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« 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
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« Reply #1 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!   
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« Reply #2 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......
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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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.

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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??
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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.   
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 08:57:54 PM »

Delivery at 1:30 today. RIDICULOUS!  No Mas. J.P.D.  angry
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« Reply #8 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.   
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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??


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« Reply #12 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!   
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« Reply #13 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. 
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« Reply #14 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.   
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« Reply #15 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.  
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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.    
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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!   
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« Reply #18 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!   

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2012, 02:50:29 AM »

LOL!  I'm sure.  I am getting better too! 
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