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John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

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John Pearse200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best strings I've found!!

I am a professional studio musician for mainly country, Gospel, and bluegrass music. I had been using Elixir's for years and never thought about trying anything else. Well one day i wanted to...Read complete review

I am a professional studio musician for mainly country, Gospel, and bluegrass music. I had been using Elixir's for years and never thought about trying anything else. Well one day i wanted to try out some for the heck of it and I got these John Pearse strings along with a bunch of other strings that were sent to me to see if I would market. These strings blew me away!! They had a louder sound than any other strings i tried. They had a super great tone. I was able to tell a very noticeable difference in the rich lows that were added with these strings. The only bad thing is they don't last as long as the coated strings but sometimes you have to decide if you want a better tone and change strings more often or have something like Elixir's that don't sound as good but can stay on there for a longer time. Oh and even people that have no clue about guitars, would hear my guitar and ask if I done something to it b/c it sounded louder and better and I have a Customized Larivee that Jean made for me!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great while they lasted!

These were great strings- great tonality,great clarity- can hear every note; but they went completely dead in a couple of days. At $ a set, these should have lasted a couple...Read complete review

These were great strings- great tonality,great clarity- can hear every note; but they went completely dead in a couple of days. At $ a set, these should have lasted a couple of months. Would not buy again.
These strings are overpriced.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Strings on Planet Earth

By Unplugged Guy

from Denver, CO

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Ever wonder why your guitar never has the sweet woody sounds like the old recordings of Simon and Garfunkel, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, Arlo Guthrie, or the Grateful Dead? It's because NONE of those artists used phosphor bronze strings for their recordings (and definitely no coated strings either)!

    No they used 80/20's to get their amazing sounds, and John Pearse makes the best 80/20 strings in the world!

    Bright and sparkling when first put on your guitar, and then within a week they mellow to warm and clear perfection. And then that sound lasts and last.

    Try these strings. Give them 2 weeks and you'll be hooked on them for a lifetime!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    John Pearse 80/20 acoustic

    By JC

    from Tampa, Fl.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Just put on my first set of John Pearse 80/20. I've been using Elixers on my 16 series martin. The difference in sound is pretty dramatic. It just sings.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for bluegrass

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Ive been playin bluegrass most of my life with martins, but when i found john pearse i decided to try em out because i liked the way the package looked. turns out they are some of the best strings i have ever put on my takamine g-series. excellent sound! i strongly recomend them to anyone.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You Will Love These Strings

        By Nickmyster

        from Mio, Michigan

        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I bought these while on the road at a small music store, they had one set of acoustic strings left, John Pearse,so making a choice was easy. I put them on my Martin D-18 and it sang like never before! No doubt the best strings you can buy, for longevity, tuning, and great sound. I have never bought anything else since and that was many years ago. I've told every player I know about these, that's how impressed I am.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the best strings for acoustic period.

        By [*]

        from nj

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        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I love these strings. I have these on my martin d18vs and all I can say is wow. If you want to hear what your guitar sounds like, these are the strings to get. Hear all the wood tones, the clarity is amazing.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Strings I ever used

        By Epicstone

        from Vista, California

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        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        If you are a finger style guitarist you must give these strings a try. They are more live and responsive than any string I have used and they are well balanced. I hear more harmonics with these strings compared to others. I have been playing for over 30 years and am very exacting in all guitar products I use.

         
        5.0

        My Martin D28 and Guild D55 sound great with these strings

        By digitalpix4all

        from Woodbury, MN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Playing in a choir
          • Practicing

          Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Good stuff

          Service and delivery comments:

          Took a little longer than I expected.

           
          5.0

          Excellant

          By n/a

          from New York

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          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I put a set of these on my e10ss and that guitar never sounded so good.

               
              5.0

              I will buy these strings again and again.

              By Willie

              from Prairie Grove, AR

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I came across these strings several years ago and was so impressed with the sound quality. That I have them on all my acoustic guitars.

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again!

                  By Value for the Buck

                  from Hudson, Iowa

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Good tone but will go with the heavier set .013 instead of .012" as more punch is needed to bring my Martin alive. Good price!

                     
                    5.0

                    Rich, bold, bell tone and great sustain.

                    By Nature Boy

                    from Alexandria, VA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      These are the strings that Doc Watson used. For bluegrass and oldtime, these are the best I've used. The tone and volume really cut through the noise.

                       
                      5.0

                      Yes. Will buy again.

                      By John

                      from Illinois

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Make my Martin ring. Best strings I've ever used...

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Deal on Good Merchandise

                        By Ron Osaki

                        from Aurora, CO

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I've used John Pearce 200s for years. Musicians Friend had a good deal on them so I bought them
                          before I really needed them.--I haven't used strings from this purchase, but expect that they'll meet Pearce's
                          high standards. This review is more for the price and service than about the quality of the merchandise. Thanks, Musicians Friend, for the price break!

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Strings at an Excellent Price

                          By Rick

                          from Washington State

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          Great sound at an excellent price.

                           
                          5.0

                          My favorite strings

                          By Jack

                          from Colorado

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I've used these strings for several years with good results. I like the tone on both my flat tops and arch tops. Never had a problem.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            best ever

                            By chief slapaho

                            from s.c.

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              took me 40+ years to find these. won't ever use another brand on acoustic guitar again

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Best strings I've found!!

                              By Country guitar picker!

                              from Nashville, TN

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                I am a professional studio musician for mainly country, Gospel, and bluegrass music. I had been using Elixir's for years and never thought about trying anything else. Well one day i wanted to try out some for the heck of it and I got these John Pearse strings along with a bunch of other strings that were sent to me to see if I would market. These strings blew me away!! They had a louder sound than any other strings i tried. They had a super great tone. I was able to tell a very noticeable difference in the rich lows that were added with these strings. The only bad thing is they don't last as long as the coated strings but sometimes you have to decide if you want a better tone and change strings more often or have something like Elixir's that don't sound as good but can stay on there for a longer time. Oh and even people that have no clue about guitars, would hear my guitar and ask if I done something to it b/c it sounded louder and better and I have a Customized Larivee that Jean made for me!!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Strings sound great right out of the box

                                By Songwriter99

                                from Central Valley, CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts

                                  Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  These are my standard strings on a big rosewood Martin dred. Been using them for about 5 years, and though they cost a little more, to me they are worth it. They are consistent, don't break, and sound great -- even right out of the box.

                                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Too dark and muddy

                                  By KenW in Portland, OR

                                  from Portland, OR

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                                  Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  I tried these after other folks had given good reviews for them. I put them on my Tacoma JR55 Jumbo rosewood/spruce and on my Asian Breedlove maple/spruce dreadnaught guitar. They were so dark and muddy that I replaced them by the next day with EXP light gauge strings. I am now sold on the EXP; 80/20 bronze for bluegrass boldness, or phosphor bronze for warmth. Elixir is good, but they don't seem to keep good tone after a month or so. If you like a brighter sound, you might want to try another string rather than John Pearse. I wish I had spent my money on D'Addario EXP's!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Simply the Best

                                  By Derrick C.

                                  from Coffeyville, KS

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  I have been using John Pearse guitar strings for 10+ years and I have to say that in my opinion, they are the best strings on the market bar none! Perfect for recording and they hold their tune and tone longer than any string I have ever played.

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