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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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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.

Brilliant sound and excellent longevity.


Your strings are the origin of your sound. Commit to quality. Order now.

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MartinM400 80/20 Bronze Light Mandolin Strings
 
3.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (7), 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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4.0

Great Value

By 

from Rockford, ILLINOIS

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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 

      from Iowa

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      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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        1.0

        Disappointing.

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        from 13 miles West of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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        Pros

        • I couldn't find any pros about this set.

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

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

          One of the A strings popped before I could even bring it up to pitch. The E string popped moments later while the instrument was sitting on a stand.
          So, two broken strings right from the start. I know these are the cheapest strings, but I thought with the Martin name, I'd be OK. I guess not.

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          4.0

          The strings are great, the sound has improved very much.

          By 

          from Chino Valley, AZ

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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:

            My old strings were coroded. The new strings have increase the tonal quality very much.

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            5.0

            Great Strings

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            from Lakeland, fl

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Great price and quality

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                5.0

                Excellent strings!

                By 

                from NH

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                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.

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                  4.0

                  My reviews are always the same

                  By 

                  from Athens, Tn

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Okay

                  Cons

                  • Don't Carry My Brand

                  Best Uses

                  • Trying Various Bramds

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

                  I have used nothing but DARCO Electric strings since Martin first began selling them. I have to now go to other dealers to buy them. Don't know why it would be such a problem to stock them since you stock all the others from the same people. I only ordered these brands to try different sounds to see how i liked them and if i decided to change. I will stick with my normal brand, beeter sound and feel. Just wasted the time and money to try others so i could continue to use your store.

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                  5.0

                  pro sound

                  By 

                  from Schenectady, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    good strings, if you play a lot change your strings get the best sound from your musical investment

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                    5.0

                    Martin Mandolin Strings

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                    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

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                    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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