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D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings

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Gauges: 11-15-26-40.Genuine phosphor bronze alloy retains flexibility as well as brilliant tone for many hours of hard play. Computer-controlled wrap...Click To Read More About This Product

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Superb tone that really lasts.

Gauges: 11-15-26-40.

Genuine phosphor bronze alloy retains flexibility as well as brilliant tone for many hours of hard play. Computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core ensures consistency and extends life.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your mandolin.

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They retain their brilliance long after similar bronze and brass alloy strings go dead. Don't wait for catastrophe, order several sets today.

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D'AddarioJ74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value

Been playing mandolin in bluegrass bands for 30 years and have used lots of different strings. These are my regular strings until I am presented with a better value. I play an early...Read complete review

Been playing mandolin in bluegrass bands for 30 years and have used lots of different strings. These are my regular strings until I am presented with a better value. I play an early 80's Randy Wood mandolin and love the sound, especially after the strings have deadened a bit... then I'm good to go for a month or more, depending on how many gigs I play.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

E Strings Didn't Hold Up

Both E strings broke as I was tuning them up for the first time, one right after another. Threw the original el-cheapo E strings back on the mando and haven't had any trouble...Read complete review

Both E strings broke as I was tuning them up for the first time, one right after another. Threw the original el-cheapo E strings back on the mando and haven't had any trouble since. Hoping that it was just a random mishap.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By williamanesbitt

from Little Rock

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Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

Been playing mandolin in bluegrass bands for 30 years and have used lots of different strings. These are my regular strings until I am presented with a better value. I play an early 80's Randy Wood mandolin and love the sound, especially after the strings have deadened a bit... then I'm good to go for a month or more, depending on how many gigs I play.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Steven Davidson-Mandolin Player

By Steven Howard Davidson

from andersonville,Tn.

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Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

They are the only strings I buy.
Great strings
I like them better than the Elixirs!
Very affordable.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Consistent with my Breedlove Alpine mandolin

By Jack Roy-Feczko

from Edmonds, WA

Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

These are performance consistent with my Alpine mandolin. I play in-between a bluegrass and celtic style. It's bright yet full toned.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

steve davidson

By Steven Howard Davidson

from andersonville,Tn.

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Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

I have tried a lot of mandolin strings but these are are the best I'ved tried.
Great strings price and quality!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bang for the buck

By SecondGear

from Tacoma, WA

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Lively Action
  • Sweet Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

    I had the option of lots of different companies to go with to restring my new mandolin, and I chose this brand because I have found they produce consistent, strong, solid products.

    I was given a Chinese built mid-model mandolin, and the stock strings were beyond terrible. It made sense to put the good performance strings on the instument, but to not go overboard with high end.

    The sound was immediately better by putting these strings on. Putting this good grade and high quality string maximized whatever voice I will get out of this entry level instrument.

    I am very pleased with the result.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best for a Reason

    By Protypex9

    from Arkansas

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All

      Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

      These are the most recommended strings I've seen. They have amazing sound clarity and volume.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Yikes!!

      By Brenda Strong

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

      Put these strings on the other night and both an E and G string broke right away. Very disappointing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      E Strings Didn't Hold Up

      By JWD85

      from Nashville, NC

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Price

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

        Both E strings broke as I was tuning them up for the first time, one right after another. Threw the original el-cheapo E strings back on the mando and haven't had any trouble since. Hoping that it was just a random mishap.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I've used these strings for years.

        By BJ

        from Sebastian, Fl

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

            I have used these strings for years. I really like them.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            would buy again

            By zappa

            from florida

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

            Good strings, would buy again

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good tone and stay in tune!

            By Del

            from North Dakota

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                Replaced the factory strings with these D'addario strings and they are great! Good tone and stay in tune, all I could ask for.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                strings

                By Jim

                from bristol,pa.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Great Stings Hold Tune
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                  great value for long lasting strings

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By Donnie

                  from Springfield Mo.

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                    They are a quality string made by a quality company!!

                     
                    5.0

                    great sound

                    By Ed

                    from Ar

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                      Great sounding strings

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Purchase

                      By Johnny

                      from Phila. Pa.

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                        Great tone....oud and clear.

                         
                        5.0

                        strings

                        By Johnny

                        from Phila. Pa.

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Great sound

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Great For Everything

                        Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                        very nice strings

                         
                        5.0

                        They make my mandolin sing.

                        By Harleymichaeld

                        from BE Arkansas

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                          When I bought my mandolin, I put coated strings on it. It sounded like it had a wet towel over it. Since I've been using the D'Adarrio's it sounds like what I hear on the CD's. It's full sounding, yet balanced. You don't hear one note above another. They lasted 2 months last time. It would've been longer, but I let someone else play it and the acid in their fingers killed them.

                           
                          4.0

                          j74 phosphor bronze strings.

                          By lloyd

                          from jonesboro,ar

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario J74 Phosphor Bronze Medium Mandolin Strings:

                            good strings with good tone quality.

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