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Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings   

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Gauges 12-16-24w-32-44-54.Made from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex shaped tin plated steel core wire. The most popular acoustic provide...Read More

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Gauges 12-16-24w-32-44-54.

Made from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex shaped tin plated steel core wire. The most popular acoustic provides a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.

Brighter, dynamic sound with lots of clarity.


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Ernie Ball2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome

I honestly have never been wowed by strings. I've been disappointed by strings that were downright horrible like Fatties, but these are unbelievable. A. the packaging smells like maple syrup, B. they...Read complete review

I honestly have never been wowed by strings. I've been disappointed by strings that were downright horrible like Fatties, but these are unbelievable. A. the packaging smells like maple syrup, B. they are packaged in a sealed plastic, much like a deck of Baseball cards or something like that would come, C. they feel great and sound awesome right away.I rreally think these made a difference and will opt for them nearly every time I can now. I had previously been playing the Musicians Gear brand, because they were cheap and seemed to do the trick.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

D E A D

Was looking for an inexpensive string that would hopefully last a little while. I did like the gauge of string, I usually play light medium gauge, which can be hard to find in...Read complete review

Was looking for an inexpensive string that would hopefully last a little while. I did like the gauge of string, I usually play light medium gauge, which can be hard to find in a good brand sometimes. Bought three sets because of the good price, put a set on my epiphone acoustic tuned and played. Fingers were black from residue after a few minutes, which is never a good sign for longevity. Usually play 3 to 4 times a week, mostly on weekends, strings were not on for only a week or two with very little play and they were D E A D, dead. No volume to them much at all. Still have 2 sets haven't even put on either one of my guitars, because there is no point. Would not recommend to anyone. You get what you pay for in this case anyway which is, not much of anything. Really like elixirs, but have had alot of trouble with them breaking. Anyway still lokking for that great string at a reasonable price.

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5.0

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from Lima , Ohio

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

    I have grown fond of this site and business and plan on being back and back .

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    5.0

    Love it

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    from VA

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

        A much more experienced friend recommended this to me. He loves it, and I can't find any problem with it.

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        5.0

        Amazing!

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        from St. Louis, MO

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

          With no amps and no effects, the most important variable for your acoustic's tone and playability is your choice of stings. I have used a slew of various sets and E.B Earthwoods are head and shoulders above the others. The overtones these strings produce sound brilliant as the string vibrates. I prefer cedar top acoustic guitars but my friends play spruce tops. The strings sound great on both. Musicians Friend is great because shipping is free, even on small purchases (such as strings). Do yourself a favor and try a set of Earthwoods on your acoustic. You might be amazed. Happy playing everybody!

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          5.0

          Love these

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          from Austin, TX

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None Found

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

          My teacher guided me to these strings. They're perfect for learning and last forever.

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          5.0

          I get longer life out of these

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          from South Lake Tahoe, CA

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

            I used Martin Marquis for years and years, at some point, I noticed that they were going dead very quickly - like after an hour or so of playing. I finally decided to try some different brands, and stumbled across these Earthwoods. They sound good, and they last a hell of a lot longer than anything else I've tried.

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            5.0

            My Favorite for Years

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            from Red Cloud, NE

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

              I have been using these strings since the mid-nineties. I've tried a few others over the years but these are the strings I use if I can get my hands on them. Great tone and life. They sound great acoustic and when I plug in.

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              5.0

              Tone and comfort

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              from Decatur, Il

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                Beautiful tone and comfort. I put these on my new Epiphone Masterbilt and it blew me away so I tried them on my old clunky washburn and they made a HUGE difference in its tone as well!

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                5.0

                Best strings (until the Aluminum Bronze)

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                from Decatur, Il

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                Pros

                • Comfort And Playability
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  Very comfortable and beautiful tone. Hands down the best set of acoustic strings on the market right now (until the new Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings drop next month). Don't hesitate to buy these, the medium light hybrid pack is awesome for players who like the heavy top end and lighter high end. Great for strumming and picking!

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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

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                  from New England

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Consistent
                    • Poor Longevity
                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                      I bought these strings because i am faithful to ernie ball. I have always used Elixirs for my acoustic, so I wanted to go to one brand. It was too much of a change. The strings lost their tone in about a half hour. I am gonna try the everlast strings and see what happens, but I would never use these earthwoods again.

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                      5.0

                      Good Strings!

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                      from Fl

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                        I have had these and recently gave them to 3 people I am teaching and they loved the sound.

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