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    Anyone know who makes a light gauge (10-34) ball end electric mandolin string...possibly nickel wound not bronze? Thanks.
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    Check out Just strings . They sell single acoustic guitar ball end strings in several metals. You can build / assemble your own set. Keep in mind there is a shipping fee so a larger total order makes for better over all pricing. R/

    https://www.juststrings.com/daddario...lestrings.html
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    Emando.com has them. Individual electric guitar strings also work quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    Emando.com has them. Individual electric guitar strings also work quite well.
    emando for sure:
    http://emando.com/shop/strings8.htm

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    I have odd intonation problems when using guitar strings.

    Emando.com nickel strings made the problems go away.

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    You can also order singles direct from D'Addario if you like their string lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northfolk View Post
    Anyone know who makes a light gauge (10-34) ball end electric mandolin string...possibly nickel wound not bronze? Thanks.
    I use Pyramid flatwounds light and just run a finish nail through tho loops to hold them.

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    In my experience, you might not want to go too light because you're compromising sound, especially with some of the electrics on the market.
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    I've ordered ball-end strings from both emando (custom 5) and juststrings (D'Addario) and have been happy with my purchases.
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