20% Recommend this product (1 of 5 responses)
By David B.
Upper Mississippi valley
For a lighter touch
November 9, 2019
If maximum loudness isn't required, this lighter-gauge set will be perfect for you. They'll produce the same great tone as EJ-74s, with easier fretting.
ProsEasier playing action.
ConsMay require alteration to your mandolin's setup. Less volume.
By Terry K.
J73 D'Addarios on my Ovation MM68
August 4, 2010
Although my ovation takes ball ends, it is worth the trouble to use these. (I just put balls in the loops.) Reason: Unless I use a .038 on the 4th the MM68 is not properly intonating there. This has a .038. The .024 is also to spec and intonates well and although the mandolin specs call for .011 & .016 1st & 2nd, the .010 & .014 work beautifully, are a bit easier in my fingers and are in great intonation. In short, if you have an MM68, these are worth trying.
By Steve K.
March 31, 2010
Wasn't sure I needed new strings on my mandolin. I changed them anyway, putting on the D'Addario J73 set. What a difference! Beautiful tone and sustain compared to whatever I had on there before. Great price, too. Recommended.
December 6, 2009
Just put these on a customer's Ibanez mandolin. After a lot of work and a nice setup they sound great. They really pop and have a nice sustain that works well with this mandolin.
December 2, 2009
These are great! A hair lighter than the traditional bluegrass strings, these make my Phoenix mandolin sparkle a bit more and are a touch easier on the fingers.