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    Default Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    I started using these over a year or so ago and I swear they were much cheaper then the current $17+ price???

    I had gotten a dozen or so and hadnít checked the pricing in a long time. I like these strings but at that price I will go with J74s instead...

    Did I miss something? Is this tariff related? Were they always this pricey and I wasnít paying attention? Lol

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    Yea, I remember buying these about a year ago at around $13.00 a set. What a bummer! They're great strings on my Silverangel, and last a long time.

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    So glad I stocked up.
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    IMO the best string for tone and price is the Dunlop DMN1140 nickel wound.

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    String selection depends a lot on the individual instrument. The monels don’t sound great on every mandolin, but sound great on enough of mine that I keep a supply around. They do last a long time too.
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    I just tried out a set of Monel alloy from Curt Mangan and D'Addario on the mandolin I play most. I don't care for the tone... too bright. And of course string choice depends on the instrument , players technique and tonal preference. That written, I am a Curt Mangan fan and will continue to use their PB alloy strings. This company produces excellent quality strings. Meanwhile we can all write about what hasn't gone up in cost...… hmmmmm … R/
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    The absolute best business model is to have a product people think is too high a price as they buy it.
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    I just got a code for 20% off - 14YEARS

    I have a great mandolin that leans towards the modern sound. I have tried several strings. Sounded good to great with all of them but I prefer that traditional Gibson/Bluegrass sound. These are a good match with my mandolin, balanced, loud (my wife and daughter are not sure that is a good thing) and more traditional sounding. Also I was thinking of replacing the tuners on my mandolin, seemed I was constantly tuning (more than a normal mandolin). But for what ever reason they stay in tune much better. So overall very happy with them.

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    Not to hijack, but tuners are generally the least likely cause of tuning issues. Nut slots the most.
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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    I see them at 13.47 on their site. Can’t tell if that includes the 20% off sale.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    I see them at 13.47 on their site. Can’t tell if that includes the 20% off sale.
    So I was missing something!
    Thank you! I had never ordered direct from them, always through an internet string website. I was able to get them for a little over $10 per set by ordering 12 sets and getting the 20% discount. Which is great, cause I usually buy in bulk anyway.
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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    I see them at 13.47 on their site. Canít tell if that includes the 20% off sale.
    That's the regular price Bill. The 20% shows up at the cart

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    Default Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    Just ordered these strings for $10.50 a set for a six pack ! Bought at gimmesomestrings.com. I have bought several times from this site ( Jason) and ships very quickly !
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