For some time I have enjoyed Martin Monel strings on my various acoustic guitars. They tend to have a stronger fundamental (less overtones) when compared to PB or 80/20 strings. I especially like the Monel strings for my bluegrass acoustic as it gives the guitar a very dry, clear tone that does not step on top of other instruments or voice. My mandolin tends to have very thick overtones, which gives it a blurred, overtly rich tone. Now Martin offers Monel strings for mandolin and I have just purchased (and am awaiting delivery of) a set of the Martin Monels for mandolin. I’ll post when I receive them and let you all know how they feel and sound.
While on the subject, anyone have a favorite mandolin string with a strong fundamental and dry tone?