(Update) Anyone else verifying your strings aren’t counterfeit?

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  1. juks

    juks Synchromatic

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I'm sure it's way worse by 2021.
     
  2. MadKaw

    MadKaw Electromatic

    75
    Apr 17, 2020
    Michigan, USA
    You know you have a problem when you need three sets of strings and you put in three separate orders.
     
  3. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Your string of choice?

    And if you scan that counterfeit first, the legit one gets rejected. Lovely.
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Yes - but the best workaround is a taste tester. I PM’d you my address. You pay shipping, I’ll take care of the rest.
     
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  5. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Now the counterfeiters know exactly what to fix...
     
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  6. MadKaw

    MadKaw Electromatic

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    Apr 17, 2020
    Michigan, USA
    Not directly apropos, but of interest vis-a-vis guitar strings:
     
  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    As a kid, I bought Black Diamonds at Sears.

    As to my scanning service, I believe the customer is always right, so you are 100% guaranteed to get the results you expect. :)
     
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  8. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Don't know why the scanning comment appeared her - it was meant to be in references to that video...:confused:
     
  9. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Hope the real owner scans first. Otherwise, the counterfeit gets registered!
     
  10. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I order a lot from Juststrings. I guess at this point I'm hoping they order direct. :confused:

    But you've just introduced me to string makers I didn't know existed - how cool is that!
     
  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    (Update) Anyone else verifying your strings aren’t counterfeit?

    Well, to be honest : never ! :eek:
    In fact, I did not even thought about that...:confused:
    Should I ? o_O

    I buy my strings from my local dealer, who get them from the regular importer of the brand.
    Nothing scarce though : Dean Markley or Ernie Ball 10-52 Lt Top Hvy Btm, spare 10 from d'Addario.

    A+!
     
  12. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    725
    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    The counterfeited ones have the same QR code with every set. They can't collect thousands of real ones. They use the one that was on the package they copied.
     
  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    No. All my strings come in bulk from Thomann Germany. Best prices I’ve seen and even if they weren’t I wouldn’t really care. I bring a box along every time I go to the island.
     
  14. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    For a week or so there's been an ad on CL by a guy selling a bunch of new guitar strings. I was wondering what was up, just now realized that he's probably selling fakes.
     
  15. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    .... I'm going through my picks now to see if they are counterfeit....
     
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  16. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    .... I'm going through my picks now to see if they are counterfeit....
     
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  17. juks

    juks Synchromatic

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I suspect my fingers are counterfeit. As they do not produce the sounds I'm imagining they should...
     
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    That would be terrible. :)
     
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  19. ESGslim

    ESGslim Newbie

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    May 23, 2021
    Merrick NY
    Don’t buy from Amazon, go directly to the manufacturer online or your local guitar dealer who is authorized., they usually have deals on sets.
     
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