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GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light

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Phosphor bronze sets are bright with longer tone life. For Potato Bug and other fragile instruments. Ultra Light gauge: 9-13-20-32...Click To Read More About This Product

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Phosphor bronze sets are bright with longer tone life. For Potato Bug and other fragile instruments. Ultra Light gauge: 9-13-20-32


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GHSPhosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra L

By Kevin P

from Australia

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Feel Under Fingers
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Seem To Last A Long Time
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

    Have been using these on my Godin A8 electric Mandolin and Samick Custom Acoustic Mandolin for about 15 years now. They are light strings and are great for hammer ons and pull off techniques which is part of my playing style. Tremelo and other techniques work fine. They project well and are the best Mandolin strings for my purposes. I have played a lot of Mandolin over the years. Concert work, Church and Religeous music and live work.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect strings for my mandolins!

    By Skooter

    from Concord, NH

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

      I have many vintage instruments that require a little extra care. The ultra lights don't put so much tension and stress on the old necks. They sound great and are easy on the finger tips also.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Super soft

      By Guy

      from San Francisco

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

          I bought these strings because I have a tendinitis in my left elbow and have problems with pressing down on regular strings. These strings are way easier to play but the E string vibrates weirdly.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect strings for vintage mandolins

          By Skooter

          from Concord, NH

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

            These ultra light strings are perfect for our vintage mandolins. They sound bright yet have a rich tone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Only thing I could find in an ultralight

            By iguana

            from MN

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            Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

            Nothing fancy, but they work and the mandolin sounds great.
            I had to get ultra lights because I've had a lot of pain playing with regular gauge strings. These seem to have solved that problem.

             
            5.0

            Perfect for my needs

            By Clutch

            from Virginia

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

                Needed something lighter. I have used all the heavier gauges for years. My mandolin has stood the test of time & I wanted to reduce the neck tension a bit.

                 
                5.0

                Would Buy Again

                By Munchkin

                from Port Clinton PA

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

                  I have been using these stings for quite some time. They sound great and last long

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Strings for my vintage Strad-O-Lin!!

                  By Fiddle&GuitarMan

                  from Mars Hill, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy On Fingers and Instrument
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

                    I have used these strings on my vintage Strad-O-Lin mando before, and since it has a bit of a bow to the neck these lighter gauge do just fine. Stay in tune, too. I've recorded with it and have received very positive comments, as well as people who see the mandolin up close and marvel at it's tone. Being one of the early 50's plywood-topped instruments without a bass bar, the top would be prone to sinking if I used anything heavier, so in my case these are the perfect strings. If you seek a gauge that won't hurt your fingers on a higher-action instrument these are your best bet. Good, bright tone and they last a while.

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect strings for vintage mandolins

                    By Skooter

                    from Concord, NH

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about GHS Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings Ultra Light:

                      I restore vintage instruments and use the high quality GHS ultra light mandolin strings because I can always depend on them not to stress the old necks. They sound great and can take vigorous play.

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