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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: 0.010" (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
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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.

VS

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

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

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    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 Uncle 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 Uncle 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

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Didn't perform Anywhere Near expected...

                By kingllama

                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.

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                4.0

                That's a nice sound!

                By Drifter Dave

                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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