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GHS Mandolin (8 String Set) Silk & Bronze Regular, .011 - .040, Endorsed by Doyle Lawson, LSB250

GHS Mandolin (8 String Set) Silk & Bronze Regular, .011 - .040, Endorsed by Doyle Lawson, LSB250
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By Daniel
Suffern, NY
Tone for days
November 25, 2020
I started using Silk and Bronze mandolin strings at the suggestion of my teacher, Barry Mitterhoff. I find that my tone is crystalline and full bodied. Solos cut through the rhythm boys, and the chop is percussive.
ProsA different sound than most other strings.
By Leonard
Olathe Colorado
GHS silk and bronze
June 1, 2020
These really bring out the sound of my mandolin. So far these are best I’ve found at least for my mandolin
By Henry
Greenwood Ar.
These strings sing
June 1, 2020
If you like bronze’s voice but not too jangly metallic sounding these work well. It’s sometimes a matter of finding out if your mandolin sounds better to you with a bronze voice or a Monel voice. I have a 13 A4 that likes Monel and a 23 F4 that sounds best with these. My 2006 GF5 sings best with Monel but my newly completed DIY F5 sings beautifully with these.
Pros1. Beautiful sounding string sets. 2. Consistent high quality without defect or corrosion from poor packaging.
Cons1. Some may find a heavier .0115 E string set preferable.
By Farrok
GHS LBS 250 Strings
August 25, 2012
These strings are excellent in quality and pitch. Also, these strings are easy on the fingers as they are very slick.
By Herb
Super Strings
May 22, 2012
I was using D'Addario J74's, and tried a set of these, and have not turned back. Nice mellow tone, easy on the fingers. The 16mm A String is nice as well. These also seem to have longer life to them.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd A

Plain Steel



3rd D

Silk & Bronze



4th G

Silk & 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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