Strings - Do brand names really matter?

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Posted by Jared on January 11, 2000 at 16:52:00:

I'm a beginning bass player, and I'm looking for new strings for my bass. The strings I have now are old and beat-up, so new ones are a must. I found a place online "" that sells bass strings in a 4 string set for $10 (US) w/ shipping included. Then I go and look in the local music store and see Fenders for $35 and up, and all sorts of other brands...nothing below $30. I don't know enough to know if there is a difference if any between the Fender nickel-wound and whatever other brand names nickel-wound and the webstrings nickel-wound. I guess my question is, are brand name strings really worth it? Should I shell out $35 or more as opposed to $10, just because of a brand name? Please give me your opinions, thank you.


PS - This isn't some lame advertisement, I swear, so don't yell at me or anything please

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