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Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 10-14-20w-28-40-50.Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex...Read More

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Brighter, dynamic sound with lots of clarity.

Gauges 10-14-20w-28-40-50.

Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are crafted 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.


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Ernie Ball2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Didn't sound good on my Fender acoustic w/Fishman pickup

I don't recommend these strings for gigs with an amplified acoustic guitar. Should be fine for practice at home.
First let me say I am a LOYAL Ernie Ball user - I have...Read complete review

I don't recommend these strings for gigs with an amplified acoustic guitar. Should be fine for practice at home.
First let me say I am a LOYAL Ernie Ball user - I have used them on my electric guitars for over 35 years. I have tried others and always go back to my Ernie Balls.

One of my bands has me playing more acoustic guitar now than before, and I wanted to try some extra light gauge strings so that (a) I could play leads better and (b) my fingers wouldn't be so torn up after a five hour bar gig. So I tried the Ernie Ball Earthwood extra light acoustic strings on my Fender acoustic, equipped with a nice Fishman internal pickup.

They are wonderful to play, easy on the hands and very bendable. Unfortunately they sound terrible. My band mates yelled at me the first gig, what happened to your guitar? The strings sounded tinny and distorted terribly. No tone, no volume, no projection.

I don't think it is entirely because of the lightness of the gauge. I replaced them with Fender light gauge acoustic strings (11 - 52), barely bigger than the EBs (10 - 50), and the tone is back to what it should be.

I still love Ernie Ball - but these Extra Light Acoustic strings just didn't work for me.
Nice to play but they don't sound good.
Priced right.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too Bright For Me

Much too bright sounding for me.

Much too bright sounding for me.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

My favorite strings!

By 

from Burnet, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I use the extra light strings on my Baby Taylor and Washburn Rover because they are smaller guitars and these strings are perfect.

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        5.0

        Awesome especially for the price

        By 

        from St Louis, MO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Reasonable price

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Very Professional

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I hadn't played my old Alvarez Acoustic for quite some time, and the 6 yr old Martin Strings sounded horrid. I was going to buy more Martin Strings, but I've always been a fan of Ernie Ball strings for my Gibson SG, and Musicians Friend had these strings on sale, so I decided to try them. I am very pleased so far, at the tonal quality of the strings. Only time will tell how long they stay sounding good.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new favorite strings!

        By 

        from Ontario, Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I have had these strings on my acoustic guitar for about a month now and I absolutely love how they sound. As it is my guitar has a bright sound so I was worried that these extra light strings would sound too bright but they gave me exactly the sound I have been looking for. My recordings come out so crisp and vibrant with these strings and I'm not sure what kind of coating they have but they are very smooth when transitioning to the next fret or chord. As with anything, string sound and size is a preference and I personally feel that these strings have the perfect tone for my liking and their thinner size makes them ideal for acoustic players who are just learning chords, they especially make bar chords easier to fret. I highly recommend these strings to anyone who likes a brighter sound and a set of strings that won't bruise your finger tips.

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          5.0

          HOT [*]-GREAT STRINGS !

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          from Harker Heights,Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Not TOO bright
          • Rich tones
          • Strong
          • Tunes up quickly
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Partys
            • Practicing
            • Stage

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            really great strings ....

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Too Bright For Me

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Much too bright sounding for me.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Didn't sound good on my Fender acoustic w/Fishman pickup

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I don't recommend these strings for gigs with an amplified acoustic guitar. Should be fine for practice at home.
            First let me say I am a LOYAL Ernie Ball user - I have used them on my electric guitars for over 35 years. I have tried others and always go back to my Ernie Balls.

            One of my bands has me playing more acoustic guitar now than before, and I wanted to try some extra light gauge strings so that (a) I could play leads better and (b) my fingers wouldn't be so torn up after a five hour bar gig. So I tried the Ernie Ball Earthwood extra light acoustic strings on my Fender acoustic, equipped with a nice Fishman internal pickup.

            They are wonderful to play, easy on the hands and very bendable. Unfortunately they sound terrible. My band mates yelled at me the first gig, what happened to your guitar? The strings sounded tinny and distorted terribly. No tone, no volume, no projection.

            I don't think it is entirely because of the lightness of the gauge. I replaced them with Fender light gauge acoustic strings (11 - 52), barely bigger than the EBs (10 - 50), and the tone is back to what it should be.

            I still love Ernie Ball - but these Extra Light Acoustic strings just didn't work for me.
            Nice to play but they don't sound good.
            Priced right.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet warm string with a price

            By 

            from Flushing, NY

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I love the sound of these string but when I put it on the for the first time the 4 g string broke. I had gotten another set of these string to replace the G string. I had the string on my acoustic guitar for about one month now enjoying the sound but when I was doing some string bending while playing, it broke again. So nice sound but it breaks too easily.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'll never go back.

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I remember buying a set of Ernie Ball acoustic strings a while back, and being blown away when I put them on my guitar. After those strings lost their brightness (after 11 months, which was impressive in itself), I went on a search for more Ernie Balls, but came up without any luck. I bought a set of D'Addario strings, and wasn't impressed in the least. I finally got myself another set of these beauties, and never again will I ever settle for anything else. Great for finger playing, sounds amazing when strummed or picked. You simply cannot go wrong.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Count me in as a surprised consumer

            By 

            from East Bay, CA

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I, too, had been experiencing the constant breaking of my Fender Phosphor Bronze strings. I broke three within 8 days. Two were while performing at open mics. My guitar is reasonably new and the saddle was not badly worn. I saw these reviews and decided to give these strings a chance. I am very pleased. They tuned right up and stay in tune far better then my Fenders. I knocked Features and quality just a touch because they aren't quite as warm as the Fender strings were. But it is not enough of a difference to keep playing with strings that keep breaking. And I could just be a little biased toward the Fender sound as I had been using them quite a while until I got out to play recently and had my string breaking tragedies... new strings, too. I changed them before the gigs. Anyway, these Ernie Balls are far better than I would have expected. I am recording with them now and I am pleasanlty, and overwhelmingly surprised and the tone and feel of these strings. They play soft as well. I am able to land bar chords more cleanly. If they survive future open mics, they will likely be my string of choice going forward. I highly recommend you give these strings a try and you just might not go back.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow is Right!

            By 

            from New Mexico

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I put a set of Ernie Ball Earthwood Extra Lights on my 35 year old Epiphone "El Dorado" six and am truly amazed. It plays like all the Gibsons I have lusted after in the guitar shops. These strings literally transformed my old Epi from an ok strummer to a joy to play. Crisp, bright treble, good bass resonance, all the mud is gone.

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