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John Pearse600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (13)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Long life (10)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My guitar came ALIVE with these strings!

I have tried countless strings over the years, and these John Pearse strings are fantastic! You name it, I've tried it. Everything from D'Addario, Elixer, Martin, Gibson, DR, Cleartone and...Read complete review

I have tried countless strings over the years, and these John Pearse strings are fantastic! You name it, I've tried it. Everything from D'Addario, Elixer, Martin, Gibson, DR, Cleartone and even Dean Markley. Cheap and expensive, I have tried them. All I can say is that these are the best acoustic strings I have tried to date. I just went from a set of Elixers (which I thought were expensive, but good) to these, and these strings won out hands down. As soon as I installed these, my guitar absolutely came ALIVE! It was almost like night and day. Everything was better! Immediately what I noticed was the added volume and projection I was getting, but most of all, it was the tone that absolutely sold me on these. With these strings I heard more woodiness, percussive body, clarity, string to string definition, harmonic overtones, and resonance than any other acoustic strings I have heard to date. The top end also opened up and became even more tactile and transparent. These strings are just more organic, yet highly defined and less sterile than anything else I have heard, and they also have a very balanced output from string to string that is excellent. In no small measure, these strings have been a bit of a revelation. These strings are also very smooth, and I also noticed less finger noise between fretting notes and bar chords as well. However, regarding that smoothness, I also noticed something interesting as well. Just try to follow me with this: These are the first set of John Pearse strings I have ever installed, so I don't know if this is a "one off", but as smooth as they are, I also noticed that the unwound strings have an ever so slightly uneven and wavy finish to them in spots when you shine them in the light. I don't mention this as a negative IN ANY WAY, but just purely as an observation. Besides, I could care less because they sound so darn amazing. Anyway, my point of mentioning this (and this is based purely on conjecture), is I wonder if the barely perceptible finish inconsistencies contribute to the overall tonality of these strings? TBH, I have never seen strings that had this kind of "inconsistency" to their finish before, and I am wondering if this has anything to do with the great tonality of these strings? All the other strings I have bought over the years have been extremely smooth and consistent in their diameter and finish. Again, I don't mention this as a negative in any way because you never feel this while playing in the least. The only time I noticed it was when I looked at them under direct light. These strings sound fantastic, and obviously their specific alloy and construction plays a great part to their sound, but on the other hand, I have never seen strings with this kind of finish before, and yet I have also never been so excited about a set of strings before either. There has to be something to it. The only other thing I can mention is that these strings also have excellent string life as well. I have had these on my acoustic after about a month and a half of use, and they still sound fantastic! Anyway, all I can say is that I have tried A LOT of strings, and these ones are the standouts by far. Buy with confidence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Peace. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not that great

I tried these strings out with my Taylor Big Baby acoustic guitar and was expecting a mellower sound than what the stock Elixirs gave me. When I put them on, the sound was only...Read complete review

I tried these strings out with my Taylor Big Baby acoustic guitar and was expecting a mellower sound than what the stock Elixirs gave me. When I put them on, the sound was only marginally good for only 2 weeks of use, which averages out to about 6 hours playing time on my scale of playing. After those two weeks, the strings went dead, and now they sound lifeless. I have a good guitar and it doesn't even sound half bad with dead flabby strings on there, but it's embarassing to pick up a guitar that says "Taylor" on the headstock and not have it shine like it should. I will never again purchase John Pearse strings. They don't even sound close to some of the other acoustic strings that I've tried (Elixir, Martin, Epiphone) and they're more expensive than most acoustic strings you can get on the market today. They ARE better than Ernie Ball Acoustic Slinky's though, I will give them that. Please save yourself the hassle and do not purchase these strings.

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5.0

New "go to" string

By Gary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Love the sound, especially the trebles. seem to have more body and character on my Epi OM than Daddario EJ16s, Someone mentioned in a review somewhere that the trebles seemed to have a "less than smooth" texture than other strings. You can see it if you get the right light. Just subtle variations in the color. Could be the reason. Just put a set on a student's J160 Jumbo. seem good also

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5.0

best ...and i've used them all...i play a Gibson j45...

By james dean lasiter

from alaska

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I used these for 4 years now and am very happy. great tone, less tension and last for a long time and I gig several times a week and they last an average of 4 weeks...which is pretty darn good, cuz I play long 4 hour gigs..try them, you will like them!

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    5.0

    Great tone

    By Mick

    from Prarie Divide, Colorado

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      great tone, easy bend/hammer ons. Great tone for blues, country blues, folk. Not long life but forth that sacrifice.

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      4.0

      service at Musician's was excellent!!!

      By CB

      from OKC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Nice mellow tone

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        5.0

        Great strings

        By pwatson

        from Chicago

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Sound great on my Martin OM28

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          5.0

          Great strings

          By Cooterbass

          from Jacksonville il

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great strings so far purchased mediums and lights - lights i put on a seagull entourage and main reason i got them was to replace elixirs that came on gs mini taylor with the mediums i think they sound better and play easier

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            5.0

            Nice! Beautiful sounding. great feeling.

            By Jimmy G

            from Clinton MA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

            Best Uses

              Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Best strings I've tried! John Pearse is the best! I like the 80-20's too!

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pearse 600L

              By RVAMusician

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Been loyal to these strings since 1999. Next time I will oder by phone and request strings be shipped in a box rather than a tyvek bag.

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                  4.0

                  Several notches better than bulk strings

                  By Holmes

                  from Delaware

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Strong Fundamental Tone

                  Cons

                  • Funky Tone On Low Estring

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I put these strings on a nice sounding Martin DR that I usually string with bulk light phosphorous/steel strings and get a beautiful blend and an atypical fuller-bodied Martin tone for a guitar of this quality. These strings are good, more warm than bright – but very comparable to the bulk strings. The low E seems somewhat dead compared to the other five and even more so when it is chromatically compared to the A string. Before I recommend them to a friend, I'll play them for a while, try one more set, and see what happens.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My guitar came ALIVE with these strings!

                  By Eywa Dude

                  from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Added Volume
                  • Excellent Clarity
                  • Highly Revealing Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Reduced Finger Noise
                  • Smooth Feel
                  • Very Balanced Output

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Great For Any Situation

                  Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I have tried countless strings over the years, and these John Pearse strings are fantastic! You name it, I've tried it. Everything from D'Addario, Elixer, Martin, Gibson, DR, Cleartone and even Dean Markley. Cheap and expensive, I have tried them. All I can say is that these are the best acoustic strings I have tried to date. I just went from a set of Elixers (which I thought were expensive, but good) to these, and these strings won out hands down. As soon as I installed these, my guitar absolutely came ALIVE! It was almost like night and day. Everything was better! Immediately what I noticed was the added volume and projection I was getting, but most of all, it was the tone that absolutely sold me on these. With these strings I heard more woodiness, percussive body, clarity, string to string definition, harmonic overtones, and resonance than any other acoustic strings I have heard to date. The top end also opened up and became even more tactile and transparent. These strings are just more organic, yet highly defined and less sterile than anything else I have heard, and they also have a very balanced output from string to string that is excellent. In no small measure, these strings have been a bit of a revelation. These strings are also very smooth, and I also noticed less finger noise between fretting notes and bar chords as well. However, regarding that smoothness, I also noticed something interesting as well. Just try to follow me with this: These are the first set of John Pearse strings I have ever installed, so I don't know if this is a "one off", but as smooth as they are, I also noticed that the unwound strings have an ever so slightly uneven and wavy finish to them in spots when you shine them in the light. I don't mention this as a negative IN ANY WAY, but just purely as an observation. Besides, I could care less because they sound so darn amazing. Anyway, my point of mentioning this (and this is based purely on conjecture), is I wonder if the barely perceptible finish inconsistencies contribute to the overall tonality of these strings? TBH, I have never seen strings that had this kind of "inconsistency" to their finish before, and I am wondering if this has anything to do with the great tonality of these strings? All the other strings I have bought over the years have been extremely smooth and consistent in their diameter and finish. Again, I don't mention this as a negative in any way because you never feel this while playing in the least. The only time I noticed it was when I looked at them under direct light. These strings sound fantastic, and obviously their specific alloy and construction plays a great part to their sound, but on the other hand, I have never seen strings with this kind of finish before, and yet I have also never been so excited about a set of strings before either. There has to be something to it. The only other thing I can mention is that these strings also have excellent string life as well. I have had these on my acoustic after about a month and a half of use, and they still sound fantastic! Anyway, all I can say is that I have tried A LOT of strings, and these ones are the standouts by far. Buy with confidence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Peace. :)

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