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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

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

 

Dont last

I love the tone but they only lasted me a week. I've used EB strings for my electric in the past but discontinued because they broke too easy. The brand I use now last...Read complete review

I love the tone but they only lasted me a week. I've used EB strings for my electric in the past but discontinued because they broke too easy. The brand I use now last for weeks as ling as I wipe the down after use.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

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

By Caution Blind Driver

from South Carolina

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Apparently I'm an Ernie Ball Snob

By SG4God

from Huntsville, TX

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

I have always used Ernie Ball Slinkys on my electrics, but for some reason have tried a bunch of different brands on my acoustic. Most recently I had Martins on there that both sounded bad and felt bad...not a good combo. Well I just bought a set of the EB Earthwoods & I think I'm done for awhile trying out new brands. I didn't know I was an Ernie Ball "snob" but apparently I am. These Earthwoods feel really, really nice. They're somehow smoother & slicker than any other acoustic set I remember playing. Really smooth & easy to play. If a set of strings is easy to play it must not sound good, right? Wrong! The sound from these Earthwoods is BOTH clean AND loud. as other reviewers stated they have a nice "bright" sound that I really like. Buy a 6-pack & you'll be done for awhile

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new favorite strings!

By Smartt13

from Ontario, Ca

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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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'll never go back.

    By Anonymous

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet warm string with a price

    By DrDave

    from Flushing, NY

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ernie Ball Earthwood strings

    By Schecter6661

    from Tulsa, OK

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

    I bought these strings for one of my acoustics (Fender DG-7x) and I generally used Fender Phospher Bronze strings, however I had strings consistantly breaking on me. I have also never really liked Ernie Ball strings. They would always break on me when I put them on my Strat. But these strings are Ernie Ball's best. They lasted me 10 months (Most ernie ball strings only lasted me a week at a time) but these kept their tone and quality. Very pleased with these strings.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow is Right!

    By Rob Love

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wow!!!!!!!!!!

    By earthwood1

    from Tennessee

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

    as soon as i opened the package,the strings smelled like maple syrup(hint hint earthwood) but they are loud,have a great tone,and gets compliments...i swear these things make me play better! the only thing is that you should keep these clean.wash your hands before playing(i always do) but you need to try to keep these clean,because trust me,you will want to keep these

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Purchased My 2nd Set

    By NJ Guitarist

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I used these strings on a personal trial basis with multiple D'Addario EJ15 packs in my case. I initially thought, "why are they so loud"? Now I've come to really like the string sound so much that I put another set on the guitar. I've converted.

      I initially review these strings and this in my long-term, after-using them-for a long-while review.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Count me in as a surprised consumer

      By Mozo

      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only strings I'll ever use.

      By Chubfarmann

      from Wapakoneta, OH

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

      I've been trying out different brands of strings. I've tried them all and Ernie Ball is the only ones that rated a perfect score with me.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sound, Awesome effect

      By RascalFlats

      from Matamoros. MEX

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

      I bought these strings once, Since then I've been searching for them so long. Due to its great sound, long lasting brightness and, of course, due to its incredibly clear and loud sound. Feel the acoustic, I felt.

       
      1.0

      Dont last

      By none

      from illinois

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

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

        I love the tone but they only lasted me a week. I've used EB strings for my electric in the past but discontinued because they broke too easy. The brand I use now last for weeks as ling as I wipe the down after use.

         
        5.0

        Favorite strings

        By Camptramp

        from West Idaho

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Good tones, easy on the fingers

             
            5.0

            Great strings

            By Vincent

            from Florida

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            Pros

            • Long Life
            • very bright sound

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            I use these strings on all my 3 acoustic guitars.

             
            5.0

            Bought for a friend, he loved them!

            By Mr.Dave

            from Coshocton, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              Strings sounded warm and balanced, brought a lot of nuances out from the guitar that were hidden by the previous strings. Don't know how they'll sound in 2 months or how long they'll last, this is the first time I tried them. My friend liked the lighter gauge which let him play barre chords easier. They held their tuning after a few minutes, price was good. Would buy them again!

               
              5.0

              i would buy this again

              By Robltee

              from Fort Mohave AZ

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

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

                Not as much tone with lighter strings, playability is great for long practice.....great for blues and lead bends,,

                 
                5.0

                Best strings ever!!

                By Tim M

                from Phoenix, Arizona

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • No cons - buy these strings - you won't regret

                  Best Uses

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

                    I use these strings on my Gretsch parlor guitar and my Yamaha acoustic electric. They have never sounded better. These strings are easy on the fingers so good for all levels of players.

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By Autumn

                    from KS

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                    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've been using Earthwood Ernie Ball strings on my acoustic guitars for years now. Always consistent and the tone is perfect for my style.

                       
                      5.0

                      Received on time as ordered

                      By Eppy

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

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

                      will be used on acoustic guitar for recreational use

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