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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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (19)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), 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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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

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          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

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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:

                  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

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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 fiddler john

                      from Iowa

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                      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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                        1.0

                        Disappointing.

                        By blueaxe

                        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 None

                          from Chino Valley, AZ

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                          Verified Buyer

                          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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