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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
 
3.9

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (20)
  • Consistent (18)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)

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

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

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    5.0

    JUST Martin & Co !!!

    By Martin

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about M400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings:

    Headline says it all

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    5.0

    They're strings.

    By jimmyknuckles

    from sunnyvale, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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        4.0

        decent strings

        By James the jogger

        from near St. Louis

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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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          5.0

          Great set of strings, much better than the higher price set.

          By George

          from St. Petersburg, Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            I am just starting to learn how to play mandolin.

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            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Mando Man

            from Illinois

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I have used these strings before and I like them.

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                5.0

                I would buy these again.

                By Wee-One

                from 2453

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  Arrived just in thime for my gig!

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                  5.0

                  Soft & Sweet Strings

                  By Mac

                  from Hardinsburg IN

                  About Me Experienced

                  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:

                    My Breedlove Mandolin delivers a rich low tones and a softness to the harmony of the srings. These strings give me the quality that I desire for these sounds.

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                    4.0

                    Great Value

                    By Mike Quinn

                    from Rockford, ILLINOIS

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easy

                      Best Uses

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

                        Excellent value

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                        4.0

                        I would, and have bought again.

                        By fiddler john

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

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

                          After having them on about 4 weeks, one of the high E strings broke as I was loosening the string. The string broke where I had bent it back over itself.
                          I ordered a second set because I liked the tone and my mandolin is over 70 years old and fragile. The lower tension is better for the old mando and a set of these are cheaper than a buying single string. I replaced the E string but, this time I wound it around the machine head instead of bending the string back over itself which, is the most recommended (and easier) method of stringing up a mandolin. The heavier strings seem to be OK with the bending method. They are lighter strings and could be prone to breaking but if you have an older or less expensive instrument, these strings are a good value. The new E string is holding well.

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