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    Default XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

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    First time I've heard of these. Any opinions?
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    Default Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    saw them mentioned at Strings and Beyond but I stuck with my typical order instead. Sounds intriguing.
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    I saw them today on Just Strings and was curious about them. I tried to order a set but had an error that the set was "unorderable"?
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    I ordered some on eBay. Just checked and they should be delivered today. I'll give an update after stringing them up!
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    Default Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Gray View Post
    I ordered some on eBay. Just checked and they should be delivered today. I'll give an update after stringing them up!
    Are they loop ends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicology View Post
    Are they loop ends?
    Yes
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    I’ve had that X series on my guitar for a year. I’m impressed by the strings. They still sound good. I’m going to get them for my mandolins. NFI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Kelley View Post
    I’ve had that X series on my guitar for a year. I’m impressed by the strings. They still sound good. I’m going to get them for my mandolins. NFI.
    I too did the beta testing for the X series for guitar and was impressed with them. Curious of the mandolin set and how they will do.
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    If they stay in tune 131% better than other strings like the ads say,and last 4 times longer,I'm in for a trial set or two.

    They had me at 131%. But it's really hard not to want to try out a new mando string from Daddario.

    They mention that all the strings in the set have extended lifespan treatment.

    The XTs will have to be all that before I switch over from their Monels.

    PS Just ordered one set of mediums and one of custom mediums from Elderly. Not many in stock. Probably be a while before I am able to try them out. The monels last me a long time.
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