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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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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
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Well built / quality (11)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), 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

good quality strings

By PlumHunter

from Massaschusetts

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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

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      3.0

      pretty dang good

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      By Kat

      from wi

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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....

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        4.0

        My go to set of strings

        By James

        from undisclosed

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

        Great sound on the ovation as expected.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good sound

        By Henry

        from undisclosed

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        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.

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        4.0

        good product

        By Timothy

        from undisclosed

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        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

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        4.0

        Good Buy!

        By Seth

        from Fate, TX

        About Me Novice

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        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.

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          5.0

          Have used these for years; very pleased with them.

          By Bob

          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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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Guitar Strings

            By Doug

            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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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good deal

            By razorblade3907

            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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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great site!!

                By Chas

                from Houston

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                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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