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What strings are best for Bigsby's?
What strings are best for Bigsby's?
Guitars equipped with tremolo systems can offer so many creative and tonal opportunities, however, they can often suffer from issues such as tuning instability and string breakage.A Bigsby style b...
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What are the best electric guitar strings for beginners?
What are the best electric guitar strings for beginners?
When you’ve just started playing the electric guitar, the time will inevitably come when you need to change your strings. We’re well aware that if you’ve never bought a set of electric guita...
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Custom Gauge Guitar Strings
Custom Gauge Guitar Strings
After months of beavering away, we recently announced the launch of our brand new ‘Custom Gauge Set Builder.'This brand new feature has been designed to allow our customer's the opportunity to c...
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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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  • Knowing your Guitar is a key part of your identity as a continually developing guitarist ...
Knowing your Bigsby is a whole new mountain to climb 🧗‍♀️.. Let us know your thoughts & experiences regarding Bigsbys ... Love 💔 or hate them?
Are they Sustain killers & tuning nightmares?
Are the rumours true? 🤔
Fear the maintenance?
Fear not! Because we’ve got you covered here @stringsdirect
Check out our latest blog on all things @bigsby *LINK IN BIO*Stay tuned for further updates and exclusive content #guitarlife #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarsdaily #guitarsofinstagram #guitarra #guitargear #geartalk #blogger #howto #instadaily #guide #strings #stringsdirect #gibson #es355 #1960s #vintagestyle #guitarstrings #knowyourtone #thinlinethursday #uk
  • Hello to all you 6 string slingers this morning 🤙
Today @stringsdirect we’ve got the pleasure of spending some time experimenting with various sets of strings on a #stunning #es330 from #1959
It’s a fully hollow guitar so string choice is key as it’s as much an acoustic as it is an electric ....🤔
Give us your thoughts and suggestions we’d love to hear from you 👍 #guitarplayer #guitarist #instaguitar #gibson #es330 #vintage #guitars #guitarstrings #strings #stringsattached #knowyourtone #toneitup #guitarsdaily #guitarplayersdaily #geartalk #thoughts #sunburst #guitarra #guitargear #wedESday
  • So to all you #stringslingers out there....
Here @stringsdirect it’s #thinline #thursday and we head into the weekend with a full schedule of gigs on the road and we ask you ....
What are your desert island 🏝 Strings?
What are the strings you just can’t leave home without!Leave us a comment and #follow us for future updates and #exclusive #content #vintage #gibson #es355 #guitar #photography #instagood #instadaily #instaguitar #vintagegibson #angles #details #strings #direct #guitarplayer #guitaristsofinstagram #electricguitar #musician #knowyourtone #guitarstrings
  • GHS Boomers
Hailing from Michigan USA, GHS are one of the string brands that can truly say that they make their own strings (there’s plenty of hearsay out there about just one or two factories that make all the strings in the world). Boomers are their flagship electric string range and uniquely feature a central round steel core. Back in the day, round cores were the only central core shape that was used, however, in recent years hex core strings is the preferred option by manufacturers, favoured for its increased stability.
GHS favour round cores for their warmth helping to enhance their big ‘boomy’ tone but also have the added benefit of increased flexibility. .
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  • Rotosound Super Bronze
Formerly known as Country Gold, the @rotosound_uk Super Bronze range is certainly a unique acoustic string that makes use of a contact core design. If you’re unfamiliar with contact core strings, this is where the outer wrap wire doesn’t travel all the way down to the ball end. Instead, this leaves the central steel core exposed to make contact with the saddle of the guitar giving the benefit of “increased sustain and presence”. Introduced back in the 70’s by Rotosound founder James How, these strings are still made right here in the UK in Sevenoaks, Kent. .
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  • Jim Dunlop Heavy Core 10-48
“Heavy Core for Heavy Tone” is the tag line for these strings!! Doing exactly what it says on the tin (well cardboard outer packet) the Heavy Core range have been designed with the modern player in mind who likes to tune down/drop tune.
Strings have the tendency to flap around and lose tension when you tune down but the heavier gauge and thicker central core gives added stability for when you drop it down low.
This particular 10-48 gauge would be a great lighter tension option for Drop D or tuning down to Eb standard.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some Drop Tune Loveliness coming your way from us very soon 😉😍
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  • Continuing on with the ‘retro’ theme from yesterday, we turn our attention to the Retro Monel acoustic strings from @Martinguitar.
You’d be forgiven for wondering what the hell Monel strings are. Well this Nickel/copper alloy was one of the original string alloys used back in the day. As string manufacturers started to seek cheaper wrap wire alternatives, Monel fell by the wayside.
But thanks to Martin and a handful of other brands, Monel is back. Reproduced in conjunction with Bluegrass legend Tony Rice, these strings offer a unique neutral tone that allows the natural tone and voice of your acoustic to shine through.
Monel also has fantastic inherent anti-corrosion properties that would give any coated string a run for its money.
These strings have a very neutral tone which doesn’t colour the sound of your guitar instead it allows the true tone of your acoustic to shine through. .
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  • Pyramid Nickel Classics
These strings are not called Nickel Classics for nothing!! German string manufacturers Pyramid have been making strings for 170 years and the Nickel Classics range is one of their most popular, particularly amongst players longing for tone remeniscent of a bygone era. Whilst many string manufacturers look for the latest innovation, Pyramid have created this range by combining a pure Nickel wrap wire with a solid round core... both elements were staples of guitar strings made back in the 50s and 60s. The pure nickel wrap wire delivers warmth and the solid round core enhances this by producing a nice boomy tone with added flexibility too.
A perfect choice for those of you who may find modern strings a little bit too harsh for the tone your trying to achieve. .
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  • Here @stringsdirect we love the holidays and the rebrand and classy style of @labellastrings has got us feeling extra festive .... Look out for these on our website if you’ve tried them ... or maybe ask Santa 🎅 😉Stay tuned for further features & exclusive content here via our #instagram.
#find & #follow @stringsdirect
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  • So it’s Christmas 🎄 and it’s a time for nostalgia.
So here @stringsdirect we’re reflecting on the history of Rock n Roll’s true voice ... Strings! 🤙
Back to the #1950s when everything was hand made to a fine art.
So for today’s #gibsunday we give you a set of real #vintage @gibsonguitar strings.
The charm of a Hand 🖐 Made product is coming back around so we think it’s time to go #backtothefuture .. 🤔
Give us your thoughts on handmade strings and guitar gear
Stay tuned for further features & exclusive content here via our #instagram.
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  • Life on the go is the way of the world 🌍 🏃‍♂️..
If you haven’t already be sure to check out our App.
This is available across all platforms and is an essential tool for placing an order faster than a #stevevai Sweep. 🤙The rush hour & commute are times best spent browsing your essential guitar gear. 🎸😎 Let us know what you think of our app in the comments.Stay tuned for further features & exclusive content here via our #instagram.
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  • To top off our weekend on the road here’s a little feature on a true industry legend and also a loyal customer of ours here @stringsdirect
Meet Daz,
He heads up one of the UK’s most iconic touring grade venues dedicated to Live Music, The Victoria in the heart of Swindon.
The venue is what live music is all about and the vast genre of artists & bands that walk the boards here is what sets this venue apart from a fair few others.
From Pop to punk & Rap to Funk and everything in between Daz makes sure the Live Music scene is still carrying a buzz in Swindon and beyond!
You can be sure to catch some killer bands and artists here and some exclusive shows from current gear kings @that_pedal_show
Daz is Gaffer, Booker/Promotor, Sound Engineer and all round legend 🤙. When he finds the time Daz is out gigging the circuit like us all and is a long time supporter of @rotosound_uk 🇬🇧 on his Bass Guitars and @elixir_strings on his @gibsonguitar acoustic!Big thanks to Daz for his time and kind words about us all.Stay tuned for more stories and features on the road!
#guitartalk #gibsunday #swindon #thevic #guitarist #guitarplayer #bassplayer #livemusic #livevenue #feature #musicscene #musicians #rocknroll #club #guitarstrings #geartalk #guitarsofinstagram #guitarlicks #guitarblog #live #photography #instadaily #rotosound #elixir #madeinbritain #thevictoria #musicislife #tourlife #roadtrip
  • Tonight we’re out on tour and have all the essentials in the bag 💼 ... What can’t you be on the road without?
Let us know in the comments
Ernie Ball 10-46 “Done” ✅
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  • Keep your instrument in tip top shape with @daddarioandco Pro Winder Cutters. Your guitars health is the bedrock of a solid player! #guitar #strings #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarcare #guitarsetup #guitartech #acousticguitar #electricguitar #bassguitar
  • Our new KING OF STRINGS picks. Going in FREE with every order whilst stocks last 👌 #strings #plectrums #guitar #guitarstrings #electricguitar #acousticguitar #acousticstrings #electricstrings #stringsdirect #daddario
  • ORDER any @ernieball product from us this weekend and get a free Ernie Ball limited edition sticker 😎BETTER THAN A KICK IN THE BALLS
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  • Some serious bass porn here! Rotosound #steveharris signature set / @westham @fender p-bass! Sexy! #ironmaiden #rotosound #bassguitar #bassstrings #flatwoundstrings #flatwounds #heavymetal #guitarstrings #slappingthebass #fenderbassguitar #fenderbass #runtothehills #football #electricbass
  • 🔥 ITS 3 FOR THE PRICE OF 2 SEASON. 🔥
Next up....Martin's NEW Authentic Acoustic Guitar Strings range.
Follow the below link to buy 3 sets for £15.95 (Usually £7.99 a set) 👇 Thats only £5.32 a set!!!
https://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/martin342LIMITED STOCK.
Available in 11-52 Custom Light, 12-54 Light or 13-56 Medium gauge.
Orders over £30 get free delivery.Martin Authentic Acoustic Studio Performance (SP) strings are engineered with the performer in mind, and they will always stand up to rigorous practice and performance schedules. The core is Martin's highest tensile-strength which is then tin-plated for corrosion resistance (including the non-wounds). The cores are then wrapped with Martin's highest quality 92/8 Phosphor Bronze wire which consistently delivers a warm, full and balanced tone.Wrap Material 92/8 Phosphor Bronze
Round Wound
Tin-Plated Steel Hex Core
Ball End
Non Coated.
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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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