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John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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John Pearse is a small string company, known quite well in bluegrass circles. Great strings!


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John Pearse200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (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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5.0

Excellent Strings at an Excellent Price

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great sound at an excellent price.

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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.

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    5.0

    best ever

    By chief slapaho

    from s.c.

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    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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Strings on Planet Earth

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      By Unplugged Guy

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Professional Musician

      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!

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        (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.

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            (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

            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!!

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              5.0

              Strings sound great right out of the box

              By Songwriter99

              from Central California

              About Me Experienced

              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.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Great while they lasted!

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

                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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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Too dark and muddy

                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!

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                (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.

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