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    Default Strings By Mail

    I've not heard of this company before, https://www.stringsbymail.com/

    Has anybody here used them? Good price on discontinued D'Addario strings, but they're an unknown entity for me.
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    Default Re: Strings By Mail

    Oh well, never mind. Strings and beyond are even better price on EXP74CM.
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    Get the nano web ones, they last a long time.

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    Default Re: Strings By Mail

    To answer the original question, I've used Strings By Mail on several occasions, and they have been great. They seem to have almost everything in stock, and ship quickly. They are located in the state in which I reside (Michigan), so delivery time is really quick due to proximity. They've become my go-to. No financial interest, just a satisfied customer.
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    What Rick Jones says.

    They have tons of strings for common and rare instruments, a good assortment of picks, sheet music, and various accessories. They ship quickly and they are nice. Good sales, too. What more could you ask for? NFI.

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    Bought strings from everywhere but now only buy from Jason at gimmesomestrings@gmail.com. Best prices and super fast service.
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    Thanks for the info!
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    I have used Strings By Mail for classical guitar strings and associated stuff; they have lots of nylon string brands and varieties. They also have a good selection of strings for uncommon instruments as well.

    I also buy strings from Strings and Beyond and JustStrings. And Elderly on occasion, depending on what I am looking for.

    They are all reliable.
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    I bought some picks from them a couple weeks ago and was impressed when they sent a personalized note along with my order. I would most definitely use them again when the need arises.

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    I buy my strings from them. They usually include a note and some cool stickers. I like them.
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    I have bought strings here often. They don’t always have the best price but they always have the strings. They send candy too!

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    I've used Strings By Mail too. Great company with personal follow-up. They have numerous single strings, which helped me immensely in experimenting to find the best ones that worked for my 5-string "Mandocello-Thing", which was a bit of a challenge, as it's a one-off, unique instrument. They give away neat stickers, too.

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    Strings and Beyond may not give you candy and stickers, but they will give you free shipping on orders over $35.
    Gimmesomestrings is even better with free shipping on orders over $20.

    My orders are almost always more than $35, so it saves me money versus:

    *Strings By Mail ($4 shipping)
    *Just Strings ($7 shipping!)
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    I've used Strings by Mail, Just Strings, and Strings and Beyond. I'd give em all a thumbs up!

    Just depends on who has the strings I need.
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    Another Strings By Mail user here.. they usually have the Pyramid 532 heavies I use in stock.
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    Default Re: Strings By Mail

    They are also a Visesnut Case dealer - I use their Active case for travel. I've also always gotten great support from Strings by Mail.

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    Two thumbs up for Just strings as well as Strings and beyond.

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    Very impressed with Strings By Mail -- They seem to be resourceful about finding unusual products. At the time I approached them about carrying Dogal strings, no one offered them in the USA (except Bernunzio, afaik). SBM did their homework and stocked the whole line of Dogal strings. And they also have the Dogal mandolin picks, which are standard issue in the Italian conservatories.

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    Default Re: Strings By Mail

    Quote Originally Posted by August Watters View Post
    Very impressed with Strings By Mail -- They seem to be resourceful about finding unusual products. At the time I approached them about carrying Dogal strings, no one offered them in the USA (except Bernunzio, afaik). SBM did their homework and stocked the whole line of Dogal strings. And they also have the Dogal mandolin picks, which are standard issue in the Italian conservatories.

    NFI of course.
    I use LaBella strings on my mandolin and they are kind of hard to find, but SBM always has them.
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    I buy strings through gimmesomestrings@gmail.com Great prices and service !
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    Thanks Mark, for this information. I also gained some other sources as the thread went on. Good to know where you are all buying your mando strings. Dan

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    I have had great success with Strings By Mail. I have ordered both mandolin and guitars strings from them. Like some else said they always put a little note on the receipt thank you for your order which is a nice personal touch!
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