Here are some string brands that I recommend. There are endless options for strings: it can be pretty daunting. If you have any questions please let me know.
Most strings can be purchased at your local music store. Keep in mind, stores only stock the most popular strings. The store may have to order your set.
It’s advisable to always keep an extra set on hand. If you don’t want to keep a full extra set, at the very least keep an extra a and e string on hand-as these break the most.
DON’T THROW AWAY OLD STRINGS! Please bring your old strings to me, they can be recycled! We use quite a bit of metal in our strings, it’s important to recycle metals for both planetary and humanitarian reasons.
I ETHICS ALERT! It’s important to know where your things come from and what they are made out of. While the string world is trying to catch up, not all of our supplies are ethically sourced. The good news is that we now have some alternatives. For example, Gut strings are made from sheep intestines. If this is a problem for you, opt for synthetic strings. If you want to reduce your plastic, opt for gut. All modern strings are wrapped with metals- which can have have both humanitarian and environmental impacts if not sustainably sourced. This is why it’s important to try and at least recycle old strings.