Strings
8-string sets (standard)
Need some strings for your 8-string (or 4-string) electric mandolin? You've come to the right place. (I also sell sets for standard 5-string mandolins, 5-string baritone mandolins, mandolas, octave mandolins, and mandocellos.)
     For mandolins with magnetic pickups, Emando.com sells nickel steel strings for standard GDAE tuning in standard and custom gauges.
     For acoustic/electric mandolins (e.g., Ovation) and others with piezo pickups, Emando.com sells phosphor bronze strings in standard and custom gauges.
     Here are the details:
NICKEL
String Normal Light 34–10 Ultralight Custom
G (4th) .040 .038 .034 .034 Design your own set!
D (3rd) .026 .024 .024 .022
A (2nd) .015 .014 .014 .013
E (1st) .011 .010 .010 .009
 
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The A and E strings are plain steel; the G and D strings are roundwound with nickel steel. Sets are available with either loop-end or ball-end strings. You will automatically get ball-end strings unless you specify loop-end.
PAYMENT: To buy 8-string sets using PayPal, simply make your selection below:
Type
Gauge
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To pay the old-fashioned way, use the shipping rates at the left and send a check or money order payable to

Emando.com
8027 242nd St. SW
Edmonds, WA 98026

Along with your payment, please include your name, address (P.O. boxes OK), and e-mail address, and specify loop-end or ball-end.
 
BRONZE
String Normal Light 34–10 Ultralight Custom
G (4th) .040 .038 .034 .034 Design your own set!
D (3rd) .026 .024 .024 .022
A (2nd) .015 .014 .014 .013
E (1st) .011 .010 .010 .009
 
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The A and E strings are plain steel; the G and D strings are roundwound with phosphor bronze. Sets are available with either loop-end or ball-end strings. You will automatically get ball-end strings unless you specify loop-end.
PRICE: $7 a set, plus shipping.
 
Domestic shipping via U.S. mail
1–2 sets $3.75
3–4 sets $4.75
5–8 sets $5.75
9–10 sets $6.75
11+ sets $7.75
(if you want to order more, let me know)
If you want to calculate the string tension you'll get when you put these strings on your mandolin, use this handy calculation tool. I'm not the only one to offer 8-string sets, although I may be the only one selling them in ball-end. They're somewhat easier to find than they used to be, but still not what you'd call commonplace. Here are some photos of string packages from manufacturers past and present. See the FAQ for further advice on which strings to purchase for your e-mando.
Black Diamond

Black Diamond
Fender
La Bella
La Bella