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    Sounds good.

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    Sounds tasty - That's a whole lot of strings, and a box of goodies, to boot! Giving out 12 of these, so fangers, toes and eyes crossed over here.
    Thanks again to The Mandolin Cafe and D'Addario..and Yum!

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    I just put a set on my Ellis F5 . They sound fine but I prefer GHS A270's to my ear.

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    I"m ready!

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    I sure appreciate all these giveaway drawings Scott lines up for us. They are a lot of fun. I think they also show that the people making the things we use (mandolins, strings, amplifiers, etc) value the Cafe and its connection to all of us. What could be better?

    BTW, the Schertler drawing a while back that I won has directly resulted in the sale of at least a couple of Schertler pickups that I am aware of. It has also made a number of players in my area aware of their great products and may result in more sales. I am really glad to see that working out for Schertler. I want our industry supporters to prosper as well. It is good for all of us!

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    Yes, it's all about the individual ear- and the individual mandolin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandopixie View Post
    Yes, it's all about the individual ear- and the individual mandolin..
    I think they would sound better too if they were free from winning a set !!
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees1 View Post
    I think they would sound better too if they were free from winning a set !!
    I do believe that you are right in this thinking, yankees1. Hopefully, I'll be able to confirm or deny soon enough!

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    I just put a set of these on my F5 and they sound fantastic. They also feel very smooth on the fingers. Might be my new go-to set... have been using the EXPs for awhile but these have a smoother, warmer sound... NICE!

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    Registration has ended. We will be contacting the winning entries in a few minutes.

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    Default Re: Article: D'Addario Monel String Sets Giveaway

    Winning entries have now been contacted by email.

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    Woo-hoo! I'm one of the dozen lucky winners, and boy, am I stoked!
    Thanks again to Scott and D'Addario for making my day today.

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    dang! I was hoping for this one since I recently discovered another brand of Monels don't sound too bad at all and wanted to compare. Thanks anyway for the chance!
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    I won... I won! Many thanks to Scott and DA for this fantastic surprise. I am a convert to the Monel sound just recently so this is really great timing! By the way Drew, (above) I have played both the D'Addario Monels and another leading brand and prefer the DAs... I think their high-carbon steel formula (this is used in the EXP strings as well) makes the difference...

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    Just checked my email and saw that I won too! Thanks Scott for making such a great place for us mandolin lovers!

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    Congrats to the winners! It will be fun to try new strings I'm sure!

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    Default Re: Article: D'Addario Monel String Sets Giveaway

    Congrats winners, not me I guess I'll have to buy some to see what the fuss is about as I've never tried monel strings. Are they an old type of string? recipe?

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    Default Re: Article: D'Addario Monel String Sets Giveaway

    All 12 winning entries have replied back to us with mailing addresses. My D'Addario contact tells me the items should be shipping Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    All 12 winning entries have replied back to us with mailing addresses. My D'Addario contact tells me the items should be shipping Friday.
    Thank you so much Scott! I am one of the lucky winners. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful resource here with the mandolin café. I enjoy this site so much.

    **** And thank you to D'addario **** I have used J74 strings for the past 25 years.

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    FYI to winners -

    Our D'Addario contact indicated winning items should starting shipping late today or early tomorrow.

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    FYI -

    Heard from a couple of winners that they're received their package from D'Addario so hopefully everyone will have received by the end of today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    FYI -

    Heard from a couple of winners that they're received their package from D'Addario so hopefully everyone will have received by the end of today.
    Mine just arrived. I am so fortunate - thanks again, Scott and D'Addario!
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