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Posted by Monte (220.127.116.11) on June 11, 2002 at 10:05:38:
In Reply to: The leave me alone controversey posted by lLarry Kukers on June 10, 2002 at 19:52:56:
>What makes me angry is when someone decides I cant sell a perfectly good barely used set of strings at a fair negotiatable price,and insuating that they are damaged goods because they were installed once for a very short while and not gigged on,is way out of line and quie >delluisional.
Whatever Larry. Francois was just trying to explain some reasons why you might not have gotten any offers at that price. I've sold several sets of used strings and I KNOW FOR A FACT that strings that are not solid core strings have some degradation after being taken on and off, whether or not you've gigged on them or not. Hey, it's a free country, but you should be aware of those problems, and so should people who might buy them. My first clue came when buying a barely used set of Velvet 360's and having them sound like Velvet's that were nearly a year old. Since then the string manufacturer and my luthier have told me the same thing. I also experienced this with Obligatos, which according to Thomastic are very similar in construction to Dominants. I don't call that delusional, but then again I'm not getting much sleep these days from a day job and all the gigs I play. If you want to get in a pissing contest, I'll put last years income taxes up against yours.
Best of luck.
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