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The struggle is real...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by death-to-yancey, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. death-to-yancey

    death-to-yancey TDPRI Member

    Age:
    36
    90
    Sep 15, 2017
    Indiana
    ...when trying to save a buck. Here in Indiana going to flea markets can pass as fun a lot of times, and at my local one they had some packs of these strings and D’Addario EXL110 for dirt cheap. I now see why the fenders are priced so low lol. Anybody ever had this happen before? They would probably work for a headstock with 3 per side, but not even close on a fender headstock. Kinda odd considering it’s their brand :lol:. I had already put the wound strings on before I discovered this little problem, so I at least learned a lesson for the 5 bucks I spent: always double check the string length before installing lol. [​IMG]
     

  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    OUCH! Maybe they're Mustang strings? :D
     
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  3. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    You should send that photo or copy of this poste to Fender. They may respond kindly by sending you a few free sets of strings.;)
     

  4. death-to-yancey

    death-to-yancey TDPRI Member

    Age:
    36
    90
    Sep 15, 2017
    Indiana
    I sent them an email on their page, we'll see what happens. I’m not too worried about it, I’m just glad I grabbed a set of the D’Addario’s, even though I’m not really digging those in this guitar at all.
     

  5. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 19, 2011
    Merseyside UK

  6. John C

    John C Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 20, 2005
    Kansas City
    Maybe part of the string oxidized and broke off in the package? I haven't seen that packaging from Fender in quite a while - at least 20 years if not longer. I'll admit I didn't pay much attention to Fender strings from roughly 1980 until 1999 - I got an AVRI '62 Strat that year and discovered that Fender's pure nickel set in the .009-.040 set sounded much better than any typical .009-.042 set on that particular guitar. Once I moved that guitar I never have really used Fender strings since then unless they were "throw ins" when I bought a Fender guitar.
     

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