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Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Corrosion resistant with more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings.

Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings feature more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings, while also providing improved corrosion resistance. Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings are made with Ernie Ball Maraging Steel hex cores and Aluminum Bronze wrap wire which provide more pronounced lows coupled with crisp brilliant highs.

Made from a blend of copper and aluminum specifically tailored for acoustic guitar strings.

Medium Light Guages .012, .016, .024, .032, .044, and .054.


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Ernie BallAluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You NEED to try these !!!

REALLY LIKE THESE STRINGS !!!

Now that these have "settled in" I like them even more.

You gotta try different picks with these strings.Read complete review

REALLY LIKE THESE STRINGS !!!

Now that these have "settled in" I like them even more.

You gotta try different picks with these strings.
They respond to pick changes more than any other strings I have tried.

Did the Elixir thing for a while and got tired of the "shed" of the poly's.
Then went to Nano's and I do like them too.
D'Addarios and DR Sunbeams are good too.

Hopefully these will live up to the billing in longevity.

Very "open" sound under the pick.
Good finger picking, not great.

Overall I believe I have found THE string set !!!

Very Happy with these and will DEFINITELY buy more for my Blueridge BR 60.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

dissapointment

bought two sets of these to try , installed them on two guitars. Within 10 minutes of playing time the G string on the first guitar gave way just past the twist on the...Read complete review

bought two sets of these to try , installed them on two guitars. Within 10 minutes of playing time the G string on the first guitar gave way just past the twist on the ball end . set that aside to be restrung and played the other guitar for a few minutes till the tuning settled in thinking I was good to go. The next night at band practice about 15 or 20 minutes in the G string on that guitar let go in the same spot right by the twist . this is a new alloy and a new product for Ernie Ball, a company I have trusted for a very long time (I have used super slinkeys on all my electrics for about 35 years ) All that to say I am REALLY DISSAPOINTED .

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1.0

dissapointment

By Ash Plank

from Eaton County , Michigan

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy
    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      bought two sets of these to try , installed them on two guitars. Within 10 minutes of playing time the G string on the first guitar gave way just past the twist on the ball end . set that aside to be restrung and played the other guitar for a few minutes till the tuning settled in thinking I was good to go. The next night at band practice about 15 or 20 minutes in the G string on that guitar let go in the same spot right by the twist . this is a new alloy and a new product for Ernie Ball, a company I have trusted for a very long time (I have used super slinkeys on all my electrics for about 35 years ) All that to say I am REALLY DISSAPOINTED .

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strings

      By rokdog49

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        You really should give these a try. Out of the box they may sound a little foreign and not as bright as a new set of 80-20 or even some PB's but after about an hour of playing,.. WOW !
        I think the bad reviews were from folks who judged them too quickly.
        They have their own "string voice" and if you own a guitar that is by nature weak in the mids, these will make the mids pop especially if you own a Martin or any guitar where the mids are scooped.
        More sustain than any other string I've tried and really nice overtones.
        These are my strings now.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        yes will buy again

        By uncle joe

        from bluff city tn.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          stay in tune and easy on fingers

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          MY NEW GO TO STRING

          By MelodyMaker

          from East Tn.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Ifirst tried these strings based on promo ads. .They loud and clear, as promised.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            best value

            By Casual guitarist

            from Small town, Northern Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Originally a gift from a friend who thought these were the best sounding strings for the cost. I agree.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good stuff

              By Doug Singlecut

              from Evergreen, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Like these strings a lot. I have a Martin HD28 that can be kind of dark. I also sweat quite a bit and tend to deaden and corrode strings pretty quickly. These strings really brightened up the guitar in a good way and improved the projection dramatically compared to Martin or D'ad strings. They brightened it without making it harsh, actually improved the overtones as well and the best non-coated strings I've found for handling my alien sweat. Never write reviews, but these are good if you're looking for a little more oomph, sparkle and clarity out of your acoustic.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Strings for sure!

              By Chaos

              from Brooklyn, NY

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright and balanced tone
              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                They make my acoustic project more, the power chords are grungy, and the single notes ring clear and bright. Strumming chords is very musical with alot of sustain and harmonic content. Arpeggios are heavenly with bell like harmonics. These strings still sound great weeks after stringing them up. Good stuff all around.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm Sold

                By Chip

                from Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                At first strum it was hate. I hung on for a week and hate turned to like. After a month of playing everyday like turned to a rush. I find these strings are powerful, strong sustain, long lasting, and give a Martin a brightness no other string has in the past 16 years.

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                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Won't buy these again

                By BBB

                from IL

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I put these on a wood body resonator. I wanted a brighter sound, but these are harsh! I don't usually write reviews, but I wouldn't use these on any of my 4 acoustic guitars!

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I would buy these products again

                    By Jeff

                    from Central City Pa

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I am pleased with your products and plan to do business with you in the future.

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