     
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    Here's the description for M-Steel strings (below). No, they're not new. I think they've been around maybe 5-6 years?

    I thought the below description sounded like a good thing and tried them once a few years ago and I HATED them. Very brash sounding to my ears. Do not like! YMMV

    M-Steel Regular Electric Guitar Strings are made of M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, is a superalloy used in high stress applications for the aerospace and defense industries. The wound strings are comprised of a patented Super Cobalt alloy wrapped around a Maraging steel hex core wire, producing a richer and fuller tone with powerful low end response. M-Steel plain strings are comprised of a specially tempered steel for maximum fatigue resistance. A patented winding of steel around the ball end of the plain strings reduces slippage, breakage and stays in tune better than conventional plain strings.
     
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    That is misleading... And crazy expensive! I tried a set of those strings (for like $12.99!) and they didn't seem any different than regular XLs.

    I think there's more than two manufacturers, but I do believe many brands are made in the same factory, just like import guitars.


    Sounds like another gimmick. Have you tried the cobalt strings? I haven't tried the guitar strings, but I've tried both round-wound and flat-wound Cobalt bass strings. I really like the flats, but I'm not so sure about the rounds.
     

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