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    Quote Originally Posted by dan in va View Post
    Have been waiting patiently for Just Strings to stock them but don't see them on their website yet. Just e-mailed them, so maybe they'll get with the program.
    They are on their website now.

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    Thanks for the link and update. i'm looking forward to trying the Martin Monels in my next string order. i must say that Just Strings was very, very responsive to my request in stocking them. Maybe i was only one of many who want them.

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    I just ordered some for my oval hole; I'm looking forward to trying them out!

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    I just restrung with a Curt Mangan Monel set (11-15-26-40), which I'm liking a lot. I will try the Martin version in my next strings order.

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    Since Martin strings are made in Mexico, will any of the changes in our trade status with that country effect the price of these strings? Just curious not wanting to start a riot here.

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    The Martin Monel medium strings I just ordered from Musician's Friend were $5.99 per set.
    No need for a riot. Yet.

    Daddario NB Custom mediums are twice as much.

    Hope they are at least half as good.

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    I bought one set of the Martin Strings at American Musical Supply, paid no shipping. Put them on my Collings and wow! They are nice. Good sound, good feel I think I'm going to like them a lot.

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    I'm still experimenting with Daddario Nickel Bronze(custom mediums) on F5 and snakehead mandos. Probably won't get to try ot the Martin Monels
    for a few months or longer. Looking forward to trying them on the snakehead.

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    Did one ever wonder about a deal between Martin and D'Addario on things like mandolin and banjo strings? The old Martin Bluegrass fiddle strings were actually D'Addario Prelude strings. Something to ponder with the new announcement of D'Addario's new monel strings. Gauges sync up across the brands. I am thinking I like nickel better, but will put the monel on my mando through a good test first before going back.

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    I put a set of Martin Monel M465 on my Eastman MD305 a couple of weeks ago. After a few days, they seemed to mellow a bit, giving a very dry, woody tone. I like them for single notes and runs. but miss the louder, fatter bottom end chomp and sustain of phosphor bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chompa View Post
    I put a set of Martin Monel M465 on my Eastman MD305 a couple of weeks ago. After a few days, they seemed to mellow a bit, giving a very dry, woody tone. I like them for single notes and runs. but miss the louder, fatter bottom end chomp and sustain of phosphor bronze.
    Try Curt Mangan Monels ! Best of both worlds !
    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
    Try Curt Mangan Monels! Best of both worlds!
    I agree, yankees1. My experience after several sets of each on three different F5 mandolins over a couple of years have brought me to the conclusion that not all monel sets are created equal.. In order of preference,

    1. Curt Mangan
    2. D'Addario
    3. Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Statman View Post
    I agree, yankees1. My experience after several sets of each on three different F5 mandolins over a couple of years have brought me to the conclusion that not all monel sets are created equal.. In order of preference,

    1. Curt Mangan
    2. D'Addario
    3. Martin
    I didn't have much luck with D'Addario monels but haven't tried Martin. Mangan are great----to my ears !
    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
    Try Curt Mangan Monels ! Best of both worlds !
    Will do. Thanks. I'm still in search mode for "the" strings for my Eastman MD314 Oval Hole F Style. Have GHS medium Bright Bronze on it now... sweet sound. Might try Monels on it next.

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