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Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze guitar strings deliver a strong, deep bass response with extremely bright and crisp overtones. They are made from an 80% co...Read More

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Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze guitar strings deliver a strong, deep bass response with extremely bright and crisp overtones. They are made from an 80% copper and 20% zinc alloy, and are manufactured to the highest tolerance standards to enhance your musical enjoyment and performance.


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Musician's GearAcoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (84)
  • Consistent (70)
  • Well built / quality (48)
  • Long life (40)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (77)
  • Back-up (53)
  • Concerts (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (65), Professional musician (28), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strings, strings, strings & more strings

Affordable strings are wonderful. At the rate I go through a set these fit the bill. I put some top shelf 80/20's on my dreadnaught and they last about 3 weeks...Read complete review

Affordable strings are wonderful. At the rate I go through a set these fit the bill. I put some top shelf 80/20's on my dreadnaught and they last about 3 weeks max, usually two.

It's the same with electrics.

No matter how much or how "great" a certain string is, I get 2 and maybe 3 weeks out of them if that particular guitar is in heavy rotation. And by the 3rd week they're usually over ripe.

With acoustics the degradation in playability/sound is very obvious, electric strings can be disguised a bit with effects etc... but acoustic strings are bare naked and tell no lies. If they are going bad... it is readily apparant.

Do these work for me? Yes. Are they the "greatest" strings ever? No hype... they do the job and are on par with everything else out there.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Value, Nice Packaging, Bad Tone

I tried a new set of these out on an Alvarez AD60 acoustic/electric with a TUSQ saddle and what are likely a regular plastic nut and bridge pins. To give you an idea...Read complete review

I tried a new set of these out on an Alvarez AD60 acoustic/electric with a TUSQ saddle and what are likely a regular plastic nut and bridge pins. To give you an idea of the sounds I am used to, I generally use Elixir lights and use both phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze versions and in nanoweb and polyweb versions. For uncoated strings I use D'Addario EJ16 light phosphor bronze strings.

PROS

For being inexpensive, the strings are packaged well. The outer box is not sealed, but each individual string is sealed in clear plastic with the string name and number printed in large lettering. The ends are all brass, but with the individual packaging, it eliminates the need for color coding. This is a great feature for beginners, those that don't string often, or even those without good vision - no having to refer back to a tiny print color coding chart, which can be different for different brands of strings.

Also, the box had a hanger tab, which is really handy for me to hang on a long peg on my workbench pegboard until the strings are needed.

CONS

The sound on these strings is EXTREMELY bright and it makes the guitar, who's sound I always get compliments on, sound like a bottom of the line laminate top guitar in my opinion.

The thinner strings seem to kink more easily than other brands I have installed, I suppose they could have been like that in the package, but if so I did not notice.

Compared to other non-coated strings, my fingers, which are calloused but smooth, really "stick" to the strings and there is a lot of string noise.

Immediately after stringing and tuning, my clean fingertips had gray and black lines on them after playing these strings for about 10 minutes. I was surprised by this as usually it only happens when playing on old or dirty strings.

I can't recommend these for sound quality, but at the price I am not disappointed I tried them out.

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5.0

good strings, good tone, great price.

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from lone star state

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    g ood strings, g ood tone, g reat price.

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    5.0

    Can't beat the quality to price ratio!

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    from Raynham, MA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These strings deliver! Can't beat the price. They wear in quickly and last quite a while. I use both electric and acoustic and have never had a problem. They seem to stay in tune better than some "name" brands. I buy these consistently. No sense changing if they work!

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      5.0

      Surprising find!

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      from Buchanan Dam, Texas

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Produce nice bright sound.

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Only had them on for a couple of weeks. They dialed in real nicely and do not have a problem with staying in tune. Great find.

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          5.0

          Repeat purchase.

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          from Michigan

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jams
            • Practicing

            Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I use these strings on my practice and jam guitars. They hold up surprisingly well. Great price point for the quality. I have had no issues with these strings.

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            4.0

            I string for every show

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            from Key West Fla

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • new strings every show

              Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I string for every show so the price is rite

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              2.0

              Cheap but good strings for practice

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              from Niagara Falls, NY

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              Pros

              • Vary affordable strings

              Cons

              • Poor tone, leaves black & grey film on fingers

              Best Uses

              • practicing or learning how to string your guitar

              Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Thought I'd try these strings since they were at an unbeatable price. Well, you get what you pay for. Very poor tone for brand new strings. They leave black & grey film on fingertips after only a few minutes of playing them, like old strings do. I would suggest paying a little bit more for your strings. These are perfect for the beginner guitarist that doesn't understand or care about tone or just for learning how to string your instrument & practicing. They do break easily so be careful!

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              5.0

              These strings are good ! A bit tinny sounding at first!

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              from Pueblo CO.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These strings start sounding mellow after several days ,and the initial overtones subside, which is normal with all new strings then they sound fine afterwards. Now string tone and life depends on many factors such as how hard played ,and finger PH ,and individual ears , personal bias etc, but unless you think expensive strings deliever some majical properties these are just fine for everyday use ,and when they go dull , buy some new ones .

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                5.0

                Great Acoustic Strings/ Great Value

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                from Bartlesville, Ok.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I have used these strings on several acoustic instruments for many years. They have always been of high quality and give out good tone and volume. They are a great price value and you can expect a good 12 to 16 hours of play time from them. I break a few but overall I find them to be good enough that I have stayed loyal to this brand for over 15 years. I think they are great for what they cost.

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                  5.0

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                  from Salem, Missouri USA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    These strings are just as good as any strings if not better and i will keep buying them for a great price.

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                    3.0

                    Decent strings at a great price

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                    from Kentucky

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Strings are mainly used for practice sessions. A little stiff and tone breaks down after a while. But... For the price, it is well worth purchasing!

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