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

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • 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 18 customers

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5.0

NICE SOUND EASY ON THE FINGERS

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from SHARON PA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    AGAIN-----NICE SOUND EASY ON THE FINGERS

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Purchased My 2nd Set

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    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.

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      5.0

      My favorite strings!

      By 

      from Burnet, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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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      5.0

      My new favorite strings!

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      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.

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        5.0

        HOT [*]-GREAT STRINGS !

        By 

        from Harker Heights,Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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.

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          (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.

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          (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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