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John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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John Pearse

Designed for professionals.

Gauges 12-16-24-32-42-53.

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


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John Pearse600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Back-up (3)
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      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    600L light. Performance best.

    For my Washburn D-61 "Prairie Song" Dreadnaught I had been using SIT Royal Bronze Extra Lights, but on the recommendation of a colleague decided to try John Pearse Phosphor Bronze...Read complete review

    For my Washburn D-61 "Prairie Song" Dreadnaught I had been using SIT Royal Bronze Extra Lights, but on the recommendation of a colleague decided to try John Pearse Phosphor Bronze 80/20 600Ls. They were superior in every way; Highly stable, remained in tune the entire performance, rugged, not weather sensitive, durable, very full and balanced tone with great attack and projection, facile for different styles and smooth in transitions. These strings are a bit heavier than my usual gauge and take more strength, but are worth the time and effort to get toughened up to. Believe me, in my career I've tried them all. A good exchange for the 6th is a .054W for a .053W and I'd use a .046W for the .042W. This is because I like bottom end emphasis and greater over tonality. This formula also works well for my Seymour-Duncan lipstick tube center hole pickup. This pickup, while not very sensitive, provides a very rich and wide production of tones and timbre. Thus, more emotional characteristic. It imarts a natural sound. I refuse to use those soulless and artificial sounding piezoelectric (crystal) pickups. John Pearse and Seymour-Duncan, to me, are made for each other. I do, however, recommend changing to new strings for every performance to insure top quality of sound. This is consistent with most Tech practices. I also rely on Finger Ease to cut down on string talk and sure and fast chord position changes, especially when going from lower to upper register chords. (I am not a Vince Gill type but more of the James Taylor style with touches of Robin Crow). Besides, Finger Ease helps protect the strings- and I do use Gorilla Snot to stabilize my pick stability. I do wish, however, that Pearse strings were more widely available, but I buy at the better professionally oriented shops and this not a particular problem, except in more out-of-the-way places. Thus, I carry the requisite sets with me, plus extra individual strings which are mostly GSH phosphor bronze of the same weight; GHS is common and works well with almost any set for the remainder of the performance. I am tough on the B and the G and can massacre a 1st E with ease with hammer-ons, pull-offs, pops and string stretches. Check out how good they are with barrs. If you do it right, no mutes or buzzes. Sometimes I love string talk for character, so I might wipe a bit of String Ease off and let them squeak like a shredder. I only use a thumb pick for finger style, but a treaded 0.75mm or 1mm Dunlop pick for the rest. I also use, instead of my solid brass locking capo, one or two Third Hand capos. (These capos are unique and let you use chording structures that cannot be obtained any other way. They add a whole different dimension to my playing. Up to five can be used at once for any creation.) But it all starts with the right strings for the right job: John Pearse. (Ps: I've never used Elixers and don't intend to. If I get that far I'll look for flat wounds.

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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

    True sound-made in USA quality

    By Mick

    from Prarie Divide, Co

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Best Of The 928 Pb Light
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      best 92-8 PB light acoustic strings made in USA--true mellow sound-not harsh--tensile strength is just right, easy on the fingers-last the longest for uncoated strings.

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      5.0

      Great strings

      By Joanie Jagoda

      from Montana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I get these strings for Christmas every year as a stocking stuffer. My musicians can't afford their own so this helps them through the next month while they play. Musician's friend is always fast, accurate, and easy to deal with.

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          5.0

          600L light. Performance best.

          By Jim Barclay

          from Worcester, MA, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Best Professional Choice
          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Most Stable And True
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Not Easy To Find

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Stage Performanc
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          For my Washburn D-61 "Prairie Song" Dreadnaught I had been using SIT Royal Bronze Extra Lights, but on the recommendation of a colleague decided to try John Pearse Phosphor Bronze 80/20 600Ls. They were superior in every way; Highly stable, remained in tune the entire performance, rugged, not weather sensitive, durable, very full and balanced tone with great attack and projection, facile for different styles and smooth in transitions. These strings are a bit heavier than my usual gauge and take more strength, but are worth the time and effort to get toughened up to. Believe me, in my career I've tried them all. A good exchange for the 6th is a .054W for a .053W and I'd use a .046W for the .042W. This is because I like bottom end emphasis and greater over tonality. This formula also works well for my Seymour-Duncan lipstick tube center hole pickup. This pickup, while not very sensitive, provides a very rich and wide production of tones and timbre. Thus, more emotional characteristic. It imarts a natural sound. I refuse to use those soulless and artificial sounding piezoelectric (crystal) pickups. John Pearse and Seymour-Duncan, to me, are made for each other. I do, however, recommend changing to new strings for every performance to insure top quality of sound. This is consistent with most Tech practices. I also rely on Finger Ease to cut down on string talk and sure and fast chord position changes, especially when going from lower to upper register chords. (I am not a Vince Gill type but more of the James Taylor style with touches of Robin Crow). Besides, Finger Ease helps protect the strings- and I do use Gorilla Snot to stabilize my pick stability. I do wish, however, that Pearse strings were more widely available, but I buy at the better professionally oriented shops and this not a particular problem, except in more out-of-the-way places. Thus, I carry the requisite sets with me, plus extra individual strings which are mostly GSH phosphor bronze of the same weight; GHS is common and works well with almost any set for the remainder of the performance. I am tough on the B and the G and can massacre a 1st E with ease with hammer-ons, pull-offs, pops and string stretches. Check out how good they are with barrs. If you do it right, no mutes or buzzes. Sometimes I love string talk for character, so I might wipe a bit of String Ease off and let them squeak like a shredder. I only use a thumb pick for finger style, but a treaded 0.75mm or 1mm Dunlop pick for the rest. I also use, instead of my solid brass locking capo, one or two Third Hand capos. (These capos are unique and let you use chording structures that cannot be obtained any other way. They add a whole different dimension to my playing. Up to five can be used at once for any creation.) But it all starts with the right strings for the right job: John Pearse. (Ps: I've never used Elixers and don't intend to. If I get that far I'll look for flat wounds.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Say what you will

          By acoustiman

          from Fremont, In

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            You can say what you will about the quality, endurance and sound of all the other strings, but none of it matters because John Pearse are by far the best in every category. I have them on my Gibson, Taylor and Martin. It's quite remarkable how balanced these strings are.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BEST STRING EVER

            By Rozites

            from Knoxville, TN

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I've been using JOhn Pearse strings for years and years. They are the best. i've never had strings last longer and be easier on my fingers.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tone!

              By Slowpoke

              from Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I use these on a Taylor 814ce to play 3 and 4 member Bluegrass gospel. Typical life span. Definitely the best i have found for my guitar and what i do.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Sound

                  By Bluesmule

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Great service too!

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    JP 600L

                    By JMBW Vintage

                    from MN

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Consistent
                      • Poor Tone Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        No depth. These strings sounded okay when first played, but as the playing progressed, there was no depth or tone. Would not buy again.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Dead strings sound good.

                        By AC-zeQWU

                        from Earth

                        Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        These strings really do the job for me. I like vintage guitars with a folk acoustic sound. I do agree with the comment that they leave your finger tips black but I think that is just the nature of the Phosphor Bronze being uncoated. Give them a try.
                        Phosphor Bronze, uncoated, Light Guage strings.
                        The quality is good. I have never broke one. The sound of the strings produce a low and worn in type sound. If you like "dead" strings get these. I know it sounds kinda bizzare but it works for my vintage guitars. If you play Elixir (and prefer them) then these are not for you.
                        Honestly, I thing that they are a little overpriced. I wouldn't mind spending less.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        McD

                        By mcdee

                        from WY

                        Comments about John Pearse 600L Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        I tried a lot of strings in this price range and these last the longest and sound much better than most!
                        I buy them buy the half dozen.

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