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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
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (5)

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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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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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.

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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

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.

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    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.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Guitar Strings

      By Doug

      from Benbrook Texas

      About Me Experienced

      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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      5.0

      good deal

      By razorblade3907

      from knoxville tn.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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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            5.0

            Love these strings

            By Raven

            from Long Island NY

            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:

              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

              By guyc

              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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