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Are all guitar strings the same?
Are all guitar strings the same?
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in your guitar playing career, we’ll be the first to admit that choosing a set of guitar strings can be quite baffling at times. There ...
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How Eco-Friendly are your Guitar Strings?
How Eco-Friendly are your Guitar Strings?
There’s little doubt that our planet is facing a climate crisis and nowadays there’s no shying away from doing your bit to help. This is especially true for businesses, with every industry havin...
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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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  • !BREAKING NEWS!

@daddarioandco Have Delivered and they’ve Delivered BIG 💥! We pride ourselves in our service and our range here @stringsdirect 
Right now during these unprecedented times we’ve managed to help you the magical String Slinging community play on and #rockthelockdown 
Now we can pride ourselves on D’Addario supply! 🤘💪 🎸 
You want it? We’ve got it! 📦 
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  • It’s #tonetuesday and here @stringsdirect we’re revisiting an old favourite 
Pyramid Nickel Classics For that #vintage #tone Pyramid are a real heritage brand that have their ethos in Traditional String culture and also retro product presentation.
What do think of the design? 
Effortlessly Cool 😎 
These strings offer a round core pure nickel construction ... That means wide and expressive vibrato and hanging onto those bends 💪 ! 
Epic Tone and feel can be had from Pyramids falling into the right hands ⭐️ 🎸 🤟✌️ Try ‘em out you might just Dig ‘em! #knowyourtone #guitarist #guitarplayers #guitargear #vintagestyle #pyramid #strings #stringsdirect #guitarstrings #guitarsofinstagram #instadaily #instaguitar #video #edit #gibson #guitarshredding #es355 #1960s #rocknroll
  • @ernieball #primo #slinky 
Bridging the gap and uniting the worlds 🌍 9 & 10 players!

The ongoing debate of “What gauge do you play dude ?” 🤔 💪 
Just play Primo and bring balance to the Force 🤙🎸✌️ #super #slinky x #regular #slinky = #PrimoSlinky 
Please Note : 1980’s Jeans not included(Or acceptable outside Hair Metal extravagance! 🤟🤙🤘
#ernieball #repost #instadaily #guitar #update #strings #direct #blue #tune #guitarplayersunite #guitaristsofinstagram #guitargear #guitarsdaily #knowyourtone #stronglikebull #primo #accessories #rockthelockdown #wewillplayon
  • Hello String Slingers out there! ✌️🤙 🎸 
Hope we’re all keeping safe and well and most of all practising hard and learning new stuff on our instruments.

Now we always like to hear from our customers and the projects your upto and how the Strings & accessories we supply you fuel your inspiration!

So on the basis of something new let’s meet Hanley Webb our @stringsdirect Guitarist of the week.

We all watched this amazingly talented and hard rocking superstar and thought maybe we need to find more time to practice 🤦‍♂️
Or maybe he’s this good because he gets his strings from the best in the business 🤣

What a player! 
If you’d like to be featured as our “player of the week” please submit your videos & links to info@StringsDirect.co.uk 
There might even be a Discount code in it for each artist selected!

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  • We’re sorry to say that we missed the fact it was National Post Workers day yesterday. 
Our business wouldn’t be what it is if it wasn’t for the sterling work the Royal Mail and all the couriers do, especially during these odd times we’re currently living through. 
Delivery companies can often get bad press but we are truly thankful for everything they’re doing in helping to keep us going here at Strings Direct and the rest of the country too. 
Much love. 
The Strings Direct Team
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  • Hello 👋 String Slingers far & wide
Hope your all well and safe.

We’d like to take this opportunity to first of all thank each and every one of our customers, followers & friends for your ongoing support & appreciation at this unprecedented time.

We’d also like to make you aware that in line with the Lockdown & Social distancing measures in place we have fully adapted.

We work remotely to take and process orders both online & over the phones.

Warehouse shift work around the clock so no warehouse staff from separate households are in contact with each other.

Protective gear being worn at all times.

Packing Service areas being kept hygienic at all times.

We can safely say we are dispatching the Cleanest strings in the business! 
We @stringsdirect are making sure you can all 
#rockthelockdown #love #loyalty #no1 #string #lockdown #wewillplayon #guitarplayer #guitarstrings #guitargear #geartalk #electricguitar #acousticguitar #guitarplayer  #labella #daddario #uk 🎸 #stringsdirect #kingofstrings
  • Hello 👋 To all our #followers #customers and #friends 
Hope we’re all well and venturing new interests and discovering things.
It’s always great to investigate new brands new gear and try things on your instruments that you never thought you would ... Sometimes it can surprise you and inspire you.

But ...We all have a #boxoftricks 🤙
A treasured box that sticks close around your instrument of choice that we just can’t seem to be without ... The magic box containing all things from #strings to #tools to #vocalzones to a #goodluckcharm .. A Teddy bear 🧸 ...🤔..🤫 Be it at home in the studio or on the road.

Lost without it and comforted by it.

We have to ask what’s in your Box 🧰? .
#wewillplayon #stringsdirect #guitarplayers #bassplayers #drummer #hardcase #daddario #ernieball #hercules #geartalk #lockdown #instadaily #instaguitarsdaily #guitarhero #guitarsofinstagram #instatalk #box #culture #travelbag #tourlife #musicislife #musicianlife🎵🎤🎼
  • Bravo D’Addario!!!
The amazing engineers at D’Addario have found a way of re-engineering their Evans Drumheads into face shields for health workers on the front line of the Coronavirus outbreak.  By restructuring their manufacturingprocess they plan to be making upto 100,000 masks per week that will be shipped not only in the USA but worldwide too. D’Addario have always spearheaded innovation and they’ve just gone one step further. This is great to see and We salute them.  If you’re interested, give them a follow and they’ll be posting some stories on their feed in the coming weeks of how they make them.  #strings #stringsdirect #guitarstrings #electricstrings #acousticstrings
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#tones #becausetone
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#pickupjazz #guitarsofinstagram #guitarsdaily #guitarra #knowyourtone
  • Here @stringsdirect we always love to know what our favourite players use as their go to strings , None other than #guitarhero @johnnymarrgram has posted today that he’s serving his now iconic @fender Jaguars with some @ernieball Paradigm Strings.
#johnnyfuckingmarr is never gonna let us down with the most break resistant strings on the planet! 🎸 #thesmiths #johnnymarr #fenderguitars #ernieball #guitarstrings #guitars #guitarist #guitarplayer #icon #guitaristsofinstagram #stringsdirect #uk #guitarsdaily #fendersofinstagram
  • First of all we’d like to say we hope all our customers and followers are safe and well. 
We appreciate that this is a mad and unsettling time in the world right now and we are right there with you guys. We are a small family business focused on safety whilst keeping the Strings Direct wheels in motion. 
As always, health and safety is at the top of our list for our staff, customers and families. 
Thankfully we are still operating; sending orders out and doing our absolute best to maintain our normal same-day despatch service.  Our stock levels are healthy, however, due to increased demand and skeleton staff some orders may be delayed by up to 24-hours. 
We appreciate your patience and thank you always for your continued support.

Stay safe, and we’re sure we’ll get through it together. 
Much love. 
The Strings Direct Team
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  • How eco-friendly are your guitar strings? Can we recycle our strings and their packaging and is there anything we can do at all to help? 🎸 ♻️ Check out our latest blog post where we discuss all things strings and recycling?
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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.
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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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