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

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

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.

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: 0.010" (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
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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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4.0

Fun addition to the guitar lineup.

By GMan

from Santa Rosa, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

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

    Just for use on adding tracts to songs. Put on one of the guitars I rarely used.

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    5.0

    Great stuff

    By jon

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    You may have to work with your nut a little

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    4.0

    Great D'Add tone and playability!

    By Nicks Not My Name

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Recording

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

      Strung up an extra dreadnaught to do some secondary guitar work. Sounds great!

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      5.0

      Something Different to try Very C

      By Slid

      from Lemon Grove,Ca

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      Ask me a question

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      Pros

      • Pleasent

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          If you are looking for something different with a
          12 string flavor try these I was amaz

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          5.0

          Free Beer

          By Umcle Easy

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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 Umcle Easy

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          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 Bosco

              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 Schuley

                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 Lonny Ray

                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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I Love These Strings

                By Brodi Valos

                from Philadelphia, Pa

                About Me Professional Musician

                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

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