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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Addario Strings View Post
    Hello everyone!

    Kyle here from the fretted D'Addario product development and management team. I wanted to create a thread where everyone and anyone can ask any questions or leave any comments they might have about our mandolin strings or accessories.

    I'll do my best to answer everyone, but please be patient as I still also have to work today I'm looking forward to hearing from you all!

    I have recently acquired an A style mandolin built like an early Gibson.
    The tailpiece has "studs" or T shaped Posts that you hook the strings over.
    My problem is that the E strings unravel when I tune them up??
    Using DAdarrio Medium weight Phosphor Bronze strings.
    My other Mandolins all have studs and hooks which seem to anchor the strings better, as they go around a right angle and wedge themselves into the hook.
    I am about to solder the twisted wires at the loop end so they dont unravel when I crank on the pressure.
    Bit worried about what the heat will do to the temper of the strings.
    Does anyone have any experience with this type of anchor?
    Will heat damage the strings?
    How else can I secure the strings so the twist doesnt pull out.

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    Sep 2002
    Accord, NY

    Default Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Greetings Kyle,

    I have used D'Addario strings for as long as I have played mandolin. This is the first time that I have encountered a problem. I use the Nickel Bronze Medium Heavy. When I opened the package the "E" strings were fused together at the loop. Please see picture below.

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    Please advise.


    Peter Cook

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