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Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light

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This is the first brand of copper/bronze acoustic guitar strings. These strings contain the highest copper content of any acoustic guitar string-more...Click To Read More About This Product

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Add some warmth to your sound.

This is the first brand of copper/bronze acoustic guitar strings. These strings contain the highest copper content of any acoustic guitar string-more than 80/20, more than phosphor bronze. Red Strings provide precise articulation, louder sound, great projection, and a warmer richer tone from the moment you tune them up. There hasn't been a significant new material introduced for acoustic guitar strings in 35 years... until now!

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Red StringsCopper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light
 
3.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

0%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not for everyone

i have to admit im not entirely sold on the new red strings. upon stringing my guitar, i noticed the strings had much more give than more traditional accoustic strings, which was not...Read complete review

i have to admit im not entirely sold on the new red strings. upon stringing my guitar, i noticed the strings had much more give than more traditional accoustic strings, which was not much of a problem, an extra 5 minutes tuning for the next day or so of regular playing. unfortunately the strings hit their prime for only a short time, but it sure was great while it lasted. fantastic warmth and great punch which was even more notable than the tone of the strings. but shortly after the warmth faded very quickly. i would recommend these strings to try, as they are a completely different feel, but, that being said, red strings are the first of their kind to my knowledge, and it seems there are many advancements to come as red strings grows with new reviews. try the strings if you want something new, just dont expect to play for any grant length of time with them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective strings

I've tried Martins,Cleartones,Ernie Ball,Elixir,Ghs,Dr,Dean markley,John Pearse,and D addario I have not had any faulty string sets. I must of had a bad set....Read complete review

I've tried Martins,Cleartones,Ernie Ball,Elixir,Ghs,Dr,Dean markley,John Pearse,and D addario I have not had any faulty string sets. I must of had a bad set. Low,E,A,B and Hi E were fine. D and G started to buzz when I was a half step away from pitch. The d string snapped. G string held on. Thought it was the guitar. I tried the g string on my on my other guitar and had same problem. I've also noticied the strings seem to rust fast.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Pure Garbage

By Gigmaster

from Chatsworth, Ga.

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Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

I bought a set of Red lights to put on my Ovation cc-257. Right out of the package, the G and the D strings had nicks in them all the way through the wrapping. I e-mailed Red, and they sent me a replacement set. I tried to put them on my Ovation, and before I could even get the G string tuned to a F note, it broke. I'm done with them.Save your money and buy ANY other brand. it will be an improvement. These are just junk.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Defective strings

By WB78

from California

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Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

I've tried Martins,Cleartones,Ernie Ball,Elixir,Ghs,Dr,Dean markley,John Pearse,and D addario I have not had any faulty string sets. I must of had a bad set. Low,E,A,B and Hi E were fine. D and G started to buzz when I was a half step away from pitch. The d string snapped. G string held on. Thought it was the guitar. I tried the g string on my on my other guitar and had same problem. I've also noticied the strings seem to rust fast.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Dead Strings

By Sambo

from Boise, ID

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality
    • Short life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      I read some reviews about these strings being great for recording because of their tone. Got to the studio, changed the strings and immediately the G string was dead. I decided to try them out anyway, by the end of the third song the rest of the strings were gone. Ended up changing them and redoing the whole set. Save your money and get something else.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great

      By theonecalledjoe

      from Southington OH

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      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      I bought these today at guitar center and restrung my Ibanez PF instead of the Daddarios that were on it. All I can say is WOW! What an improvement. Volume, warmth, clarity and sustain were all increased. I love them they made my guitar sound like a Taylor. I recommend these to everyone looking for great acoustic tone for a not so great guitar.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Dead G string

      By AdvocateMan

      from Michigan

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      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      I've played Martin and D'Addario lights for years, with a pretty strong preference for the D'Addarios. In my Michigan climates, which change almost monthly, the D'Addarios last longer than the Martins. Tried Red lights based on some reviews and just to experiment. Bought two packs. Just strung my D-28 and, thud, got a dead G string. Totally, completely flat. I'll revisit this review when I put my other set of Reds on either my D-28 or Gibson Songwriter. But I have to play next weekend so, just to be safe, I took off all the new Reds and put on my trusty D'Addarios. Beautiful tone as usual, and no dead ones. The other Red strings sounded pretty good, but given this initial experience, I can't give them anymore than an overall 2. But again, I'll give them another chance and update this review in the coming weeks.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not for everyone

      By player05

      from north jersey

      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      i have to admit im not entirely sold on the new red strings. upon stringing my guitar, i noticed the strings had much more give than more traditional accoustic strings, which was not much of a problem, an extra 5 minutes tuning for the next day or so of regular playing. unfortunately the strings hit their prime for only a short time, but it sure was great while it lasted. fantastic warmth and great punch which was even more notable than the tone of the strings. but shortly after the warmth faded very quickly. i would recommend these strings to try, as they are a completely different feel, but, that being said, red strings are the first of their kind to my knowledge, and it seems there are many advancements to come as red strings grows with new reviews. try the strings if you want something new, just dont expect to play for any grant length of time with them.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great warm tone

      By ras1500

      from Queen Creek, AZ

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      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      I've only been playing for just over a year, so I'm hardly an expert. I have a Dean Jumbo acoustic guitar, which came with D'Addario strings, so I've been using D'Addario strings when it was time to replace the strings. D'Addario's sound good, but I didn't like the bright tinny sound when the strings were new. After reading the advertising and reviews, I decided to try the Red strings. They are just what I've been looking for. Freshly installed, they have a nice warm tone and the tone seems to be holding up after about 5 weeks of daily playing. They cost more than the typical D'Addario, but I think they are worth it. I will definitely be buying more Red's in the future.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What an amazing change

      By rippintorn

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      So I love to tinker with my tone. I notice certain guitars sound great with certain brands. Reds change the game for me. Now, I have to try them out on all my guitars (all 20 of them!) to see how each guitar responds. As the advertising states, warmer tone and greater projection is spot on. String life is on par with phos bronze strings but I would love a coated version. You will not be disappointed with these strings. You will notice a difference and depending on the guitar, you will absolutely love how they change your tone.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Red Strings

      By AL-pKAFQ

      from Syracuse, NY

      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      My main acoustics are a vintage Guild D35 and a Martin D28H. I usually use GHS phosphor bronze or Martin Marquis. My first experience with the Reds is a good one. I had to retune for several days. Once the strings stabilized I found that they have a warm tone clear tone. A bit brighter than my usual string choice. I play daily and after four weeks the strings still sound true. I have noticed no tarnish residue on my fingers or when wiping down strings after playing. This is a very interesting and well thought out product. I will definately be buying Reds in the future.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the best acoustic strings I have ever tried

      By Glenn's Summer of Love

      from Pittsburgh PA

      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      I own an entire collection of Martin and Gibson new and vintage guitars. I've tried every string imaginable. The last string I rave about is Pyramid. They're made in Germany and have incredible tone and lasting ability. However, I decided to try these Red strings because of their price tag. They are INCREDIBLE. The first thing I noticed - no fret buzz. Second the nice even tone. I just ordered another 1/2 dozen sets to try them on my other guitars. I'm anxious to see how they sound in the studio.

       
      1.0

      High Hopes = a cruel JOKE

      By Mamyth1

      from Seattle WA

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      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy
      • Dead Strings
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

      • Trash Can Fodder

      Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

      Bought 3 sets because I was excited to hear what they describe as that PIANO tone. I restrung my Taylor with the first set and the G string snapped a whole step before ever being in tune and the D and A string were both dead. took the G from 2nd pack to see if I could even get one whole set in tune.... TWANG it breaks same as the first. Restrung with a set of JP PB wow that was nice... as time went by the JP's needed to be replaced and I still had that 3rd pack of RED's so I thought lets give it a go. Guess what =) yep G string snaps and E and A are all dead.... wish I could have my money back. Will NEVER use or recommend... ZERO stars

       
      2.0

      Very warm or very dead

      By Gtrdancer1

      from VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

          I purchased a set of these a few years back at a local shop. Granted, they were still a very new brand on the market and did not have much 'name recognition', so it's possible that they just sat on the shelf too long. I put my set on an Ovation Legend super shallow body. Normally, a fresh set of any brand string will show some life on that guitar. However, I found these to be either way too warm due to the high copper content or way too dead. I've never tried another set..and at that price, I think I won't. If you're looking for 'warmer' phospher bronze, try GHS phospher bronze, they are indeed warmer than D'Addario. Less harsh overtones. (That's sorta what I was looking for when I tried out the Reds).

           
          2.0

          Red Strings Review

          By Beans

          from Austin, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Breaks Easy
          • Factory Replaced Them But
          • Has The Same Issue
          • I No Longer Buy These
          • On The G Then D String
          • Windings Routinely Broke

          Best Uses

            Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

            Simple; the windings on the G and D separated at several points after one nights play. Factory replaced a set but same thing happened. I no longer buy Red Strings.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes. . .someone in the string industry listened!

            By Rfaat Al-Rashid

            from San Antonio, TX

            Comments about Red Strings Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light:

            Wow I don't even know what to say. I have owned SEVERAL acoustic guitars up until this point, from trash to bangers, no-name decent models, taks, yamaha, fenders, and lately taylors. finally settled and I am extremely happy with a Martin D-15. I simply kept buying and returning or buying and trading because I'd get another, thinking it was bassier, warmer, darker than the last, only to play it for a while and realize it was just more bright, jangly, "lasticey" sounding crap. That seemed to be the only sound manufacturers liked to produce until I found the Martin D-15. simple, Beautiful, oceans of bass, resonance, warmth, and dark gorgeous tone. No bright crap. So obviously on this odyssey i have tried just about every string i could find to possibly reduce the tinny bright jangle sounds i always got. After the D15 I was even more of a maniac, chasing more and more of that beautiful bottom end, as it already had plenty, I still wanted more. finally put these new reds on today and what else is there to say. I can rant and rave no more because these are the epitome of what I think guitar strings should sound like. If you cant tell the sound they sound like after this billion word post, then please, if you're always chasing after the next best string, stop chasing. go pick up a set and see that apparently it isnt just another marketing ploy - i guess copper is what i've been looking for for 15 years. and I only have the lights ;) the only reason i gave it a 4 for value is that i had to pay for the elixir-like price tag. but hey, with all the next great crap sets i won't be buying now, i guess thats fair.

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