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  • WEB STRING users beware! got three packs a defective strings

    I ordered 12 packs of memphis light electrics and so far 3 of these packs are defective!
    I got the the fourth pack and finally they were OK the first 3 packs all had problems!(badly buzzing D strings and bad harmonic waver when trying to tune them)
    I will be switching back to a brand name after these are used up
    anyone else have a probs with these?

  • #2
    I just recently purchased several sets and not 1 problem so far.
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    • #3
      I've been using them for years, and never really had a problem...I'm sure they will exchange them for you.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by BrokenRomeo
        I'm sure they will exchange them for you.


        For sure. I have only had one issue in the past few years of using them. One pack was missing a string. I sent and email and had a replacement pack in my mail box in 48 hrs.

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        • #5
          I had a whole case of ghs boomer that were bad- loose ball ends and ****************ty quality control. They sent me a free case to make up for it though. Of course they were just as bad. Boomers used to be the **************** for bass and guitar- now they are just ****************.

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          • #6
            I've seen some that have kind of a sloppy wind on the ball end, but never any thing your'e talking about.

            I don't really see how one string could buzz more or vibrate different from another of the same size. Sounds like a setup issue to me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by oggy
              I've seen some that have kind of a sloppy wind on the ball end, but never any thing your'e talking about.

              I don't really see how one string could buzz more or vibrate different from another of the same size. Sounds like a setup issue to me.



              if it is a set up issue then why did it go away on the 4th pack

              I have had d'addario's with the same problem where the D string has buzz all along the neck, these are the same

              and plus when you hit a harmonic at the 12th fret on the low E A and D there was a huge warble to the harmonic that is no longer there on this 4th pack?

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              • #8
                Maybe it has somthing to do with the way you strung it? I don't know. I just can't see how one string could be so different from another. I mean they are so simple, it's just a metal string that vibrates. What difference could there possibly be between two strings that makes one buzz and the other not?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by oggy
                  Maybe it has somthing to do with the way you strung it? I don't know. I just can't see how one string could be so different from another. I mean they are so simple, it's just a metal string that vibrates. What difference could there possibly be between two strings that makes one buzz and the other not?


                  I know i am bummed out because these were such a great deal!
                  i got 12 packs for $31.20 shipped!
                  oh well i guess i will go back to a brand name or MAYBE if the rest of the dozen i ordered are OK i will stick with em
                  I wold not have minded IF it were just ONE BAD PACK but three out of 12 is starting to get out of hand

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                  • #10
                    I had one pack that was missing a high E string but another pack had 3 high E strings in it.

                    I like their strings and will keep using them.
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                    • #11
                      I've been using Web Strings for a couple of years now, and have had less problems with them than just about every brand I've used over my 42 years of playing.
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                      • #12
                        You do know that webstrings are made by the same people who make brand name strings? They are the same strings in different packages. I'm sure they all put out defective ones every now and then. I have been using Webstrings for several years, and have very few problems with them.

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                        • #13
                          I've been using them for years as well. I had a case where the post office put my strings in the wrong mail box. I called Webstrings to verify they had been delivered. Hell Wayne called me on a Sunday night to tell me they would ship a new order to me. The post office found them and delivered them correctly. I would call Wayne and tell him about your stiuation. Personally, I doubt its the strings, but I bet he makes it right!
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                          • #14
                            I had the exact same probelm about 4 or 5 or 6 years ago. I bought 10 or 12 sets, put the first set on and the D string buzzed like crazy. I think at least half of the S strings I had did the same thing. I contacted the guy, he was aware of the problem (bad batch of strings, happens to them all) and promptly sent me a bunch of new D strings. I suggest you contact them and I'll bet they'll bend over backwards to make it right.
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                            • #15
                              I just sent mine back.

                              I strung up my acoustic and broke 2 strings trying to stretch.

                              No, I didnt over stretch them. I just gave a light tug like I normally do.

                              Never again.

                              Why would name brand manufacturers let someone else sell their product under another name?

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