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Old 02-19-2019, 08:43 AM
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Default Hats off to Breezy Ridge/John Pearse Strings

Most of the time we will often see wingeing abut unsatisfactory experiences with some company or another's customer service. When possible, I like to report the exact opposite.

The builder of my incoming Baritone Weissenborn, Mark at Rayco, strung the beast up yesterday and sent me a couple of sound clips and a report. (Deep. Very deep, it was.) He reported that when tuned in Open A (151351) the low .068 string was pretty floppy, but when up a step to Open B it is fine. I should have expected that from my own experiences on a baritone guitar. However, I think that I would rather be tuned to Open A than B, as B is a bit of an unwieldy key.

Now baritone strings are not exactly a dime a dozen, even on the internet. I also wanted Phosphor Bronze over 80/20. I finally found .070 Phosphor Bronze singles listed on the Breezy Ridge website, but no dealer who had them

So finally I called...

What a friendly and helpful woman answered the phone. After explaining what I was looking for, and why, we had a long discussion about what strings might work and why. She was obviously very knowledgeable about her strings, and I was obviously not the first person with weird needs to have contacted her. We not only discussed the low string, but what other custom set I might want to ultimately put together. The website listed the .068, .070, .076 and .080, but she also told me that she had a .072 PB that was not on the site. That also interested me, as it might allow me to tune both to Open A but to Open G, both more useful keys.

Unfortunately they probably won't be here before Wintergrass this weekend, but I will live.

Anyway, a tip of the fedora to Breezy Ridge: customer service done right.

TW
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:53 AM
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I really like JP strings!! Had Phospor Bronze strings on my Bourgeois and they were really good. Switched them out with JP Pure Nickel Mediums and they're
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:20 AM
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Yes, Breezy Ridge has great customer service. I remember contacting them back in 2005 and actually spoke to John directly. They know their stuff and their strings sets are one of the brands I use regularly along with GHS and Newtones. Glad you had a great experience with them and I look forward to a report on the baritone once you get the strings.

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Old 02-19-2019, 09:59 AM
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I have had wonderful customer service dealing with Breezy Ridge. I’ve used and have enjoyed using JP strings for many years.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:48 PM
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I've been a fan of their strings for a good long while. This was the first time that I has actually spoken with them directly. Given how esoteric the issue was, I was impressed with their knowledge and readiness to help.

Makes me pleased to have been a customer for these many years.
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