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Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings 

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Brighter, dynamic sound with lots of clarity.

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Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood Rock and Blues 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 Ball2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good - depending on what you play.

When I first put these strings on my guitar, I thought I had a new go to. Due to the fact that I play a lot of bluesy and classic rock oriented stuff,...Read complete review

When I first put these strings on my guitar, I thought I had a new go to. Due to the fact that I play a lot of bluesy and classic rock oriented stuff, it would be a bit difficult for me to really critique these strings too harshly as they're quite good for that. The longer I played them, however, the more I realized that for just plain-jane strumming open chords, they're kinda meh. For bluesy or older style rock type music, they're beyond great so long as you're playing note per note with slides, bends, hammerons and pulloffs. Don't ask me how, but that doesn't translate well to the strumming. That all being said, they are relatively long lasting for lighter strings and produce a sound that isn't really bad when strumming, it's just far from being very special. I recommended them to my girlfriend who is just learning for that purpose - they're easier on the fingers and sound decent all in all and don't break easily or loose their (granted, not necessarily fantastic) sound quickly. My brothers, who are also avid players, hated them as they have a different music taste and all around playing style. So, if you want that bluesy, note by note sound with all the slides and bends, go for it. If that isn't you're thing... better that you not try these. And if you are a beginner, they may be good to start with, but if that bluesy sound isn't your thing, you'll want to change them as soon as you start to develop as a musician.

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Disappointed in my Earthwoods

I bought these strings for my Ibanez PF Electric Acoustic. Based on the reviews, I expected greatness. Maybe I got a bad set. I must say that the overall tone of these strings...Read complete review

I bought these strings for my Ibanez PF Electric Acoustic. Based on the reviews, I expected greatness. Maybe I got a bad set. I must say that the overall tone of these strings is outstanding -- definitely very rock & blues. They are also very durable. I beat on them pretty good, and never had one break. But I had serious problems with the G-string. Once it was in tune, the fingered notes were out of tune. I thought I would like the unwound, smaller gauge of the G, but I decided I don't. I thought maybe my guitar was the problem, but the adjustments I made did nothing to help. I became so frustrated with the G-string, that I finally just ordered some different strings. I put on a set of D'Addario Flat Tops, and I will never go back.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome strings

By clifford johnson

from barbourville,ky

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

i put these strings on my ovation celebrity cc24 acustic/eletric and these strings gave my guitar a whole new new life. these strings have a great feel and awesome sound. I highley recomend these strings
nice feel great playability
great so far
great price for good strings

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Earthwood rock and blues

By spoon

from NY

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

First: Understand that you may be giving up a little volume putting these on a guitar other than that they are insane (in a good way)I have them on 3 acoustics currently: An alvarez, a deep bowl ovation, and a Gianinni from the late 60's, they sound good on every guitar. They are a bit quiet but for most situations it has little negative effect.The real benefit to these strings is the ability to get electric style bends on your acoustic without having to use finger steroids. I love the sound, and the feel. I remember a kid I used to play with threw electric strings on his acoustic out of curiosity a few years back and loved the feel and hated the tone, this is the solution.They don't give you the overtones perhaps or classic sound of a 12 or 13 but they come close and at a playability that is ridiculous.Try them

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Accoustic strings ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

As a lead player I have been looking for strings that are light enough to bend and are heavy enough to maintain that great accoustic sound. IMHO these strings do the job. I've had these on all of my accoustics now and would never go with anything else.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bought them once, never wanted any other

By curtis brayfield

from Central TX

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • May Be Too Heavy

Best Uses

  • Blues Duh
  • Rock Duh

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I've been an Ernie Ball player for a while. I'm mostly a bass and electric guitar player, so when I bought a used epiphone acoustic, I bought a set of these to go with it. One thing I like about them is that they give the guitar more bottom end, which is especially important if you play an acoustic-electric. Most amps, and even some PA systems, give these guitars too thin and tinny a sound, it sounds more jangly. That's not what you want, especially since you are usually playing rhythm. You could buy a Martin or Taylor for a thousand, spend a hundred on an equalizer pedal, or you could drop a saw buck for two sets, and improve your tone 100% in the time it takes to restring.

One issue, though. I have a new guitar, and since putting them one, it is starting to show signs of bridge lift. If you have an older guitar, or one of questionable quality, you might want to pass on these. You will also want to steer clear if your guitar doesn't have a truss rod. They use heavy gauge strings for the low E A and D, and it might cause issues. This is the only reason I didn't give them five stars, because it could ruin someone's guitar (mine was cheap anyway and bridge lift is a relatively easy fix)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fixing G-string problem

By EpiphoneMan360

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Replacing the 0.17 G-string with a 0.16 gives a better feel for lead runs and reduces tuning problems. The 0.17 is a little stiff for an unwound string. Hope this helps!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice

By Zeppist1

from Lexington, KY

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Like the other reviews they do decrease your volume, but that doesn't matter. They give a warm tone and they play fantastic. It gives my '79 Sigma DR-28 a beautiful resonance. They bend perfect.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Worst Acoustic Strings I've ever bought

By Nick-T_NCy

from Dallas

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I swear by EB strings for my electric but I wasted my money buying a two pack of these strings. The have the same EB feel (light and easy to work with) but they sound like crap.I also had the same problem with my G string not ever sounding right. When I first heard the strings after my first tuning I thought I screwed something up. I thought maybe I tuned my G an octave too low. But after double checking everything was wound and tuned properly. Can't wait to get rid of these things. Makes me not even want to play my acoustic.

 
5.0

Dem strings

By S

from Downtown

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  • Good Tone

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    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Yup

     
    5.0

    Better than expected

    By Ty

    from Chillicothe, Ohio

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    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I bought these to put on my son's Ibanez acoustic. The 10 gauge set makes the guitar play like an electric. Strings feel great and sound okay. Can really bend these easily.

         
        4.0

        New Strings fo acoustic

        By Nashvegas

        from Nashville, Tennessee

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        Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Just restrung and used to elixir's not sure if I like these yet. However the price was phenomenal.

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