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D'Addario J74 Mandolin Strings, Phosphor Bronze, Medium, 11-40


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  • D'Addario's best selling mandolin set
  • Loopend construction for universal fit
  • Phosphor Bronze for long lasting, warm and bright tone
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .011/.011, 015/.015, Phosphor Bronze Wound .026/.026, .040/.040
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D'Addario J74 Mandolin Strings, Phosphor Bronze, Medium, 11-40 + Planet Waves Mandolin Strap, Brown + Golden Gate GGMP-12 Mandolin Flat Picks, 12-Pack
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000EEHMXA
  • Item model number: J74
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

D'Addario Phopshor Bronze mandolin strings are acclaimed worldwide for their great, long-lasting tone. Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm acoustic tone.

From the Manufacturer

J74, D'Addario's best selling mandolin set, is the standard established by David Grisman and Ricky Skaggs. Warm and bright phosphor bronze tone with the optimal blend of tight playing tension and strong projection. Loopend construction for universal fit.

D'Addario mandolin strings are trusted by legends like David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Ronnie McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Mike Marshall, Adam Steffey, and more, for their natural acoustic tone and reliable performance. They are made from the highest quality plain steel, stainless steel, nickel plated steel and phosphor bronze and are available in a wide variety of gauges.

D'Addario, the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument strings, is known as The Players Choice with a reputation for unsurpassed quality and consistency. D'Addario's innovative, packaging reduces waste and provides protection from corrosion. All D'Addario strings are manufactured in the U.S.A. using proprietary, digitally controlled, state-of-the-art machinery for unmatched performance, set after set.



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Customer Reviews

These strings are bright, have a crisp tone, and they feel great.
Amanda
They are made from quality materials and care is given with quality control to ensure the buyer of a good product.
SnoopGrampyGramps
D'Addario strings have become the favorite for all my guitars, and now my two mandolins.
David Burch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Clare Chu on September 28, 2007
The J74's are sort of the default string that mandolin dealers put on their instruments. They are bright and brassy when new, and give a decent punch to the sound. However because they are bronze, they can discolor your fingers and they tarnish pretty quickly, especially in the summer when your fingers are sweatier. Also, since they are round-wound, they are harder to fret than a flat-wound string and harder to shift up and down. But the people who like them change them often, like once in 30 days or so, or whenever they play a gig, to get that nice bright brassy punch for when they are new. This is because they get to a point where you have to work harder just to get the same volume, being less elastic, and less lively. One thing is sure, that the J74's are loud and zingy, and that's why dealers put them on their mandolins. Some folks move to the heavier J75's to get even louder and fatter woof on their chops. The J74's are brighter and more aggressive than flatwound strings and cut through when you're in ensemble work. Just make sure to change them often to get the best performance.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D.B. Spalding on June 1, 2009
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Good, affordable lightweight strings for most types of mandolin playing. A preferred practice of mine is to keep a set around in case I have to restring entirely, and if something breaks, I can restring from this set, then replenish with a single pair of strings for $1-2$, so I always have a complete set, but don't get stuck with 4-5 of any one string size.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Boiler98 on December 31, 2011
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I bought a cheap Rogue A100 mandolin, and after setting it up I of course replaced the cheap factory strings. I put these on, and what a difference. These aren't too heavy, not too light. They ring nicely. I find that coating bronze strings with a good string cleaner, like Dunlop 65 Ultraglide, can help you avoid the dirty fingers and get much more life from the strings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Alford on July 4, 2012
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I love these strings and wouldn't use any other brand for my F-Style Mandolin. But I would caution beginners that this particular size is a little rough (hard on the fingers). The sound carries a little longer and has a sweeter tone than lighter strings, but if you're just starting out, a lighter string may work better for you. Later, if you can stand "building up" to using a stronger, medium string, these are very nice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David J. Huber VINE VOICE on August 28, 2010
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What more can I say? These strings sound GREAT! They play wonderfully, work well together, have a nice brilliant (but not tinny) sound, and are excellently made. These are not going to unwind on you or break easily.

Excellent. That's all there is to say about it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Herbert Lucki on May 4, 2010
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What can onsay about these/ They are just one of the best if not the best strings. They don;t require much stretching to stay in tune, super tone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cortnie7 on March 22, 2012
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This is the first time I've had to change the strings on my mandolin (haven't had long). These strings seem to give a very nice twang when plucking and feathering. I would buy again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Burch on February 14, 2012
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D'Addario strings have become the favorite for all my guitars, and now my two mandolins. Consistent quality and good tone and volume have made me loyal to the brand.
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