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Title: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on June 24, 2012, 11:52:31 PM
About one month ago I ordered strings from the "Wyres" website.  Order was confirmed, payment made.  Contacted the site twice since then and was told each time the strings were shipping, "immediately".  Nothing has been delivered. Contacted paypal and filed a non-delivery complaint.  Have any of you experienced  the same with "Wyres"? J.P.D.   :cop:


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on June 25, 2012, 10:36:30 PM
Today is the 25th.  Got a notice from Wyres stating that the strings were being shipped and this time they want confirmation of delivery.  Looks like paypal worked its magic!   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: Barefoot Rob on June 26, 2012, 12:33:36 AM
Last time I'd do business with them if I were you.      Shop local     it may cost a little more but heck you don't that screwed feeling.     If they don't have what you want local maybe they can order by the box for you,I do that for a few customers price of strings+ shipping+15%=customer service plus a little something for me...... :wave


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: ffinke on June 26, 2012, 01:25:27 AM
If they're now asking for confirmation of delivery could it be that there was a communication error? I.e., did they (or you) transcribe the wrong address? If so there could be a couple sets of strings floating around that someone might be interested in.

On a side note re: USPS. Our mail was just delivered (7:10pm) and we asked the postman what the hold-up was. His response: he does his regular route and THEN does this route which takes another 4 hours. I'm not even going to propose a solution to that problem.

f


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: Mr_LV19E on June 26, 2012, 03:50:31 PM

On a side not re: USPS. Our mail was just delivered (7:10pm) and we asked the postman what the hold-up was. His response: he does his regular route and THEN does this route which takes another 4 hours. I'm not even going to propose a solution to that problem.

f

My brother-in-law is a mail carrier and has to do the same thing. The cause is management who have never delivered a piece of mail in their life knowing how long it takes to deliver mail. Not really too much different than management at any large institution. Its just assumed that when you take on a new management position you will eliminate jobs to earn a big bonus. How many management changes does it take to eliminate a workforce? Who wants to be the manager just hired with only one employee left??


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: GGBB on June 26, 2012, 05:53:23 PM
I haven't dealt with Wyres, but I have ordered from JustStrings.com a couple of times and they have been perfect.  Great prices and they shipped within 24 hours.  I would love to buy local, but even here in Toronto the selection at local stores doesn't come close to what is available online.  I have wasted far too much time driving to different shops only to find they were out of my gauge or didn't have the brand/variety I was after.  From now on I'll probably just order in bulk periodically from Just Strings.


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on June 26, 2012, 06:13:28 PM
I hear you guys on the mail delivery issue. Out my way the carriers are wearing more hats than ever and are spread way too thin.   On the subject of "wrong address"...nope, they flat out lied about sending the product.  If this supposed delivery doesn't happen I know paypal will give me my money, and I am finding out from others that similar things have happened to them dealing with this firm.   Live and learn, and never forget!  Thanks for the posts, J.P.D.   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on June 30, 2012, 08:57:54 PM
Delivery at 1:30 today. RIDICULOUS!  No Mas. J.P.D.  :angry:


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 03, 2012, 01:48:39 PM
One more note...From other players I have found that due to this company shipping from Canada, the change to U.S. carriers is a hit or miss. Sometimes they get their package in 3 days, other times 3 weeks.  All told this company needs better communication with customers and a vastly better delivery system.  O.K. I'm done complaining. J.P.D.    :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: webberink on July 04, 2012, 12:04:27 AM
So mail system aside, how do you like the strings?  Ive use Wyres on all my Larrivees and love the 12-56 PB, especially on my OM and Parlor.  By far, best I ever had, especially for fingerstyle.
Dave


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: ffinke on July 04, 2012, 01:18:25 AM
My brother-in-law is a mail carrier and has to do the same thing. The cause is management who have never delivered a piece of mail in their life knowing how long it takes to deliver mail. Not really too much different than management at any large institution. Its just assumed that when you take on a new management position you will eliminate jobs to earn a big bonus. How many management changes does it take to eliminate a workforce? Who wants to be the manager just hired with only one employee left??


The American Way! Lay-off and get rich.

Only an opinion but it's MINE!


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 04, 2012, 02:06:06 PM


The American Way! Lay-off and get rich.

Only and opinion but it's MINE!
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uote]Mitt Romney is the big promoter of this management style.  This November is going to be a raucous election. Soon it will look like the movie, "The Postman"!      :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 06, 2012, 03:31:21 AM
Finally put on the Wyres and guess what!  I like the EJ17's  better!  Wyres sound "tinty" to my ears, and they don't feel good!  Live and learn!    :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: webberink on July 06, 2012, 04:54:30 AM
Put an hour or two on them and then let us know.  I find Wyres change a lot after you put an hour or two playing time on them.  They seem to be one of the strings that actually significantly improve with some playing, and then settle in and last and last. 
Dave


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 07, 2012, 04:37:24 AM
Dave...thx, I will.  I had a problem with two strings "unraveling" on the tuner post.  Hope they don't shred away.   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 08, 2012, 04:00:40 AM
Put an hour or two on them and then let us know.  I find Wyres change a lot after you put an hour or two playing time on them.  They seem to be one of the strings that actually significantly improve with some playing, and then settle in and last and last.  
Dave

Dave, +1.  These strings are changing everyday and the sound is getting better every session!  Still don't like the feel of them, but that may smooth out too!  Thx again, J.P.D.    :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: webberink on July 11, 2012, 04:25:24 AM
Thanks for the report back.  Ya, I forgot to mention that I have found the feel drastically improves with playing too.  Something to do withe the chemistry of the coating and the stuff from your fingers.  Any road, buy now you will have probably noticed how sensitive the strings are too.  I find I can bend a note, get great tremolos, play fantatstic hammer-ons or get grace notes with the greatest of ease and with a way less finger pressure or fatigue.  Let us know any other things you notice as the Wyres play in.  Oh ya, I from other posts I discovered that Stateside you can order your Wyres from Elderly cheaper than you can get them direct from the Wyres company, probably a whole lot faster too.  I am not sure how this would shake out for us Cannucks but plan on checking it out.
Dave


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 11, 2012, 04:32:18 AM
day by day these strings are changing.  It's odd yet great 'cause they keep getting better!   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: Mr_LV19E on July 12, 2012, 04:32:09 PM
day by day these strings are changing.  It's odd yet great 'cause they keep getting better!   :beer

Sure its not you?


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 13, 2012, 02:50:29 AM
LOL!  I'm sure.  I am getting better too!  :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 24, 2012, 01:40:01 PM
After all the waiting and lousy customer service communication from Wyres, my conclusion is that it was all worth the hassle.  These strings have settled in to a fine playability and sound.  I recommend them for anyone looking for a 13/56 set for tuning down or alternative tunings.   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: hatofthecat on July 25, 2012, 09:59:05 PM
Just a quick question.  What's the texture of these Wyres strings like ?   I just can't get on with the cheese grater feel of Martin strings and usually use GHS bright bronze ones which are smoothly wound to the touch.

thanks, Pete


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on July 25, 2012, 11:39:32 PM
Hey Pete.  The Wyres feel to me like EJ17's, but a touch softer because they are hand wound and as such have a bit less tension. After a couple of hours with them, they begin to smooth out to the touch even more.  No squeaking, no excessive coating on your fret fingers.  They are very easy to play, and that comes from a guy whos fret hand has a missing finger and arthritis to boot!  I feel good about endorsing them for "ham an eggers" like me.  Hope that gives you a general idea. J.P.D   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: webberink on August 06, 2012, 06:10:31 PM
Hi Pete,
I've used Wyres for a couple of years now and what vacapicker said sums it up well with regards to your question.  The only thing I would add is that I find the Pierre Bensusan signature set is even slightly smooter than their regular sets, texture/tone wise.  I just put a new set on my OM 09 Walnut and they are amazing.  FWIW, If you can't find them at your regular music store I would order them from Elderly Music rather than the Wyres website as they are cheaper there and I expect delivery would be a lot faster for you.
Dave


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: tmar16 on August 06, 2012, 11:56:24 PM
Good info


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: ffinke on August 15, 2012, 08:05:34 PM
I prefer a string that sounds good when you put them on and also sounds good when you take them off!!!! The only one I've found that does that is the Curt Mangan Fusion Matched. Another good one for consistency is D'Addario EXPs (if you like a coated string).

f


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on August 25, 2012, 02:08:49 PM
I keep thinking these Wyres are about done and then they prove me wrong.  Still sounding good.  But the price is prohibitive. I wipe them down before and after every play session. Discovered a mettalic residue last week, but it is not shedding anymore and no sound deterioration.  Very good string set!   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: vacapicker on August 31, 2012, 04:50:53 AM
they finally gave way to a new set of nickel flatwound.   :beer


Title: Re: "Wyres" string company
Post by: webberink on August 31, 2012, 05:51:51 PM
you'll be back!  Once you're wyred your wired.
Dave