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D'Addario EJ74 Mandolin Strings Giveaway

By Mandolin Cafe
October 28, 2014 - 11:15 pm

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D'Addario EJ74 Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings

D'Addario EJ74 Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings

Farmingdale, N.Y. — Starting November 3, D'Addario Strings and the Mandolin Cafe will hold a special giveaway of the newly packaged and branded D'Addario EJ74 Mandolin String sets.

12 winning entries will be selected with each winner receiving a dozen D'Addario EJ74 sets and a D'Addario t-shirt. Registration will commence from a link on the Mandolin Cafe home page with the winning entries drawn at random November 10.

Known by their J74 name for decades, only the name and packaging is changing on the iconic sets. Asked about the addition of the letter "E" to the SKU (stock keeping unit) D'Addario's Don Dawson told us, "it represents Environmental. Our E-series was originally released in 1991 which morphed into simply adding an E to the front of any set not contained within a vinyl or plastic external sleeve.

"Although the product itself isn't changing the strings are now vacuum sealed packaged. You'll see other D'Addario mandolin string sets following the same design and packaging process and many of those are already available in the retail market."

About D'Addario EJ74 Strings

About D'Addario

D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under seven product divisions: D'Addario Fretted, D'Addario Orchestral, Evans Drumheads, ProMark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario Planet Waves Accessories. A family-owned and operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, the company manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota's Lean manufacturing principles. D'Addario has a distribution network in 120 countries and serves more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and more than 3,000 endorsing artists.

Additional information

NOTE: some web sites where D'Addario's strings are sold (including D'Addario's corporate site) are still reflecting the original packaging art. This announcement covers only the new design and is not intended to represent what design might be shipped to you as the result of a purchase.

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jocooder
October 29, 2014 08:33 AM
I love these strings.They last a long time, and sound great.
Mike Steadfast-Ward
October 29, 2014 09:35 PM
Another great prize, will have to wait patiently for the third to enter. Worth looking forward to.
jmr57
November 01, 2014 12:18 AM
they the best in my humble opinion
Dagger Gordon
November 01, 2014 01:50 AM
I always use J74s, and have done for pretty much as long as I remember.
Very occasionally I have experimented with something else, but it never lasted long and I would soon return to what seems to suit me fine - D'Addario J74s.
Gene Summers
November 01, 2014 07:05 PM
D'Addario J74's are what I am using now, great strings!
Dan Douris
November 11, 2014 12:57 PM
well I checked my email and must not be this Dan...:(
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