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D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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D'Addario EJ38H High Strung Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar strings are specially gauged to accommodate Nashville Tuning, which is an affordable way to make a six-string guitar emulate the sound of a 12-string guitar. Unlike alternate guitar tunings, which require the player to learn different fingerings, Nashville "high strung" tuning is identical to standard tuning. The difference is that the four lower strings are tuned an octave higher. The B and high E are left unchanged. This clever tuning is much easier to tune and play than a real 12-string.

D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar strings are acclaimed worldwide for their superb, long-lasting tone. Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone. They are D'Addario's most popular acoustic guitar strings.

Get the sound of a 12-string without buying another instrument!

FEATURES
  • Emulates the sound of a 12-string guitar
  • Easier to tune and play than a real 12-string
  • Phosphor bronze

Explore a new sound!

SPECIFICATIONS

EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • Note: E
    Diameter: 0.10" (0.25mm)
    Tension: 16.2 lb. (7.35kg)

    Note: B
    Diameter: 0.014" (0.36mm)
    Tension: 17.8 lb. (8.07g)

    Note: G
    Diameter: 0.009" (0.23mm)
    Tension: 18.6 lb. (8.44kg)

    Note: D
    Diameter: 0.012" (0.3mm)
    Tension: 18.5 lb. (8.39kg)

    Note: A
    Diameter: 0.018" (0.46mm)
    Tension: 23.4 lb. (10.61kg)

    Note: E
    Diameter: 0.027" (0.69mm)
    Tension: 27.1 lb. (12.29kg)

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D'AddarioEJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Love These Strings

Nashville Tuning is for creating a high frequency tone that sits quieter in the mix. Basically, I would not play these strings as my only accompanying instrument. I'm a singer/rhythm guitarist who...Read complete review

Nashville Tuning is for creating a high frequency tone that sits quieter in the mix. Basically, I would not play these strings as my only accompanying instrument. I'm a singer/rhythm guitarist who usually plays with a lead guitarist and/or full band. When I do a solo gig I switch between an actual 12-string & a 6-string with heavy gauge strings.

They are also fantastic for recording when you want to fill up the frequency but don't want to over power your main tracks. Sometimes I refer to them as a 6-String Tambourine when in the studio.

THEY DO NOT REPLACE THE FULL TONE OR VOLUME OF A 12-STRING.

***Be sure to inform your sound engineer that you are using them or you will end up with a wacky sound due to the engineer trying to kill the brightness of these strings. It's that brightness that gives them their uniqueness.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't perform Anywhere Near expected...

I bought these D'Addario's looking for a new and unique type of sound to bring to the tone of my acoustic guitar. I'm a big fan of d'addarios and am always willing to experiment...Read complete review

I bought these D'Addario's looking for a new and unique type of sound to bring to the tone of my acoustic guitar. I'm a big fan of d'addarios and am always willing to experiment with my own variations of guitar strings, just to switch it up and create unique tones and dynamic.
The first thing you will notice when stringing your guitar up is that the fourth string has a lower gauge than the 6th, supposedly creating a tone similar to that of a "12-string" guitar, so naturally I was quite excited, with the possibilities.
When I strung the strings up, I was surprised on the quality, there was no uneasy settling or breaks.
I let them sit in just to make sure that the tension was locked in, they set in quicker than any strings I've ever used on an acoustic.
Easy setup.
Then I picked it up and began playing it. What a mess. The sound reminded me of a child's toy guitar played with rubber bands instead of steel. I was really disappointed... At first I thought tuning up a full step might resolve the tone, but it just made matters worse. Took them off in the same night.

Bottom Line: These strings MIGHT sound amazing on different types and styles of acoustic guitars other than mine. But from my experience, they sound ridiculously bright, whiney and like a child's toy. Nowhere near the depth you normally get from d'addario's.

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5.0

Free Beer

By 

from Michigan

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Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I accidentally rated these 2 stars. They are 5 all the way.

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2.0

Fun

By 

from Michigan

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Fun to try something different, and actually hard to put down. Try these on your backup electric acoustic with a really long reverb for a very airy ethereal sound. Super cool. You may (will) have to tweak your truss rod a smidge, no big.

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      5.0

      Great Strings

      By 

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        First time I've tried Nashville Strings. I'm working on the Rolling Stones' song Wild Horses in which Mick Taylor used a Nashville tuned guitar. What an amazing sound.

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        5.0

        Nashville tuning Strings EJ38H D"Addario

        By 

        from Brunswick, Georgia

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • For Playability
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Just as expected. Good quality, great sound and very easy to play.

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        5.0

        D'Addario Top Notch

        By 

        from Nashville TN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Accent
        • Harmony

        Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These High Strung strings bring life to an otherwise "same old same old" music element. One of the "Nashville Sound" secrets, you will love what it brings to your next song. Great harmony and a superior string from one of the best string makers in the market. D'Addario is top notch quality.

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        5.0

        I Love These Strings

        By 

        from Philadelphia, Pa

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Nashville Tuning is for creating a high frequency tone that sits quieter in the mix. Basically, I would not play these strings as my only accompanying instrument. I'm a singer/rhythm guitarist who usually plays with a lead guitarist and/or full band. When I do a solo gig I switch between an actual 12-string & a 6-string with heavy gauge strings.

          They are also fantastic for recording when you want to fill up the frequency but don't want to over power your main tracks. Sometimes I refer to them as a 6-String Tambourine when in the studio.

          THEY DO NOT REPLACE THE FULL TONE OR VOLUME OF A 12-STRING.

          ***Be sure to inform your sound engineer that you are using them or you will end up with a wacky sound due to the engineer trying to kill the brightness of these strings. It's that brightness that gives them their uniqueness.

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Didn't perform Anywhere Near expected...

          By 

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Strong Strings

          Cons

          • Terrible Tone Read

          Best Uses

          • Specific Guitars

          Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I bought these D'Addario's looking for a new and unique type of sound to bring to the tone of my acoustic guitar. I'm a big fan of d'addarios and am always willing to experiment with my own variations of guitar strings, just to switch it up and create unique tones and dynamic.
          The first thing you will notice when stringing your guitar up is that the fourth string has a lower gauge than the 6th, supposedly creating a tone similar to that of a "12-string" guitar, so naturally I was quite excited, with the possibilities.
          When I strung the strings up, I was surprised on the quality, there was no uneasy settling or breaks.
          I let them sit in just to make sure that the tension was locked in, they set in quicker than any strings I've ever used on an acoustic.
          Easy setup.
          Then I picked it up and began playing it. What a mess. The sound reminded me of a child's toy guitar played with rubber bands instead of steel. I was really disappointed... At first I thought tuning up a full step might resolve the tone, but it just made matters worse. Took them off in the same night.

          Bottom Line: These strings MIGHT sound amazing on different types and styles of acoustic guitars other than mine. But from my experience, they sound ridiculously bright, whiney and like a child's toy. Nowhere near the depth you normally get from d'addario's.

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          4.0

          That's a nice sound!

          By 

          from Duluth, MN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Tones

            Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Needed to add differences to the songs we were playing. A friend said these would add a 12 string flair, he was right! I use D'addario Custom Lights' so 'am trusting these strings to be as good as and better for the use I'm putting them to. They really brighten up the sound and have great harmonics and overtones. If your lookin' for a new sound, grab a set of these.

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            5.0

            these are what you need

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            from western pa

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Not for your main guitar, great for your third. If you have ever tried to play some acoustic Stones put it just didn't sound right pick up that old acoustic and put these babies on then try again. You will soon know why all of those tabs you have printed out and thrown away are right on. Many uses alot of things out of the Sun Studios have Nashvill tuned guitars on thier recordings. Put them on that guitar you got for Christmas two years ago and give them a try you will love them.
                P.S. tune just like your redular guitar Eadgbe and use a lighter pick

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                3.0

                just buy a 12 string

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                from Conneaut , OH

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                • Not Fun To Have

                Best Uses

                • Recordin

                Comments about D'Addario EJ38H High Strung/Nashville Tuning 10-27 Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I love this string company , been using em for 10 years. These strings all though they sound nice and bright. Standard Tuning for this guitar is weird to play those good ole acoustic leads becase all but the B and E are in a higher octave and it sounds funny . I don't like to buy Acoustic strings unless a string breaks on the guitar so for the last year I have been using my electric hard picks and they are proving to be as strong as the electric counterparts.
                If your a Kid that normally plays electric and your parents got you and acoustic or you just use your acoustic to jam around with .. do not buy these ...because it really takes two very expensive acoustics with really clear pups to make a 12 string sound out of this set of strings . but if you own more than one acoustic and you take that style very serious and you have friends that have normal strings that you jam with on a regular basis these might be right up your alley if your looking for a different sound. There is no knocking the strength and great sound of these strings . But these are just not worth the buy for acoustic jammers

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