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Ernie Ball 2012 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze 12-String Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 11-11, 15-15, 24w-10, 30-14, 42-22w, 52-28 Ernie Ball 2012 Earthwood Acoustic Guitar Strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrappe...Read More

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Brighter, dynamic sound with lots of clarity.

Gauges 11-11, 15-15, 24w-10, 30-14, 42-22w, 52-28

Ernie Ball 2012 Earthwood Acoustic Guitar Strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex-shaped, tin-plated steel-core wire. The most popular acoustic strings provide 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.


You'll definitely feel and hear the difference. Order today.

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Ernie Ball2012 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze 12-String Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
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3.0

Glad they make 'em, but ...

By czdolphy

from Perrysburg, OH

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Breaks Easy

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Ernie Ball 2012 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze 12-String Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I've been on the lookout for some thicker 12-string sets (not for down-tuning, but just so the thing puts up a bit more fight), and they're getting hard to find (most companies max out at .10's). So I was glad to stumble across these, and the price point seemed right; however, while bringing them up to tension and making requisite truss-rod adjustments, two of the new strings [high A .22w and high G .10] popped, leaving me to go shopping the next day for individual strings.

Ernie Ball has long been my go-to for electric strings, and I can't say this experience rules them out for me, but I was disappointed. Will definitely be trying Martin strings the next time my 12 needs changing, as they offer even thicker strings and come recommended from several friends I've talked to since.

On a final note, if you haven't tried using sets where the high A is wrapped, I'd recommend you do so; the high A has always been one of the main sources of 12-string tuning frustrations in my experience (if it sounds in tune open, it sounds off when fretted & vice versa), and having it wrapped seemed to clear a lot of that up.

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5.0

My Acoustics Come To Life With These

By Bollockser

from Cloud 9

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Ideal For Down-tuning
  • Long Life
  • Strong

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2012 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze 12-String Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have two acoustic 12-string guitars, and one I keep in Open G tuning. I had a set of standard-gauge Martin strings on it and they were floppy, buzzy, and had awful, whimpy tone, even when I tuned them back up to standard. I put these Earthwood strings on and the guitar is back in character. Before I even tuned it up I could instantly tell the difference for the better as soon as the string was tight enough to make sound, I could feel the guitar resonating all throughout, something the other strings did not do at all. I highly recommend these for down-tuning. 9-46s are just too floppy. The general trend with guitar strings is, fatter strings = fatter tone. Besides that, playing fatter strings will make you a better guitarist.

      What I like about these strings overall is pretty much summed up in their name; they sound earthy and woody, with a crisp, resonant, full punchy sound and a nice shimmering glossy upper end that is not harsh or too bright, just silky smooth. They are the strings of choice for all my acoustic guitars. I've tried plenty of brands, and these have the most inviting and distinctive tone that I've found. And they stay sounding good for a long time.

      Bottom line. If you install these your 12-string will sound fresh and new and have a pleasant woody tone that sounds just right. Do yourself a favor and get 'em.

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      5.0

      Make Your 12 String Acoustic Sound The Best It Can

      By Dennis Lipps

      from Cincinnati

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2012 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze 12-String Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      On my other 6 string guitas, both electric and acoustic, I use D'Addario 11 to 52 strings, except my bass which are Ernie Ball round wound. These strings pass all test I put the D'Addario's through. Both brands are exelent quality strings.
      Make's my Takemine G series sound like a million bucks. It came with 10 to 48 strings. The Ernie Ball strings make it soo much fuller
      Been on three days and only had to tune it once in hours of playing. They stay in tune..
      If your reading this you saw the price, well worth it

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