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D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set

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Gauges: 16-18-26-35-45-56. D'Addario's warm sounding, long-lasting phosphor bronze EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set features color-coded ball ends.D'Add...Click To Read More About This Product

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Quality from technology ” computer-controlled windings, laser micrometer inspection, and closed-loop tension control system ” adds up to great sound and feel!

Gauges: 16-18-26-35-45-56.

D'Addario's warm sounding, long-lasting phosphor bronze EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set features color-coded ball ends.

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 resonator guitar.


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D'AddarioEJ42 PB Resophonic String Set
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Southern Sound!

These strings are perfect for any southern style music; sound clean and beautiful when plucked with the fingers, warm and loud when plucked with a pick, and bright, sassy, VERY loud and...Read complete review

These strings are perfect for any southern style music; sound clean and beautiful when plucked with the fingers, warm and loud when plucked with a pick, and bright, sassy, VERY loud and just purely badass when plucked with a metal pick! I prefer these with a heavy copper slide. The only thing I dont like is that the D and especially the G string always snap long before the others but that may be because I have my resonator in open E and A tunning all the time. What I love about these over all is the volume; these strings are LOUD!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Is it me?

After about a year with my new GoldTone PBS-D dobro equipped with its original strings, I was becoming increasingly frustrated by a buzz specific to the G string (third string). I could not...Read complete review

After about a year with my new GoldTone PBS-D dobro equipped with its original strings, I was becoming increasingly frustrated by a buzz specific to the G string (third string). I could not locate the source of this buzz anywhere on the resonator cover or bridge cover plate screws nor on the tail piece string attachment, nor in the spider bridge. I tried putting a spacer under the tailpiece, adjusted tension, tightening screws, all to no avail. Finally I replaced the strings with this set, which features a 0.026" wound phosphor-bronze G string. Voila! It sounded great and the G-string buzz went away- but only for a day. The next day the G-string buzzed again, even worse than before, and sounded deader than ever. I am not sure what is going on, but I have seen on line that some people with similar experiences with their dobro middle G-strings believe that the 0.026" wound phosphor bronze string windings are too narrow gauge and the ewindings tend to break easily, or flatten, which causes a rattle or buzz in the string. (Other people think a too large string slot in the bridge may allow a rattle but I kinda doubt that.) Some people in an online forum I found on this topic recommend at least a 0.028" wound G string so I am going to try that (waiting for Dunlop set). Meanwhile, while the other strings sound great, and the G string might work for other people, I am very disappointed in this set's G string's performance on my particular dobro. If anyone has further advice please let me know as this is driving me a bit crazy. I will post a review of the Dunlops when I try them out and see if it solves my problem.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable!

By Mightycujo

from Nashville, TN

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Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

I changed the strings on my resonator the other day as the old ones were starting to go dead. I thought the old ones sounded ok but took a friends recommendation to get these when I asked him about strings. Good choice. They brought the instrument to life and gave it presence and tone (not to mention volume) it had never had before. Ordering more today.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Southern Sound!

By DWelsh

from Victorville, California

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Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

These strings are perfect for any southern style music; sound clean and beautiful when plucked with the fingers, warm and loud when plucked with a pick, and bright, sassy, VERY loud and just purely badass when plucked with a metal pick! I prefer these with a heavy copper slide. The only thing I dont like is that the D and especially the G string always snap long before the others but that may be because I have my resonator in open E and A tunning all the time. What I love about these over all is the volume; these strings are LOUD!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Strings!

By Stringtight

from Winchester, Tn.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

I've been Playing Guitar for 52 Years now, and I have tried just about every Type and Name String out there. For me its not the cost of the Strings Its How they Sound, Play and Last. These are Great Strings, they Ring have a good sustain and the Last. What more can you ask for in a String. Give them a Try, You want regret it all all. Give The EXP a Try, I think You will find they are Awesome themselves.!!!

 
5.0

Good sounding strings

By sully1

from atl, ga

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

      Playing regular guitar for 50 years, playing resonator for 1 month and this is my first set of strings, they sound good.

       
      4.0

      Dobro strings

      By Boo

      from Wisconsin

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

        Since Dobro strings are heavier gauge than other acoustic guitar strings one cannot be quite as selective. Problem I have is this: the strings are fine but the cost is more than other acoustic guitar strings; almost double or more. They are made of the same phosphor bronze and are pretty much the same string, a little heavier than mediums. This limits the amount of strings you can buy at a time. I wish they would bring the price down from the seven and eight to around 4.00

         
        5.0

        good product.

        By Gerald

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

        I use these on my Black Lighting Dobro. They sound good,and last long.

         
        3.0

        Is it me?

        By Matthew

        from Skippack, PA

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        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy
        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

          After about a year with my new GoldTone PBS-D dobro equipped with its original strings, I was becoming increasingly frustrated by a buzz specific to the G string (third string). I could not locate the source of this buzz anywhere on the resonator cover or bridge cover plate screws nor on the tail piece string attachment, nor in the spider bridge. I tried putting a spacer under the tailpiece, adjusted tension, tightening screws, all to no avail. Finally I replaced the strings with this set, which features a 0.026" wound phosphor-bronze G string. Voila! It sounded great and the G-string buzz went away- but only for a day. The next day the G-string buzzed again, even worse than before, and sounded deader than ever. I am not sure what is going on, but I have seen on line that some people with similar experiences with their dobro middle G-strings believe that the 0.026" wound phosphor bronze string windings are too narrow gauge and the ewindings tend to break easily, or flatten, which causes a rattle or buzz in the string. (Other people think a too large string slot in the bridge may allow a rattle but I kinda doubt that.) Some people in an online forum I found on this topic recommend at least a 0.028" wound G string so I am going to try that (waiting for Dunlop set). Meanwhile, while the other strings sound great, and the G string might work for other people, I am very disappointed in this set's G string's performance on my particular dobro. If anyone has further advice please let me know as this is driving me a bit crazy. I will post a review of the Dunlops when I try them out and see if it solves my problem.

           
          3.0

          Not for Hound Dog Playing or Brass Slide

          By Barkin'

          from Myrtle Beach, SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Not For All Resonators
          • String Noise

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

            I was excited to try these because of good reviews but quickly found out that they are too heavy gauge for fingering and will make a lot of string buzz with a brass slide.

            Also, if you have a biscuit cone resonator, the bass volume and tone will be great, but the heavy gauge tention will quell the sustain for all the rest of the strings.

            Too much tention for impressive flat picking.

            I'm changing back to brass strings immediately!

             
            5.0

            Great strings (EJ42) for rhythm player

            By wes2

            from Bethlehem, PA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

              Had been looking for a heavy gauge string for my '47 Gibson L-5 so I could work without an amp. These Resophonic strings really fill the bill. With the brass group, I'm no longer hearing "turn up your amp"! And no distortion. Very responsive and great sounding.

               
              5.0

              My Favorite strings for dobro!

              By Dobropickingfriend

              from Decatur, TN

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Studio

                Comments about D'Addario EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set:

                These are the best strings in my opinion for a sweet, warm, loud acoustic tone on the dobro in G tuning.

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