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The ultimate guide to buying your next capo
The ultimate guide to buying your next capo
Next to plectrums, capos are probably one of the most common guitar accessories that we hear are either lost (or stolen) from gigs. We’re convinced that what your local pub loses in pint glasse...
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What acoustic strings are best for a magnetic soundhole pickup?
What acoustic strings are best for a magnetic soundhole pickup?
When it comes to making your acoustic guitar louder, there’s a whole host of pickup options available on the market including magnetic pickups, microphones, soundboard mounted, piezos and in som...
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What's the difference between a hex core and a round core string?
What's the difference between a hex core and a round core string?
Today, electric guitar and acoustic guitar string sets comprise of a mix of plain steel strings and wound strings. Plain steel strings are simply one piece of cylindrical steel wire running the ...
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What's a wound 3rd and do I need one?
What's a wound 3rd and do I need one?
Throughout your guitar playing life, chances are you may never have considered whether your 3rd string should be plain or wound. The vast majority of sets sold nowadays come with a plain 3rd (for ...
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Strings Direct TV
  • NEW BLOG TUESDAY!! That’s a thing right!? No? Oh well, we’ve created an extensive guide to help you choose your next capo. We’d love to hear what you think. Link in bio
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  • The best acoustic set you’ve never heard of!! Yesterday’s restring Sunday came in the form of the lesser known 85/15 great American bronze set from @daddarioandco
These strings are a great halfway house between 80/20 bronze and Phosphor sets. Good projection but retaining a nice warmth to them. Great value for money too!!
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  • Roll up Roll up. David Gilmour has just announced that he will be selling off 120 of his guitars and all proceeds will go to charity. What a guy! He’s even selling his Black strat (pictured) as well as his 0001 serial number Stratocaster. If you’ve got a spare £1 mil knocking about it may be right up your alley
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  • Watching everybody having fun in the sun at NAMM. ☹️ ☔️ .
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#NAMM2019 #ernieball
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  • Spreading their wings (see what we did there!) 😉 @ernieball have also launched their new ukulele string line too. As yet we don’t have any firm details on these but will keep all you use players updated when we get more news!
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#uke #ukulele #ukuleles #ukulelelove
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  • BIG NEWS!! Our friends @ernieball have announced 2 new additions to their slinky range. The Burly Slinky (11-52) and Ultra Slinky (10-48) sets are set to satisfy you guys looking for that bit more oomph in your bottom end. No ETA as yet but you will all be the first to know as soon as they are with us. .
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#gibson #fender #lespaul #stratocaster #strings
  • **NEW BLOG POST NOW LIVE** If you’re interested in which strings are best suited for acoustic guitars with a soundhole pickup, you’ve come to the right place. Link in bio. Have a great weekend guys. 👍
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#gibson #fender #lespaul #martinguitar #taylorguitars
  • We’ve seen plenty of ways to tie your strings round your machineheads in our time. Some great, some not so great! ☹️ In our opinion, this is the best we’ve come across....when the string is wound round the tuner, the string locks itself against the post helping prevent slippage and maintaining tuning stability. .
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#gibson #fender #lespaul #rocknroll
  • Started this cool little 4-part podcast series pulling apart Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland
Album by The Opus. It’s not too long and perfect for the commute to work 👍 well worth checking out if Jimi puts the wind in your sails
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#gibson #fender #lespaul
  • STRING TIP! Here’s 3 ways to make sure you get the right amount of slack before winding your strings around your tuners.
1) OPTION 1 - pull your string through the hole in your machinehead so there’s little to no slack, then pull the string back and over to the side of your fingerboard at the first fret to create a small amount of slack.
2) OPTION 2 - again bring your string up to your machineheads, then measure a distance 2 x machineheads on, grab your string and pull it back this distance.
3) OPTION 3 - Our fave - the good ol’ karate chop at the 12th fret... when you bring your string up to your machineheads, make sure the string has the clearance the distance of your hand 🤚 from the fretboard!! All work well, try them out and let us know how you get on. .
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#gibson #fender #lespaul
  • Acoustic restring essentials. Do you guys have anything you can’t do without when restringing your guitars? .
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#gibson #fender #lespaul
  • Last night was gooood!! @the1975 @theo2london .
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#gibson #fender #pop
  • Acoustic shaped but I think I need a Strat shaped one...if only so I can nickname it the Stratula!!
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#gibson #fender
  • NEW BLOG UP NOW!! Brush up on that core knowledge as we discuss the differences between hex core and round core strings. .
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#gibson #fender
  • Happy New Year to you all and thanks so much for your continued support over the past year. It always means a lot to us here at Strings Direct. Have a great 2019! .
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#gibson
  • We hope you all had a great Christmas here at Strings Direct and are having a nice break. Did anybody get any cool guitar goodies? .
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  • @hozier 11th December 2018. Hammersmith Apollo. .
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  • Love this! 😂
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#blackmagicwoman
  • Rediscovering this album from a few years back by @thetemperancemovemment. An album full of bluesey, rocky, soul loveliness!! Their first album and their best for me!
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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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