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Browsing through eBay and I found a couple of sets of strings by the same company, Bryce. After reading the front packaging I got to wondering " I wonder what's the difference". Then I realised that at about £6 a packet (remember you probably get what you pay for) I REALLY DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO OPEN THE AD.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce/263440294745?epid=17013180526&hash=item3d5643e359:g:zLkAAOSwgsxaXfod

Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce/263440294792?epid=20013180624&hash=item3d5643e388:g:5iYAAOSwu6taXfof

Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce

Anybody else?

 

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At £6 a packet, has to be worth a punt. Getting what you pay for is relative. The price of strings at the factory gate is tiny compared to the retail price by the time the importer, wholesaler, retailer, Uncle Tom Cobley & All have added their percentages (standard retail markup alone on musical stuff is 100%). 

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18 minutes ago, uk_lefty said:

I had a Bryce bass and it was utter turd. I wouldn't buy anything else with their name on. 

They won't be making their own stuff. If the strings come from a half decent factory, they could be fine.

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I got a Bryce practice amp and its pretty decent, punchy little tool.  

Having said that, I think Bryce is just a brand name some importer slaps on whatever gear comes their way, so quality is liable to be very variable from product to product.

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I may be dreaming it but that packet with the sunburst Jazz looks identical to the Fender taperwound 5 string set I bought a while ago. Where there's a big gap above 'Nickelplated steel' it had the Fender logo. 🤔

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1 hour ago, uk_lefty said:

I had a Bryce bass and it was utter turd. I wouldn't buy anything else with their name on. 

Funny you should say that. They haven't got their name on these. 😁

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18 hours ago, Dan Dare said:

At £6 a packet, has to be worth a punt. Getting what you pay for is relative. The price of strings at the factory gate is tiny compared to the retail price by the time the importer, wholesaler, retailer, Uncle Tom Cobley & All have added their percentages (standard retail markup alone on musical stuff is 100%). 

A few years back some bloke was knocking out 'Silk Road' Chinese bass strings for £10 per 6 string set.  Very good they were, too.  Gutted when he disappeared from Ebay.... 

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I won't buy any bass strings unless I know what colour the silks are ...

 

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7 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

I won't buy any bass strings unless I know what colour the silks are ...

 

Aren't they all black sharpie coloured? 😉

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4 hours ago, Newfoundfreedom said:

I recently picked up a couple of packs of 6 string bass sets for £6 a pop on eBay. 

Really can't fault em. 

Edit.

These are the kiddies. Still available.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153818811958

Out of curiosity how are you getting on with your 6 stringer these days. ?

Dave

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29 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Out of curiosity how are you getting on with your 6 stringer these days. ?

Dave

I love it mate. It's all I play now. The 4 string has been relegated to living under the sofa. 

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On 14/10/2020 at 18:48, TheGreek said:

Browsing through eBay and I found a couple of sets of strings by the same company, Bryce. After reading the front packaging I got to wondering " I wonder what's the difference". Then I realised that at about £6 a packet (remember you probably get what you pay for) I REALLY DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO OPEN THE AD.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce/263440294745?epid=17013180526&hash=item3d5643e359:g:zLkAAOSwgsxaXfod

Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce/263440294792?epid=20013180624&hash=item3d5643e388:g:5iYAAOSwu6taXfof

Electric-Bass-Guitar-4-String-Set-Light-040-Nickel-Alloy-by-Bryce

Anybody else?

 

Well my guess would be linked to one showing a long scale bass and one showing a short scale... 

Not spending the £12 I would need to to prove that! :D

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