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Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings

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Gauges 10-14-24-34.Martin M400 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings are made from 80/20 composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of soun...Click To Read More About This Product

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Brilliant sound and excellent longevity.

Gauges 10-14-24-34.

Martin M400 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings are made from 80/20 composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound. The bronze winding is ideally suited for making strings that have deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles.

Martin strings are high-quality strings designed for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements to make the grade. Martin mandolin strings are wound to precise specifications.


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MartinM400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings
 
4.0

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Consistent (21)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Long life (9)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (7), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings for the money

I can't say enough about these strings. I don't understand the other reviewer's issues with these strings. I repair a lot of a-style or campfire mandolins, and every single mandolin that leaves my...Read complete review

I can't say enough about these strings. I don't understand the other reviewer's issues with these strings. I repair a lot of a-style or campfire mandolins, and every single mandolin that leaves my shop sports a set of these strings. I have yet to have any issues or any negative feedback about them. I also use them on my own A-style mandolin, and have never had an issue with them myself. They last as long as any other mandolin string that I know of. Are there better strings out there? Probably, but for the price, and as many as I purchase, I am not complaining, nor do I feel the need to have to try out other strings. Do I have any comparison, yes, as I do tend to try other strings out to look for the best possible sound for my own instrument, but these work great, and I feel no need to look any further for anything better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

i would not put my name on the box

ok these strings have the martin name on the box,and they say they go thru strict standards,believe me when i say that is not true,,these are the worst strings i have...Read complete review

ok these strings have the martin name on the box,and they say they go thru strict standards,believe me when i say that is not true,,these are the worst strings i have ever seen,,the end loop on the e strings was very large when i got them as a strung the instrument i found out why,,you tune them up and the sound just keeps going lower,this is because the loop is getting looser and looser and then it comes right out,i went thru 4 sets and everyone had the same thing happen,,i went thru 4 sets because i took pics of the problem and a video to show how careful i was stringing the mando,,and sent them to martin customer service,,i have 4 more sets that i will be doing a youtube video with,i have been playing for almost 30 yr's and have 6 guitars 2 mando's a banjo and bass,,,i know how to set up and play many instruments and worked as an intrument tech for yr's in oklahoma,my wife play's mando and my 4 children play guitars mando's and fiddle's,and i have taught many people to play,,so i hope you get the fact i know what im doing here,,martin please we respect and love the name martin in america to drop the ball on something like this is just terrible,,fix the problem please,the end loop is not far enough into the windings on these strings,dont waste your money,,"martin company" whats going on here will you soon become "wal-martin"with these cheap vendors making your strings and guitars

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings for the money

By Dhoenisch

from Chicagoland, IL

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Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

I can't say enough about these strings. I don't understand the other reviewer's issues with these strings. I repair a lot of a-style or campfire mandolins, and every single mandolin that leaves my shop sports a set of these strings. I have yet to have any issues or any negative feedback about them. I also use them on my own A-style mandolin, and have never had an issue with them myself. They last as long as any other mandolin string that I know of. Are there better strings out there? Probably, but for the price, and as many as I purchase, I am not complaining, nor do I feel the need to have to try out other strings. Do I have any comparison, yes, as I do tend to try other strings out to look for the best possible sound for my own instrument, but these work great, and I feel no need to look any further for anything better.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Mandolin Player & Guitar

By Steven Howard Davidson

from andersonville,Tn.

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Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

Don't waste your money on these strings.I put on a set and strummed 2 chords and the e string came unwound at the loop on tail piece.El cheap O!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good strings

By AJ

from Western NC

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

    I use these on my wifes mandolins (TWO)all the time. She likes them better than all the others we tried. You gotta keep Mama happy! Right

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent strings!

    By Marah

    from NH

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

      Great strings. I always buy light strings for my mandolin. They are easy to play so I can play for a long time without any discomfort.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      i would not put my name on the box

      By just me and my guitar

      from michigan

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

        ok these strings have the martin name on the box,and they say they go thru strict standards,believe me when i say that is not true,,these are the worst strings i have ever seen,,the end loop on the e strings was very large when i got them as a strung the instrument i found out why,,you tune them up and the sound just keeps going lower,this is because the loop is getting looser and looser and then it comes right out,i went thru 4 sets and everyone had the same thing happen,,i went thru 4 sets because i took pics of the problem and a video to show how careful i was stringing the mando,,and sent them to martin customer service,,i have 4 more sets that i will be doing a youtube video with,i have been playing for almost 30 yr's and have 6 guitars 2 mando's a banjo and bass,,,i know how to set up and play many instruments and worked as an intrument tech for yr's in oklahoma,my wife play's mando and my 4 children play guitars mando's and fiddle's,and i have taught many people to play,,so i hope you get the fact i know what im doing here,,martin please we respect and love the name martin in america to drop the ball on something like this is just terrible,,fix the problem please,the end loop is not far enough into the windings on these strings,dont waste your money,,"martin company" whats going on here will you soon become "wal-martin"with these cheap vendors making your strings and guitars

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Strings

        By Tom C

        from El Paso TX

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        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts

          Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

          I bought a cheapie mandolin just to stimulate my interests. I used these strings on the first re-string and they made the mandolin sonud 150% better. Great value too!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Sound good, but broke early

          By Dan-84bNY

          from Baltimore, MD

          Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

          Both of the E strings broke at the same time. They really didn't last that long.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          For the money, these are decent strings

          By lNllClK

          from Erie, PA

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          Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

          These strings are fine for my purposes. I am a beginning Mandolin player and have a beginner's level mandolin (it's a Savannah SF 100.) Compared to the strings that came with it, these strings are much brighter, hold a tune better, and resonate longer. The stock strings were probably dying or close to it, so anything would be an improvement. These strings are fine for the money though, not coated like Elixirs. The price is right and they get the job done. If you are a beginning mandolin player, I would recommend these strings to replace the stock strings that came with your instrument if you don't want to spend more money on the Elixirs.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Awful quality

          By Alex-GCnBe

          from Boston

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          Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

          I bought these to replace the stock ones on my Michael Kelly Legacy mando, and they made it sound horrendous. There is no bass what soever, and it sounds mildly distorted through the pickups. Acoustic it sounds extremely dry. It basically sounds like a cheap electric guitar now. I would much more suggest the Elixirs.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          less than expected

          By Terry Wellman

          from Washington State

          Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

          Over all, the strings are serviceable, but the quality is not great.
          I bought this set due to the Martin brand name. One string broke on installation but I was able to use it on a nearer peg. If I had realized that these strings are made in Mexico, I would not have purchased them.. and will not purchase Martin strings again.
          I realize that these are light strings, but I did not over tension them, having an electronic tuner at hand.
          The strings are easy to fret.

           
          5.0

          mandolin strings

          By notoe

          from nc

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

            The strings are well worth the money for my use.

             
            5.0

            I will buy these again and again!

            By Cindy in SC

            from Florence, SC

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

              Great strings!

               
              4.0

              Mandolin strings

              By NA

              from Roswell, NM

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                Easy to put on.

                 
                5.0

                Affordable value

                By Nancy J

                from Western Pa

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                Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                These are great strings at an affordable price. I buy several sets at a time for two bluegrass bands I play in.

                 
                5.0

                great strings for a great price

                By Den

                from Ar.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                  used for practicing and occasional gigs. great strings for a great price.

                   
                  1.0

                  Not recommended!

                  By toe

                  from GA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • inexpensive

                  Cons

                  • poor quality control

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                    Not recommended. The loop end on the E sting with two different sets unraveled.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great price on the necessities of a player

                    By Jim

                    from Staunton, Illinois

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                      Everyone needs FRESH STRINGS to sound Good....Period....
                      Musician's Friend has been my Mail Order Friend since the 1970s

                       
                      5.0

                      JUST Martin & Co !!!

                      By Martin

                      from undisclosed

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                      Headline says it all

                       
                      5.0

                      They're strings.

                      By jimmyknuckles

                      from sunnyvale, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                          We all need strings. These sound good. Better, at least, than the strings my mandolin came with. They improved the sound immensely.

                           
                          4.0

                          decent strings

                          By James the jogger

                          from near St. Louis

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

                            Bought these to replace stock strings on my Manson, a definite improvement.

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