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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...Read More

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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 bronze lends the depth needed to make a dreadnought guitar speak, while retaining the sparkle a fine instrument can produce.

Extended life and crystal clarity.


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

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (4)

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

Have used these for years; very pleased with them.

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from Newburgh, IN

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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.

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    5.0

    Guitar Strings

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    from Benbrook Texas

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    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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    5.0

    good deal

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    from knoxville tn.

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Haven't used yet but they will be fine.

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        5.0

        Great site!!

        By 

        from Houston

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Super easy to order and fast delivery

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          5.0

          Love these strings

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          from Long Island NY

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          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:

            These strings have been and will continue to be my go to strings for all my acoustic guitars, I have even tried the coated version of them and still like these better, I see no reason to ever switch

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            4.0

            Crisp and bright sounding strings

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            from Davie, Fl.

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Price And Quality

            Cons

            • Not Individually Package

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Good All Around String
            • Practicing

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

            1st set of strings I bought, work and sound great so far.

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            5.0

            High Quality at Affordable Price

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            from Waldorf, MD

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Sharp Appearance
            • Simple Installation
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              These strings add high quality and value to my guitar. I am very pleased with my purchase.

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              4.0

              EJ16 PHOSPHOR BRONZE LIGHTS

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              from Deltona, FL

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                I keep changing these sooner than I like, maybe next time I'll try the exp coated ones same brand same gauge they say they improved them. Don't get me wrong with a fresh set these sound great maybe I need to wipe them down more after use.

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                5.0

                EJ16 PHOSPHOR BRONZE LIGHT ACOUSTIC STRI

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                from Deltona, FL

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                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:

                  If you read the ad where you buy the hummingbird pro epiphone brand they say they use these strings but if you call gibson they tell you they use gibson masterbuilt strings and specs change and there using medium lights 13-56. Well I use the D'Addario lights EJ16 and they feel like the ones that came with the guitar. I may try the masterbuilt in lights 12-53 but I might just be waisting the extra money for them, next string change I will know for sure just if it sounds better with gibson strings.

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                  5.0

                  Some string noise, otherwise great

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                  from Clovis, New Mexico

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Use Except Jazz
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I get a little string noise with these. Otherwise, they sound, feel are great! I can bend notes easily with these.+

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