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D'Addario Mandola-Flat Tops Phosphor Bronze, .016 - .053, EFT76

D'Addario Mandola-Flat Tops Phosphor Bronze, .016 - .053, EFT76
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
FT76
SKU:
DAD_EFT76
Price:
$21.97

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By Mike Fox
July 26, 2016
D'Addario Mandola-Flat Tops Phosphor Bronze
I play mandola in a mandolin orchestra. We use European, or tenor, mandola tuning. This is a full octave below the mandolin, not a fifth below the mandolin. A big problem is that the string tension can get too low because of the slackness. These strings solve that problem. The low G stays in tune. The only other ones I've found that solve the slackness problem are the Thomastiks - at $50 a set. And I actually like the sound of these better than the Thomastiks - more sustain and brighter tone.
By Benjamin Ford
June 28, 2016
FT76 Mandola FlatTops
These strings are a little heavier in gauge than most sets, and in fact have a WOUND 1st string (A). If your instrument is set up well, this string set gives remarkable tone and balance between the strings, making it ideal for classical playing. If you just want to bang around on bluegrass or fiddle tunes you may prefer a lighter (and cheaper) set with a plain 1st for brighter tone and ease of playing. But they are worth trying!
By Laurel Bloombaum
September 22, 2011
D'Adario Flat top Mandola Strings
The tone and playability of these strings is excellent. The 'A' strings are very fragile and have to be tuned up very slowly or they break. I learned this the hard way!

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st A

Phosphor Bronze Wound Flat Top

.016

30.3

2nd D

Phosphor Bronze Wound Flat Top

.024

30.7

3rd G

Phosphor Bronze Wound Flat Top

.035

27.9

4th C

Phosphor Bronze Wound Flat Top

.053

24.9



 

"D'Addario's banjo sets are available in light and medium gauges, with a nickel-plated wound 4th string. Our bluegrass set is offered with a phosphor bronze-wound 4th string for extra brilliance and sustain. A complete range of mandolin-family strings is available, as well as various string lines for dulcimer, ukulele, tenor guitar, country fiddle, cuatro, oud, and bouzouki. D'Addario prides itself on offering quality strings for every popular stringed instrument available. Unfortunately, economic reasons and a lack of technical information prevent us from carrying stock sets for certain obscure or special instruments. Custom designed and manufactured strings can be made for a reasonable cost, presuming accurate specifications about the instrument can be provided."

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