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D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Superb tone that really lasts.

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D'Addario EJ38 12-String Light Acoustic Guitar Strings employ a genuine phosphor bronze alloy that retains flexibility as well as brilliant tone for many hours of hard play. Computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core ensures consistency and extends life. Many top guitarists won't play any brand other than D'Addario.

Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for you.

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    They retain their brilliance long after similar bronze and brass alloy strings go dead. Don't wait for catastrophe, order several sets today.

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    D'AddarioEJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
     
    4.9

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (18)
    • Consistent (15)
    • Long life (14)
    • Well built / quality (11)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Concerts (9)
    • Back-up (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Professional musician (4)

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best!

    By rodney ackley

    from Tucson, AZ

    Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    The best
    I have used D'Addario since day one (24 years) and their strings are second to none. You can spend more if you like but unless you have very specific criteria the benefits are only psychological. Who is going to argue with everyone from Joe Satriani to Lou Reed to Sharon Isbin?

    D'Addario Phosphor Bronze is my absolute favorite for acoustics, the EJ38 light set is the ideal tradeoff between heavy gauge sustain & volume, and lighter gauge tension & feel, for me and my Takamine G series 12. I could sit here using a lot of adjectives and big words to describe how luscious they sound, feel, and respond but you really must try out a set on your favorite instrument to appreciate them. I keep them squeaky clean and they last a long time, but it is always special experience every time I string up with a new set. Anyone that plays a 12 knows what I'm talking about.

    I never give anything a 10 rating because perfection is theoretical and impossible, but I will always have that extra notch if something comes along one day that warrants it. Rock on!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very good not the best

    By Martin man2000

    from Miami, Fl.

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I do love the sound of these strings as well as the price, but the Elixers last alot longer, up to 6months or more when gigged twice a week. I just changed my Elixer's after 4 months to ej38's cause they were my back up. I could of waited too. As I said I love the sound of the ej38's, you just have to change strings more often than Elixer's. If you dont mind changing strings every month then go for it, its worth the sound. If not, buy Elixers!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    1 little problem

    By Cornelius Shizzle-Meister

    from Pittsburg, KS

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    No problems except for the string breaking. Then again, 12-strings are a total pain.
    they seem to be on par with the rest of D'Addario strings. I'm not sure how many features a set of strings can have.
    I use the Phosphor-Bronze strings with great results on the rest of my acoustics, so I figured that I would try them on my dad's 12-string. The only problem we had was with the 4th string (D). The higher octave string (single-strand, not the wound one) broke while tuning. I suppose this is to be expected when tuning a string that high, but we weren't even tuning the guitar to standard; it was tuned down an entire step to D.

    The gauge of this particular string was 0.008", so you would think that it would easily have been able to withstand being tuned to a high C. We ended up having to replace it with a 0.011" high E string from another set.

    I have been changing strings for a long time, and it was pretty evident that the string was going to break once I got it tensioned up and close to a C. Once I got around a B it started stretching badly and actually going down in pitch when I attempted to bring it up.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    D'Addario EJ38's are the Right Strings

    By Okhams

    from Wisconsin

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Takamine puts EJ 38's on their new 12-string guitars, and that's good enough for me. The Tak's are great and the strings last a long time without constant tuning. I wish they were sold in value packs like the 6-string packs are.
    The EJ 38's have a low amount of packaging, and are color coded.
    The EJ 38 strings last a long time and still sound good. I'm not constantly tuning, either.
    Keep your coated strings. Not worth the price. I think that D'Addario's EJ 38's are a good balance between price and durability.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By Bill

    from Adel, GA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Had a set of these on a Guild jumbo for a very long time and they sounded great the entire time.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value!

        By Jono

        from Grand Marais, MN

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Minimal packaging.
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Color coded for easy identification as they are not individually packaged.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The only strings I've used for the last 30 years

          By Keith Zazzi

          from NYC

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Daddario. Great tone. Smooth feel. Made in NY. Just like me.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Consistent Quality

              By Butch

              from UT

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bluegrass

                Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Playing 12 string instruments since 1974. Tried MANY brands and gauges. Nothing matches these strings for playability, tone and durability. I beat the snot out of my strings (bluegrass) and although I need to keep a few high G strings in backup, These stand up very well to all the torture I put them through. We live at 6000 feet, and I rarely have to retune when going to the flatlands.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Tone on my '73 Takamine F385

                By Bluesmoore

                from AZ

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Great tone and projection with these strings, much better than the Martin's previously used. Bright, smooth and booming ..........

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Really good strings

                  By Okhams

                  from Wisconsin

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Haven't Broke One
                  • Long Life
                  • Need Changing Less
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Play

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I've reviewed these strings many times. Takamine puts these strings on their new instruments and I use them on my 12's.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Value

                  By MWGouger2008

                  from San Jose, CA

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                  Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I've always been a D'Addario guy and use them exclusively on my electrics. I've used the Phosphor Bronze EJ38's on my 12-string off and on over the years. Lately I've switched over to Elixirs simply because I have a very acidic system and can rot thru even a set of Elixirs easily in a month. But the price point for the EJ38's almost makes it a wash for me--they last about two weeks, but the Elixirs cost roughly twice as much at my local retailer's. $9.99 is a great price point, even if I have to change them more often. They seem to come out of the package just a hair brighter than the Elixirs as well, so I prefer them in the studio out of the box.Johnny M

                   
                  5.0

                  Senior Citizen's Review

                  By 73-year-old Bluegrass picker

                  from High desert CA

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    These lighter-weight strings are preferable for us older players who no longer have quite the strength we had in years gone by. The phosphor bronze alloy gives excellent tone and volume without having to resort to heavier-gauge strings which are definitely a challenge for our older hands and fingers.

                     
                    5.0

                    Cool Strings

                    By Guitar Bill

                    from Avondale, Arizona

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      These things are like, way effing​ cool strings and stuff.

                       
                      5.0

                      D'Addario...My Preferred Strings

                      By RIC37012

                      from Pennsylvania

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        These strings have a great tone. Whether I play acoustic, electric or bass I prefer D'Addario strings.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Sound, Easy On The Fingers

                        By John

                        from Lansing, MI

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          Hadn't played a 12-string since my Yamaha snapped it's neck years ago. Was excited at how good these strings sounded on my Aria. Easy on the fingers, too.

                           
                          5.0

                          Come Home to the Best

                          By 73-year-old Bluegrass picker

                          from High desert CA

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I have been playing my Martin D12-20 for almost 40 years, and have tried many different brands and styles of strings over this time. Just want to tell anyone who is still looking for "the best" sound and quality out there, stay with D'Addario; they have no equal. The "light gauge" strings sound best on my particular model.

                             
                            5.0

                            I have bought these before. Good strings!

                            By Japz

                            from Staten Island NY

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                Very good sound and quality. What you would expect from D'Addario. Very satisfied.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Good deal

                                By chris

                                from undisclosed

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                                Comments about EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                great price for good strings

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great

                                By Dman

                                from Georgia

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                                Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                Best customer service around

                                 
                                5.0

                                Lush Sounding

                                By Ike

                                from Denver

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about D'Addario EJ38 12-String Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  The D'Addario trademark strong midrange is especially usefull on a 12-string, where it rounds out an already bright and complex sound. Makes a 12-string sound like 2 or 3 guitars.

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