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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...Read More

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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
 
3.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

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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5.0

Martin Mandolin Strings

By Ron Gatlin

from Michigan

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Price
  • Good Quality
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Learning
  • Practicing

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

These strings brought new life to my mandolin. Easy on the fingers, ring out nice and bright.

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1.0

don't judge a book by it's cover

By pattybd8

from pittsburgh, pa

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

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

      i chose this brand because of the martin reputation...but both e strings broke while restringing..now i have to buy a whole new set..very poor quality

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      5.0

      strings for a 58 years young Martin 2-15

      By none. We have real names.

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        The delivery was excellent, the cost was very good, the strings were all checked with a micrometer before instsllation (we do that on all instruments)and this insures string tension to be suitable.

        We have 8 vintge mandolins (5 Martins, a Tonelli, a Midland and an Osborn). Two have been brought back from the grave, quite literally. All are diffferent in volume and sound, mellow to bright.

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        1.0

        i would not put my name on the box

        By just me and my guitar

        from michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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

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          4.0

          Easy playing & affordable

          By james richmond

          from The Valley of Lost souls

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I put these on older instruments that are not strong enough to handle heavier strings. They sound good and play easy.

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              5.0

              Easy Playing

              By MercenaryMusician

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                These are my preferred string on my 1897 Washburn Bowl Back Mandolin. Excellent tone and playability.

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                5.0

                Martin the string of choice

                By pcsf53

                from Wilsonville OR.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  What!, there's another place to buy strings?

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                  2.0

                  not sure about the quality of these

                  By Bad Wolf

                  from Topeka, KS

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easy

                    Best Uses

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

                      broke both of the E strings while tuning. both had the wrapping near the loop come loose. not sure if this was a fluke thing or what but seemed pretty strange. probably wont buy these again for that reason

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME Mando strings

                      By JoshG.

                      from Fitzgerald, GA

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I just purchased these strings for a Kentucky KM-150 mandolin that I traded an electric guitar and these strings sound great!

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                          4.0

                          They work

                          By james richmond

                          from The Valley of Lost souls

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Strings Good Price
                          • Long Life

                          Cons

                          • There Are Better Strings

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

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

                          I use these on instruments I refurbish. Light guage easy on old tops & glue.

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