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What are the best acoustic guitar strings for beginners?
What are the best acoustic guitar strings for beginners?
When you walk into your local music shop or scour our website searching for your first set of acoustic guitar strings, you’re met with a multitude of choice. As somebody who is new to the guita...
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What are the best guitar strings for blues?
What are the best guitar strings for blues?
The blues is such a broad genre of music that it would be difficult and wrong of us to say there is just one set of strings that are the best guitar strings for blues. Instead, in this guide we...
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What are Monel strings?
What are Monel strings?
Monel….wasn’t he an impressionist painter? Hhhmm, close, but not quite! You’d be forgiven for asking what on Earth Monel strings are exactly? Well, below we’ll be running you through wh...
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Slidin' into the weekend like....
Slidin' into the weekend like....
Forget the scorching temperatures of the 4-Day Easter Bank Holiday weekend, this past weekend was the one the Strings Direct team had been looking forward to for some time. Why’s that you may ...
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Strings Direct TV
  • Newtone’s are back!! We are delighted to be stocking @newtonestrings again! We currently have the full Heritage range. These strings are handmade right here in the UK and the combination of unique gauge choices, winding process and and round core give these strings a lower tension. This makes them super comfortable to play and also ideal for those more delicate vintage instruments.
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  • *STRING TIP* Ernie Ball including some good advice on winding your strings in with their packs!! A couple of windings around your machinehead posts is all that’s needed. 
@ernieball say too many windings can reduce the strength of your strings by up to 50% 😦 .
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  • The new D’Addario XT Strings? Excellent choice Cooper.... he knows where it’s at right now @daddarioandco !!
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  • Woah!! We want to thank each and every one of you for reviewing us. Today we crossed the 20,000 reviews mark on Trustpilot with an official Trust Score of 9.8/10!  We couldn’t get this far without you, thank you!  #guitarstrings #guitarparts #electricguitar #electricguitars #ukguitarbuilders #ukguitar #ukguitarist #onlineguitarshop #reviews #acousticguitarstrings #bassguitarstrings #ernieball #daddario #elixirstrings
  • 😂😂😂 this one got us!! .
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  • The Brand new @daddarioandco XT Coated strings are here and ready to roll. These strings feature the same core wire used in their flagship D’Addario NYXL sets and all 6 strings are coated with their brand new XT coating. .
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  • **New Fender Strings** Fender have taken the plunge into the round core string world and we’ve just received our first delivery of their brand new Classic Core range. Round Core strings differ from the traditional Hex Cores often found on many of today’s sets. They give a bit more flexibility but also have a warmer tone to them too! Win win!! .
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  • Well let’s hope Boris knows how to run a country more than he knows about using a capo .
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  • Ever wondered what the best strings are for playing the blues?

Check out our latest blog post. Link is in our bio. 
If you’re a blues player you’ll want to check this one out.... In this blog post we cover all the facets of electric guitar strings to consider when choosing your next set of strings for blues playing. We hope you like it. .
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  • Thanks to @philbertsvintage for passing on this set of Gabriel Tenorlo @elgtsco handmade strings hailing from California. Looking forward to trying these out. Thanks Phil 👍 .
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  • Recently We’ve been using @daddarioandco ‘s latest incarnation of their hugely popular Micro Headstock tuner. This little thing can be put nearly anywhere on your headstock and is so small that you don’t have to take it off when you put your guitar back in its case... so you’re less likely to lose it a gig!! No nonsense... bloody love it 😊 👍👌 .
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  • Good people of Instagram 🤙 
Head over and check out our pals @karslakejeffordcustomguitars 🔥 
Creating super cool, bespoke custom guitars and parts. All hand sprayed and designed by international artist and alround legend @paulkarslakefa 
Follow their page for all up and coming designs. 🙏 Or contact them for enquiries. ⚡️ Limited edition pickguards will be available on www.stringsdirect.co.uk soon

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  • NEW BLOG ALERT 🚨 our latest blog takes an in depth look at Monel strings. This string material has made a resurgence in the past few years and is an interesting alternative to nickel plated steel, stainless steel and bronze for many instruments. Link in bio. Have any of you guys used Monel strings before? .
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  • Half gauges but certainly no half measures!!
@Daddarioandco are one of the only string companies that currently offer half gauge single strings. Half gauge strings are perfect for making the jump up to a higher gauge that little bit easier or if you’re looking to create that perfect gauge custom set 💪👍
They also do half gauges in their NYXL range to boot!! .
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  • Need some help picking your next slide? Be sure to check out our recent blog post where we give you some guidance and pointers on what to look out for and what you need to consider 
Link in bio 👍 .
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  • Blimey, nearly forgot you bass players too! @ErnieBall also released a brand new Beffy Slinky bass gauge coming in at 65-130. Perfect for all you playas that like it down low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low......
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  • They keep ‘em coming!! 3 more new gauges have just been released by @ernieball to add to their legendary Slinky range. New gauges include the Primo and Mega half gauges and the whopping 13-62 Mammoth 🐘 Slinky. We’ve got them all available too 😎
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  • Just go with the Flow!! The long awaited @JimDunlop Tortex Flow picks have just landed with us here at Strings Direct HQ. Looking forward to giving them a whirl! .
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  • Cooper, our resident Strings Direct Guard Dog had a bit of a heavy one last night 🤪 🐶 😎 🍻 .
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  • This email promoting the Experience Hendrix Tour always makes its way to our inbox every year and teases us because it always looks SO GOOD!!! USA dates only though....Hopefully one year it’ll make its way to the UK 🇬🇧 ... we live in hope
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  • @stringsdirect

Welcome to Strings Direct

Hello!

Welcome to Strings Direct.  We’ve been supplying musicians from beginners to professionals since January 1997.  We pride ourselves on delivering the absolute best service and goods to our customers and this goal has taken us from a small, shoebox premises to a much bigger, customised office in Rochford, Essex that we now call home.

We are a small, family-orientated team of professionals who are totally dedicated to our cause.  We’re proud of our reputation for speed and reliability, on giving good, friendly advice and offering the same service to each and every customer.  We’re constantly refining and improving our services to make your experience with us even better; our new scan and pack system now means the time between placing your order and it being packed and ready for despatch can be less than 30 minutes.

Our website has been live for over 20 years and in that time we’ve managed to secure strong relationships with the world’s top strings brands and manufacturers meaning we’re able to boast a vast range of strings for guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and many other stringed instruments unparalleled by any other company.

We’re not just the strings company.  Strings are our ‘thing’ but we also stock a huge range of accessories for musical instruments from plectrums, straps, guitar cases and capos to guitar effects, switchers, pedal boards and power supplies.

We will never knowingly let a customer down. We feel our policy of providing a service beyond reproach coupled with an extensive range of competitively priced products is a policy we will always standby.  We will never deviate from the standards we have set ourselves, but should the unthinkable happen and we make an error, rest assured we will always do everything possible to rectify any problems swiftly and professionally.

If you have any questions or feel we may be able to help you with your guitaring needs in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for visiting!

Stringsdirect.co.uk

P.S.  Feel free to drop in to our store – we may even make you a coffee!  No Azera though... that stuff’s expensive!

 

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