D'Addario Bulk Shop

August 19, 2005

If you change your strings nearly as often as you change your socks, you will surely appreciate D’Addario’s Bulk Shop multi-set guitar-string packages. Each Bulk Shop box measures approximately 3.5" x 7.5" x 8", conveniently dispenses 25 sets of strings, and is available in three flavors: EJ-series phosphor-bronze acoustic strings ($312 retail/street price N/A), EXP-series coated acoustic strings ($499 retail/street price N/A), and, of course, D’Addario’s ever-popular XL-series nickel-plated electric strings ($224 retail/$60 street).

This is cause for rejoice among guitar techs, collectors, shop owners, luthiers, survivalists stocking up for the apocalypse, and aggressive players who tend to pop strings as soon as they’re a gig old. Why? Because, convenience aside, Bulk Shop saves you dough. For example, according to our informal survey of a handful of music stores from coast to coast (who were each quizzed about their most screamin’ deal on 25 packs of D’Addario XL’s gauged .010-.046), a Bulk Shop box should generally save you 20 to 40 percent. And you can take that to the bank.

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