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D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set  

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D'Addario

Warm, long-lasting tone.

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. 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.


Order a set today and bring back your guitar's tone!

 
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D'AddarioEJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings Set
 
5.0

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      5.0

      Ej18

      By Matt W.

      from saint george utah

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

            These strings sound great! they also work well if you are going anywhere from a C tuning up to a D tuning. These were not that great when I tuned down to a B baritone tuning though. They got a little too slinky.

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            (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

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                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.

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                (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)

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect rhythm guitar strings!

                By Willie Rough

                from Toledo

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

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                    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.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Place to buy hard to find items

                    By acoustiman

                    from Fremont, In

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                    Pros

                    • Works for lower tuning

                    Cons

                    • None

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

                      Like i said! Heavier strings for lower tunnings will get the best sound from your guitar. Not recommended for standard tuning.

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                      5.0

                      Fattened Up the Tone on my SJ-200

                      By Grant W.

                      from Irving, TX

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

                      I put these strings on my Gibson SJ-200 to fatten the tone and man what a difference. I tune a half-step anyway so no extra strain on the neck.

                      When I hook up the Overdrive pedal you'd think I was playing a Les Paul.
                      Give the strings a shot if you're looking to adjust your guitar sound. It's just strings, you can change if you don't like them.
                      Stong enough. I haven't broken a string.
                      Good price (or maybe regular price) for non-coated strings. If they made them in the coated version, I'd buy them.

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                      (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

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                      (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").

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                      (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.

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                      (5 of 5 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.

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