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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
 
3.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent strings!

By 

from Concord, 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.

    Comment on this review

     
    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.

    Comment on this review

     
    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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Martin Mandolin Strings

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Novice

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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.

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      don't judge a book by it's cover

      By 

      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 

          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 

            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

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Easy playing & affordable

              By 

              from The Valley of Lost souls

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              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.

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy Playing

                  By 

                  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.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Martin the string of choice

                    By 

                    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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