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D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack   

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Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.These acoustic guitar strings feature a computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core. The popular alloy of phosphour bron...Click To Read More About This Product

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Extended life and crystal clarity.

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.

These acoustic guitar strings feature a computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core. The popular alloy of phosphour bronze lends the depth needed to make a dreadnought guitar speak, while retaining the sparkle a fine instrument can produce.


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D'AddarioEJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Long life (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great strings,great service I BE BACK

The strings are excellent but its the service from musicians friend that keeps me as a customer,,i recomend the product and the company,They do me right

The strings are excellent but its the service from musicians friend that keeps me as a customer,,i recomend the product and the company,They do me right

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very harsh, metallic and twangy...

They sound awful to me, but that's an opinion I guess.... however, I vastly prefer the 80/20's, which are more natural, mellow, and seem to go better with...Read complete review

They sound awful to me, but that's an opinion I guess.... however, I vastly prefer the 80/20's, which are more natural, mellow, and seem to go better with the sound of the plain steel strings.
I compared these stings to the 80/20 Bronze D'Addarios that I usually use, by taking an A string and placing it on my guitar in the 6th position, next to an 80/20 Bronze A string of exactly the same gauge. I then picked each string in different ways and noted the results. I would describe the 80/20 as soft and mellow compared to the phosphor bronze. The PB had a very harsh metallic sound to it that I found distinctly unpleasant. My guitar is a grand concert (folk) size Sunlite, with mahogany body and solid spruce top. I used nylon, celluloid and Ultem picks, and the results were pretty much the same in each case. I really dislike the sound of PB... oh, by the way, the PB flat-tops sound the same as the round-wounds, they just slide quieter and cost twice as much. The other string I tested that gave a more sharp but not unpleasant or metallic sound was the D'Addario Silk and Steels... but they do cost twice as much as the 80/20's or the PB's, and they only make one guage of each string, sold in a set.
As usual, D'Addarios are very well made and accurately sized strings.
Like the 80/20 Bronze strings, these are a low price a set and therefore a great deal.

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5.0

Surreal Sound

By Fast Eddie

from London, KY.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

    "My Acoustic guitar never sounded this good"

     
    5.0

    Great set of strings

    By darrinw

    from Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

      I have tried many other brands of strings but I keep coming back to D'addario. They sound great on a cheap guitar and better on a good guitar, They keep their tone longer and have a more balanced tone.
      I recommend their electric strings too.

       
      5.0

      good quality strings

      By Joe the turdball

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

          Have used these strings in the past - good sound

           
          3.0

          pretty dang good

          By Kat

          from wi

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

            Not a bad sounding set. Aside from the fact the wound strings have a faint sitar buzz to them. Not the most noticeable but, Better than the Duncan 's. I've been playing for a long long time and have kind of a perfectionism going on, so that being said. These are very bright, distinct and cut through the mix. I use them at home and studio. Not sure I would use them live. Don't need no sound guy complaining about buzz in the mix. lol....

             
            4.0

            My go to set of strings

            By James

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

            Great sound on the ovation as expected.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good sound

            By Henry

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

            I didn't like the sound of the strings that came with my Yamaha FS720 and replaced them with these. They have a very nice mellow sound. I wanted to use the medium strings, but my instructor was afraid that they might be too much fr this light guitar.

             
            4.0

            good product

            By Timothy

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

            ... wanted to try a set, and they are very nice, but in the end, I shall stick with Ernie Ball products

             
            4.0

            Good Buy!

            By Seth

            from Fate, TX

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

              Just started trying to learn again, and my strings broke. I have a Takamine G240 and found these to be the factory strings. I have had them on and played for about a week to stretch the strings, and they sound great.

               
              5.0

              Have used these for years; very pleased with them.

              By Bob

              from Newburgh, IN

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

                Songwriter. They hold up well between string changes.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Guitar Strings

                By Doug

                from Benbrook Texas

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                Verified Buyer

                Comments about D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

                I used theses before. They have a sound

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