Snake Oil Strings

Status
Not open for further replies.

tazzboy

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
3,941
Good luck if he shipped you would lucky. The lastest is his he is having family issues.
 

1968

Member
Messages
243
Why wouldnt he put a note on the website?. would take 5 seconds.. I remember this happening a few years ago too..
 

tazzboy

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
3,941
I would suggest opening a PayPal dispute and getting your money back and looking for some other strings.
 

Eskimo_Joe

Rocker, roller, way out of controller
Silver Supporting Member
Messages
4,725
After sending Dean some pointed emails he replied that he had had a death in the family and that he's going to start shipping orders "sometime next week."

Take it for what it's worth. I'm waiting too.
 

1968

Member
Messages
243
I have not paid, im waiting on a quote.. Im hooked on these strings (been using for 6 years) and its damn disappointing that he cant run his business properly!
 

tazzboy

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
3,941
Good luck I would check into either Pyramid strings or something Like GHS.
 

2Slick4U

Senior Member
Messages
103
Alls I got to say is Dean Markley Jimi Hendrix strings are pure nickel with a round core.
All the tone and the feel without all the drama.
 

J.T. Guitar

Platinum Member
Messages
4,082
Dean's a good dood... But R. Cocco's are the BEST strings in the world. SOBs are a runner up, if I couldn't get RCs.
 

2Slick4U

Senior Member
Messages
103
I promise you, if he starts getting his **** together again, people will start buying again. For some reason people think his strings are the greatest thing since sliced bread and they can get screwed and screwed again, they'll just reach for the K-Y and take it one more time for the CHANCE of getting those mystical strings.
 

vinniedv8

Member
Messages
15
Purchased a dozen sets of Snake Oil Brand strings end-of-April 2011 and everything went really well. I placed/paid the order on-line, then called Dean and left a voice-message. He returned my call within a couple hours and he filled my order while we were on the phone. Ya learn a lot about strings from talking with Dean. The order from SOB was on my porch (across the country) in 4 days. Dean is also an encyclopedia on vintage guitars & amps! Snake Oil is a one-person operation run by a guy who is a metallurgist and not an on-line business specialist. He strives to produce a high-quality product in a world of mass-produced crap. So, yes, his family matters effect his one-man operation. No doubt, an unusually long wait can be frustrating, but SOB strings are worth the wait. Note: when I buy, I get a few sets for each guitar and I re-order every 6 months and I don't suffer brain-damage over a wait.

I like Pyramid Strings too, though, they're more expensive. With regular cleaning (with Naptha), Pyramid Strings generally last as long as SOB strings, 4-6 months. Although, I had a Pyramid wound-E string arrive DOA in the last set I got. It happens!
 

doublee

Member
Messages
4,433
Does anyone know: do these various brands all manufacture their own strings? Do they all have their own special factory? I doubt it, but what you think?
 

tazzboy

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
3,941
Don't get me wrong I would love try out his strings it's just like everything else he needs to get on the 8 ball and keep with supply and demand and Customer Service.
 

pattste

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
1,735
I used Snake Oil Brand strings for a few years. They are amazing strings. Then two or three years ago I had two different orders that failed to show up within a reasonable time. On both occasions I filed a PayPal dispute just before the time limit to do so and Dean immediately (like the same day) provided a full refund. I decided to use something else (Gibson strings that I usually order from juststrings.com) and never looked back. Probably 99% of our guitar heroes use major brand guitar strings that you can buy at Guitar Center. Think about this the next time you're ordering boutique strings on the web.

What Dean should do is team up with someone who's a respected businessman in the community to handle order fullfillment and concentrate on the manufacturing of the strings.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.




Trending Topics

Top