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Author:  Fergmaun [ Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:20 am ]
Post subject:  Best light gauge mandolin strings

What is the best light gauge strings and brand.

I have a secondhand Kentucky KM-171 mandolin I got from hobgoblin music shop that came with light gauge strings.

I would go for 80/20 Bronze wound or phosphor bronze wound. Any different.

Cheers

Fergus

Author:  Kypfer [ Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Best light gauge mandolin strings

Fergmaun wrote:
What is the best light gauge strings and brand.

I have a secondhand Kentucky KM-171 mandolin I got from hobgoblin music shop that came with light gauge strings.

I would go for 80/20 Bronze wound or phosphor bronze wound. Any different.

Cheers

Fergus


I've been very satisfied with "Ernie Ball's" #2323 set, 9,13,22w,34w ... so satisfied I've not tried anything else ;)

Inevitably, YMMV

Author:  Fergmaun [ Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Best light gauge mandolin strings

My mandolin is not the Kentucky KM-171 but the Kentucky KM-172 model.

Still has the strings that came on it and the gauge looks like 11-40 as used digital vernier caliper ruler to measure the diameter of strings.

So light or medium gauged strings.

Cheers Fergus

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