#1
Hi Guys,

Glad to hear from you. Firstly please have a look at our website (www.dovetailstrings.co.uk) for product specs etc. Of course I am happy to answer any questions you might have.


Basically what we offer is a part-endorsement to musicians who are gigging and putting their blood, sweat and tears into their art. A part-endorsement is as it states, not completely free, but as far as our artists are concerned a great initiative to help a greater range of musicians rather than just the big stars, who are the last on the list to need free strings.


So what is the offer?

We agree to exchange banners on our website to yours and you to ours. We help you where we can with online marketing, so if you have a unique idea and need somebody to help you, chances are we can.


You will then get strings at £1.99 a set – instead of £6.49 rrp - (or £2.50 for Bottom Heavy Regulars / £2.99 for Mediums electrics) and £10 for bass strings – instead of £24.99. There is always a postage charge of £1 per order, no matter how large or small. Usually to show an equal sign of commitment from yourselves to start the agreement we ask that you buy 5 sets any mix. So that can be any mix of electric, acoustic, classical or bass strings and you won’t ever pay more than £1 for the postage. Single strings are also available to make up 7 string sets and 5 string bass sets. If you have any special gauge needs we can make it for you.


Why do we ask musicians to pay for their strings?

Our mission statement is to bring this sort of deal to a larger community of musicians, rather than just the big boys who already have a lot of money backing them. The guys that need it, to help you reach a wider audience by leaving you with cash to write and record your albums. We don’t give any free strings away, no matter how big the name. With giving such large discounts and cutting out the middle man, we wouldn’t be able to sustain those prices if we started giving out free sets as well. So you can live safe in the knowledge that all our bands play us because they like the brand enough to buy it. We are very proud of this.


What is the added value for you?

Sticking with our company ethos, we try to bring our buying power to every artist we work with. So if you are looking for t-shirts, stickers or any other merchandise, we aim to help you get the cheapest price. So we make sure you get the best deal. If you are doing an album launch we would put it on our website and help you sell records and reach a global audience. Our website gets hits from all over the world.


We ask to have you join us on Myspace and / or Facebook and / or Twitter and place a link to our page on Myspace.


I hope that you understand how the offer works and I would be very happy to answer any questions you might have. In fact your feedback would be very welcome.


If you wanted to purchase a sample set we are also willing to give you some discount, but not as large as with a part endorsement. We give you a login for our retail site and you can get guitar strings at £3.50 and bass strings at £15. The postage charge will never be more than £1.


As part of our ethos, we have extended a web design offer from our partner Geospoor LTD (www.geospoor.com). You can get great websites at £350 from them.


We also offer endorsements on our plectrums at 35p a pick and lower as well as t-shirt merchandise at very good prices.


Check out the basic t-shirt pricelist: www.dovetailstrings.co.uk/shirts.htm


Kind Regards

Craig Claassen

One Dovetail LTD


http://www.dovetailstrings.co.uk/

Apparently the strings aren't the best but would it be a good idea to go for it? My thinking is that it would look better if my band had an endorsement that none at all.
Gear
Bugera 6262 Head
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Ibanez RGA 121 Prestige
ESP LTD DJ600
Fender USA Stratecaster
Maxon O808
TC Electronic Flashback Delay
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss T-U3 Tuner Pedal
#3
hmm, might go for it, sounds good
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Epiphone Sg special <---meh

Peavey Vypyr 30 <---awesome

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#4
I probably won't be using the actual strings though a my friends band is endorsed by them and he says they are pretty shitty.
Gear
Bugera 6262 Head
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Ibanez RGA 121 Prestige
ESP LTD DJ600
Fender USA Stratecaster
Maxon O808
TC Electronic Flashback Delay
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss T-U3 Tuner Pedal
#5
Unless you really burn through a lot of strings I don’t see the point; what you’re really doing is giving advertising to a company that’s too cheap to even hire a web designer.

And who’s going to care that you’re endorsed by some random guys selling strings under their own brand when it’s no secret that most strings are made by the a handful of Chinese wholesalers? This is like having an endorsement from some guy who sells Amway.