Musician's Friend has some acoustic string packs from Musician's Gear (80/20 Bronze guitar strings) and D'Addario starting around $2.49 a pack.  I'm curious if anyone around here has ever used these, and if so, which packs work best for your 3-string guitar builds?

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I have used MG bass strings, I would have no qualms using them.... That said, you generally can't go wrong with D'Addario strings. I buy lots of bulk strings from CBGitty... 44,34,26 wound phosphor bronze... They work great.

I have also used juststrings.com, but if you are ordering other bits, CBGitty's free shipping makes them cheaper.
Thanks! I've used D'Addario's clear nylon strings on my ukes, before; never used any of their metal ones on any of my instruments, though. May try ordering a couple of sets of each type (Musician's Gear and D'Addario) since I'm pretty much testing the waters with these things, anyway. Find out which ones work best for my crappy guitars. Just wanted to get another opinion on them first.

Finally found some inexpensive tuners that I'll probably order off for tomorrow. Tempted to stop by Game-X-Change and pick up some of their many, unloved and unopened "Guitar Hero" guitar controller straps, too. :)

Might try testing any of the strings that don't get used from each set with diddly bos or ukes.
Thanks! I've used D'Addario's clear nylon strings on my ukes, before; never used any of their metal ones on any of my instruments, though. May try ordering a couple of sets of each type (Musician's Gear and D'Addario) since I'm pretty much testing the waters with these things, anyway. Find out which ones work best for my crappy guitars. Just wanted to get another opinion on them first.

Finally found some inexpensive tuners that I'll probably order off for tomorrow. Tempted to stop by Game-X-Change and pick up some of their many, unloved and unopened "Guitar Hero" guitar controller straps, too. :)

Might try testing any of the strings that don't get used from each set with diddly bos or ukes.
Crap... got an error when replying and wound up with a double post.
*waits 15 minutes to see if it'll let him delete one*
Try a set of mediums and a set of lights.. See which you,like better
Got 30 machine tuners and 4 sets of strings ordered! Maybe by the time they all arrive (possible mid July) I may actually be able to get one of these stupid things working :)

I buy all my strings from CBGitty, great service reasonable prices and he spends a fortune on two web sites, cigarboxnation.com and cigarboxguitar.com on wich he gives away tons of free advice and how to.

  Just my opinion but buy from the guy who wants to help you. Rotten Roger

Picked up some little nails and superglue. Going to try playing with the idea of making frets using my miter box saw, then shaving off the ends and filing them down. Sure, they probably won't work and I'll end up with tetanus... but that's half the joys of discovery!
I fully support purchasing from CBGitty.

However, I'm just starting out in this and need to get the most materials that I can work with as I'm learning how to do this before I can start making money from it, so I'm going with 'who sells the most, cheap items that I can use right now to practice on?' As I get better and more confident in my abilities, I'll definitely migrate towards the higher quality items. For now, I'm still in the 'oh man... I'm going to fubar this beyond all comprehension... then I'll be out all of this money... and... man, why am I even bothering with this?! I SUCK!!'

I do have their fret making system on my wishlist for either my birthday (November) or Christmas; so maybe someone else in my family (who like, you know, has MONEY...) can help set me up with that later. :)
I've got Shane Speal's various stubby slides on the wishlist as well. I'm currently using a bottle from an old spice rack (way to thick for my finger, but has a really good tone to it) and a Hillman steel cabinet spacer from Lowe's that I picked up the other day (3/4" x 1" x2"). Really wish they'd had the 1/2" ones in stock as this one's a bit too large for my finger as well.

... stupid, skinny artist fingers! Why aren't you fat and chubby and covered in callouses like everyone else?! :(
Sorry, "way too thick"... not "way to thick"
I would edit it, but the Edit option doesn't actually DO anything in here for me.

... because it HATESEZ us!!


... hack! hack! gollum. >:(

FWIW these work fine, quite pretty too.  I use the 42,32,24s (all wound) on my three string fretless.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SETS-Orphee-TX640-REGULAR-SLINKY-012-05...

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