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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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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

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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.

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again!

        By best deal for the buck

        from Iowa

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        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

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          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

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            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

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              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!

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