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John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings  

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John Pearse

Designed for professionals.

Gauges: 16-18-28-38-49-59.

Nickel wound.


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


Order today and enjoy the thrill of a new set of John Pearse strings.

 
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John Pearse3000 Resophonic Strings
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good tone (3)

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      5.0

      Great set

      By michaell

      from Cleveland

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings:

        Started playing lap steel seriously and a friend suggested this set. Truly remarkable. They make a huge difference in the feel and sound of my lap steel.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        John Pearse #3000 (& Gretsch Boxcar)

        By soufiej

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings:

            Switched from OEM strings to the JP's and was bowled over. I have never heard such a profound improvement in sound quality with any other string change I've ever made. Certainly, I was not expecting this great an improvement from a budget priced instrument.

            Sweet and inviting, warm, full and lustrous wouldn't be short changing the sound of the Pearse strings on the Gretsch squareneck resonator. Mostly though, the sound of the Pearse strings just blows the OEM strings out of the water. My spouse noticed the improvement two rooms away. The first two strings of the Pearse set are plain steel while the rest are Nickel wound which gives the sound a smooth, consistent attack with a definite bloom and roundness the D'Addario's would never achieve. The sound of the wood is still there but the warmth and sustain of the Pearse strings is just remarkable. The sustain? Un-fricking believable!!! Days and days and days of sustain to even the most softly picked note. I am gob-smacked! And my gob doesn't get smacked all that often any more.

            I would highly suggest anyone with a Gretsch resonator give the Pearse strings a try. They held tune exceptionally well and required no adjustments during my playing session last night and are still remarkably close (for brand new strings) to correct this morning. I'm using a Peterson clip on, strobe type tuner for the Gretsch. No give or take a few cents here, the strings are just simply staying in tune.

            If you prefer the somewhat hard, squawky, metallic sound of the Gretsch with the OEM strings, you might find the D'Addario's more suited to your taste. If, however, you would like an instant upgrade in the warmth, big-tone and sustain departments and you own a Gretsch, buy the Pearse strings. The benefits far outweigh the cost of the experiment IMO.

            Very highly recommended!!!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Be careful when ordering!!

            By John SoulShine

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings:

            Don't make the mistake I did and end up with
            2 sets of stings I can't use & could not reasonably return.
            This set is very heavy and not recommended by National unless only tuning to open G.
            If tuning to standard, Open E or A, can cause damage to the guitar.
            Not happy with my friends at MF lately .... the picture is for the wrong set of strings

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            JP Reso Strings

            By Geoff Arnold

            from Hillsboro, OR

            Comments about John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings:

            As said before, I need consistent performance out of my strings, with no surprises. John Pearse Reso strings deliver that requirement.
            Some are tempted to put ten stars. But that doesn't always reflect the reality of the product's actual value. I've been playing music for 50 years; I'm not new to Dobro/Resophonic instruments, but they are not my strong suit, either.

            However, a "guitar" string is a guitar string. It's going to respond a certain way, sound a certain way, etc. And these strings sound great. They retain their life for a good while, unless you play three hours a day, five days a week, in which case, you will need to change them every few days or so.
            The quality of the manufacturing is very good. These are not "hand made by nubile wood nymphs on new moon nights", which as most educated people understand, hand wound actually translates to "inconsistent" winding tensions and spacing, thus inferior sounding strings. They are machine made, consistent from set to set, which is critical for professional musicians. We need to know what the strings are going to do, how they're going to react, and in some sense, how long they'll "live".
            Not the cheapest set on the market. But the quality of the strings makes them a great value, even at these prices. Until I find a better set, at a better or comparable value, I will continue to use John Pearse Nickel Reso strings.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Bright Sound

            By Uncle Joe

            from Chicago

            Comments about John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings:

            If you have you feel like you get a dull or muddy sound from your regular strings, these can give your resonator some extra punch and sparkle. Possibly too much, try a set before buying in bulk!
            Nickel wound, so they are silvery. I like the look. They are very smooth and playable. The tone is very bright. Depending on your instrument and your preferences, they may be too bright. They seem to help a lot of inexpensive dobros get a clearer tone. On my maple body Deneve, they can really cut through in a jam, but lack the fullness I get from a good set of bronze wounds.
            Like all John Pearse strings, the quality is top notch.
            They stand up for at least as long as posphor bronze strings, so a good value.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            heavy

            By Scott Bow

            from Jamestown, TN

            Comments about John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings:

            Long time user of JP acoustic strings, so I tried John Pearse 3000 Resophonic Strings. Great tone and long lasting...bright cutting tone from my inexpensive resonator (Rogue)These are heavy gauge, for slide only...a little too heavy for my Rogue, had to replace the tailpiece. It was worth it!

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