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D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set 

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Gauges 14-18-27-39-49-59.D'Addario Phosphor Bronze EJ18 Heavy Acoustic Guitar strings are acclaimed worldwide for their great, long-lasting tone. Pho...Click To Read More About This Product

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Warm, long-lasting tone.

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D'Addario Phosphor Bronze EJ18 Heavy Acoustic Guitar strings are acclaimed worldwide for their great, long-lasting tone. Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm acoustic tone.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your acoustic guitar.


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D'AddarioEJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

heavy strings

By incunabula

from Oakland, Ca

Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

I usually play acoustic guitar a whole step down, and with most acoustic guitar strings I was either breaking them often or they just sounded lifeless tuned down. However, with these they are perfect for my lower register acoustic jaunts. If you play in standard tuning, I would not suggest these, they will damage your neck with the amount of tension they put on it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best string for my requirements

By Guitar Hutch

from illinois

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Heavy Guage
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

While I wouldn,t recommend using these for standard tuning on a modern flat top, they are PERFECT at standard pitch on my 75 year old Super 400 Archtop that was designed & built for heavy strings.
With high action & an extra heavy pick these strings are LOUD. People ask me Where's the amp? (Of course there isn't one)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for a detune

By Desperate Waters

from the Jersey Shore

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Pros

  • Good For Detuning
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

      I put these on an acoustic and detuned down to C, the point being to allow folks to sing songs that were in a key higher than they would otherwise be able to reach, and still use the "original" chord formations. Working great. Definitely a different sound than standard E tuning but no buzz or other negatives when tuning down to C. I normally use elixir mediums but could not find elixirs in a heavy gauge.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect rhythm guitar strings!

      By Willie

      from Toledo

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

          I've been using these (in standard tuning) on an 18" acoustic archtop guitar. I hold down the rhythm guitar chair in an 18-piece big band. Ya gotta play with a very hard attack to be heard with all those horns. These strings do it. After trying many other strings (mostly med. gauge) that would break under the heavy attack in the middle of a set, I tried these. They don't break, no matter how hard you hit 'em. And they sound great. Folks are always remarking on how nice my guitar sounds, and these strings are a big factor. When I play solo, people wonder where the amp is. If you have an archtop, try 'em. Nothing else compares.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fuller-sounding Little Martin, detuned

          By jeffyzai-mC08p

          from hong kong

          Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

          I play a Little Martin LXMe and I like tuning the little guitar down to give it some extra bass. The issue with heavy strings is the increased tension that many guitars cannot take, but I figured that tuning them down to Standard D will give roughly the same tension as the Mediums (that the Little Martin usually uses), tuned to Standard, so I tried a set these.So far, they're doing pretty well. The extra thickness really helps with volume and fullness. Probably not the best for the nut (which is set to fit mediums), but other than that, it really has a noticeable improvement to sound. Although I may eventually go back to medium gauges, but trying this was definitely not a bad decision.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great For Tuning to

          By dexplosion

          from South Louisiana

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          Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

          I'm using these strings on a Fender standard scale acoustic tuned to "B" like a baritone.The tension is great for this tuning. I'm really impressed by the clarity and volume of these strings. The tone is great as well.I highly recommend these strings to those looking to experiment in the lower registers (below "C").

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          D'Addario EJ18s

          By mrdavee

          from The Palm Beaches, FL

          Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

          Just thought I'd throw in another two cents worth on these Phosphor Bronze Heavy (.014-.059)strings from D'Addario...I use these on a prototype Composite Acoustic C.O.T. with a bit of a neck relief issue. These EJ18s have saved the day. Great tone and feel. If they were available in EXPs, I'd use those instead (and would've given 5 stars across the board in this review as well). Please keep these in stock MF. Thanks db

           
          5.0

          Perfect for "D" tuning!

          By Jamrcat

          from Beaverton, OR

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Great if you tune down to "D" scale!
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

            Would not use these if I tuned to "E" scale. They are very heavy gauge for most acoustic guitars. I tune down to "D" scale and tried about everything DA'ddario makes. These worked the best for me on my Breedlove acoustic. Keep in mind the large strings require enlarging the width of your nut, definetly have someone in the know do this for you if you do not have the experience.

             
            5.0

            Nice n Heavy

            By D

            from Seattle, WA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

              Thick strings, great tone. May be difficult for beginner or child to learn on.

               
              5.0

              Off-the-rack strings for the price of custom-sets !

              By jon masters, Musician

              from California, Hawai'i, Alabama

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set:

                  Like I said: regular scale resonators; Dobro; baritone National tri resonator; baritone GoldTone and Taylor; big Gibson jumbos.

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