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Martin M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings  

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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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (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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    5.0

    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

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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

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        4.0

        Easy playing & affordable

        By james richmond

        from The Valley of Lost souls

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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

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            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.

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              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

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                        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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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good strings

                        By AJ

                        from NC

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                        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

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                          (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!

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