View Full Version : Another string question

Feb-25-2004, 12:24pm
Iíve had my little 8-stringed friend for about a year, and I figure he is WAY over due for a new set of strings. So, I went to the local music shop, and all I found were Guitar and Bass strings. So... what now? Should I ask the employees to help me find them (I was in a rush, and didnít ask for help) or should I use guitar strings. And if that be the case, which guitar strings? This store has a few mandolins, so I can only assume the would have strings.

I know I have to use my gutiar tuner to tune my mandolin, will I have to use Gutiar strings to string my Mando?

Why the heck are guitars so popular anyways!!!!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif??

Feb-25-2004, 12:51pm
On-line sources will have new strings to you sooner than you can snap your fingers. Have you tried any of the board sponsors? Where are you located?

John Flynn
Feb-25-2004, 12:59pm
Many people on the board use www.juststrings.com.

Frank Russell
Feb-25-2004, 1:22pm
I've had real good luck with Big City String Co.

Feb-25-2004, 2:04pm
Gary- East Texas, a little ways south of Tyler

Thanks guys, I'll check out Big City String Co. and juststrings.com.

Feb-25-2004, 3:53pm
Hey man,
Seeing as how you go a year without restringing. You might consider getting a set of TI's. They sound great, play great, and last forever. I'm a fan. Others have their gripes, but I would consider them over those polyweb things. I bought mine from mandohack off his jazzmando site. I'm in Texas also and they got to me in a couple business days. He sent on Saturday and they were in my box on Monday. They cost a bit more, but you won't need to change again for a while.

PS Do I have a financial interest if I gave the person money? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Feb-26-2004, 12:30pm
Gary- East Texas, a little ways south of Tyler

Thanks guys, I'll check out Big City String Co. and juststrings.com.

If you need some help locating Thomastik-Infeld strings, you can contact me at michaelh@connollyandco.com.

You're gonna LOVE the TI's!

Feb-27-2004, 7:01am
I've found that Elderly's and Janet Davis seem to be the cheapest to order strings from. Mainly when you order six at a time or more due to shipping charges.

Kevin K
Feb-27-2004, 8:00am
Check out www.fqms.com for your strings and other neccesities

Scotti Adams
Feb-27-2004, 8:12am
..First Quality is my choice....belive it or not...a few years ago I ordered some strings first thing in the morning and they were at my door that same evening....usually it takes a day or two... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif