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Elderly Instruments Named Straight Up Strings Exclusive Retailer

By Mandolin Cafe
November 1, 2014 - 9:15 am

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Straight Up Strings for Mandolin and Banjo

Straight Up Strings for Mandolin and Banjo

Atascadero, Calif. — Mandolin and banjo players seeking Roger Siminoff's recently released balanced-set banjo and mandolin Straight Up Strings can now add them to their online shopping cart at

In addition to the store, will be the only approved online retailer for Straight Up Strings, Siminoff's string line, which resolves imperfect bridge designs of both the banjo and mandolin to provide improved string-to-string balance.

"We met with Stan (Werbin) at IBMA's World of Bluegrass," Siminoff says "and after about three minutes of describing what we were doing, Stan immediately latched on the to concept. We're happy partner with Elderly Instruments because they really understand what we've done with the technology and are as enthusiastic as we are about spreading the word."

"Roger's been at the forefront of string technology since he was at FRETS Magazine in the 1980s. We've studied his material and talked to plenty of satisfied players, so for us, it makes sense to offer our customers Straight Up Strings," says Stan Werbin, CEO, Elderly Instruments.

Straight Up Strings are engineered with compensated down pressures at the bridge, to make allowances for acoustical differences in strings positioned over the arches of the traditional 3-footed banjo bridge, versus strings positioned over the feet. Likewise, for the mandolin, the effect of strings over the saddle versus strings over the posts are taken into account. The result is string-to-string balance in tone, sustain, clarity and timbre, without changing the character of the instrument.

Straight Up Strings for Banjo and Mandolin in light, medium and heavy gauges. Straight Up Strings for Mandolin are available in medium and heavy gauges.

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