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GHS Mandolin Classical Extra Light Gauge, .009 - .032, for Potato Bug and other fragile instruments, A240

GHS Mandolin Classical Extra Light Gauge, .009 - .032, for Potato Bug and other fragile instruments, A240
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By George M.
Great strings
July 31, 2012
Those extra light strings are great and excellent for bowl back mandolins and they are easy to play.
By Kevin
GHS A 240 Ultra Light Strings
September 26, 2011
I use these on both my mandolins. A Godin A8 and a refurbished original Samick. These strings last a long time and keep their tone for an extended period of time. Just as long as the "coated" strings in my opinion. The light weight of the string allows for effortless articulate "Hammer Ons" and "Pull Off" techniques. The heavier mandolin strings make these techniques impossible. Volume is not a problem at all; I find they cut through quite well acoustically and have a pleasant depth to the sound. Not "tinny" at all.
By Joe H.
extra light GHS mandolin strings
June 30, 2011
Excellent service, and just what I needed! I've never ordered strings online, but that will soon change. I play several stringed instruments which require replacement periodically. The prices and choices are exceptional!
By Jim
GHS Mandolin Strings A240
April 25, 2011
Good Service from the provider.

Excellent choice for my Potato Bug.

I Highly recommend this "Just Strings" and the GHS A240 Strings.
By Jose
December 24, 2010
Awsome product. There are the best (light) Mandolin Strings I have used. I highly recommend them.
By Wild T.
GHS Mandolin Classical Extra Light
September 26, 2010
100+ year old bowl back (probably Oscar Schmidt) needed minimum tension, and these strings work! Nice sound too. Good price too.
By Catherine
GFH A240 Extra Light
August 16, 2010
These are fine strings - nice tone. I personally have not noticed a significant lost of volume or power. I feel better about being able to take some stress off my old (1907) Gibson A-1 and perhaps preserve it a little longer.
By Big K.
Mando Strings
March 12, 2010
The PB strings have now been fitted to my Mando and gave a warmer tone

After trying lots of different weights and makes of strings this proved to be the ideal combination.

It made the tone more jazz/celtic as opposed to bluegrass,

The action is now perfect,(less buzzing too)

The faster rebound on these strings made playing faster and more accurate. Now fitted, previously suspected I wouldn't even need or want to try others.

The Mando has now become playable for my Son and Wife, whereas the stadard strings were stronger but made the thing virtually unplayable. Tone has considerably improved

If your outside USA non tarnished ones are hard to find, and postage is prohibitive. I sent mine to a US friend, who then sent them on, and it worked out less than half the cost on postage.
By mike l.
January 11, 2010
Great strings for the old bowl backs!






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd A

Plain Steel



3rd D

Phosphor Bronze



4th G

Phosphor Bronze




GHS Strings


"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."



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