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04-16-2008 12:20 AM
ranman2u
Re: Ever happen to you before?

Did you talk to the people where u bought them from? If so what did they say?
04-12-2008 02:47 PM
P. Aaron
Re: Ever happen to you before?

I've had strings missing, and yeah, I get ticked. Consider the transport costs of getting to & fro the point of purchase.

They were D'Addario's too.


E-mail 'em & gripe. Give 'em the UPC bar code & they'll send you a coupon or something. D'Addario wants their reputation intact. Complain loud enough, with the receipt & bar code stuff and they'll come through.

Most decent companies do.
04-12-2008 05:47 AM
klp2332
Re: Ever happen to you before?

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Originally Posted by CosmicDebris View Post
My G-String is right where it should be.
The one we tried on together on that sexy night?
04-12-2008 12:39 AM
CosmicDebris
Re: Ever happen to you before?

My G-String is right where it should be.
04-12-2008 12:22 AM
mi2tom
Re: Ever happen to you before?

Never had problems with addario as well, I've tried a few brands and always come back for the best
04-11-2008 11:35 PM
Darin
Re: Ever happen to you before?

Switch to GHS Boomers. Prob solved.
04-11-2008 04:35 PM
Smitty
Re: Ever happen to you before?

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Originally Posted by elcid View Post
Never had a problem with Daddario in 19 years
Same, except I've been using them for 3.
Smitty
04-11-2008 02:03 PM
540s
Re: Ever happen to you before?

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Originally Posted by Jemwielder View Post
Now the G....... where's the G?!?! No G string?!?! Are you kidding me?! My d'addario (.

I never had that happen but I recently had to go through 11 (yes eleven) sets of flat wound D'Addario bass strings to get a single G string that was even long enough to reach the nut! No it wasnt a short scale set When I first got back to the store before looking at it they were insisting they need to teach me how to string up a guitar.... I offered $5K to the first one that could make the string reach the tuner


I think someone has been playing with the programs on thier CNC machines

This WAS the first time in about two decades of using D'Addario's that I had any problem though
04-11-2008 01:13 PM
HDS
Re: Ever happen to you before?

No problems with Daddario for ele.
I use Marten Bronzs on accoustic.
04-11-2008 01:03 PM
elcid
Re: Ever happen to you before?

Never had a problem with Daddario in 19 years
04-11-2008 11:52 AM
Rachmaninoff
Re: Ever happen to you before?

Never happened to me.
The double E string is fairly common, but a missing one... weird.
04-11-2008 11:14 AM
klp2332
Re: Ever happen to you before?

I heard alot of stories about D'addario packs missing something here and there.

I personally had a pack with all the strings with an extra 0.09 E string, giving me a total of 7 strings. hehe
04-11-2008 10:31 AM
DEADTUNES666
Re: Ever happen to you before?

It has happened to me before...You take it on the chin and pony up the couple bucks for a single string, very hard to prove the string was missing. Especially after a day or two...

But if you go there all the time they might just give you a single string. They should have a box of singles around!

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Originally Posted by jim777 View Post
I've gotten sets of strings where one string was bronze instead of nickel
I put them on anyway. (Here's a pic of the bronze A in action)
Duuude...That is just wrong you poor soul you...
04-11-2008 10:17 AM
chaos731
Re: Ever happen to you before?

Considering the vast quantities that the big string manufacturers actually produce each year, it's bound to happen every so often. Even with the most stringent quality control measures, I imagine at least a few packs per year come out that are missing strings (or that have similar mistakes; I've never had a pack that was technically missing a string, but I have had at least one pack that had a duplicate string in place of another one...two .009's instead of a .009 and .011).

I'd be interested to see the stats from a big maker like D'Addario, though...what's their acceptable margin of error...something like .05% of all of their packs have a mistake, I imagine.

But yeah, the retailer should just crack open another pack and give you the missing string...they can always relegate the remainder to their pile o' spares (every shop has a pile o' spares).
04-11-2008 09:38 AM
jim777
Re: Ever happen to you before?

I've gotten sets of strings where one string was bronze instead of nickel
I put them on anyway. (Here's a pic of the bronze A in action)
But yeah, I would go back and say the G was missing. I would guess they'd throw you a single string without much of an issue if you have your receipt.
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