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Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Brighter, dynamic sound with lots of clarity.

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Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex shaped tin plated steel core wire. The most popular acoustic provides a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.


You'll definitely feel and hear the difference. Order today.

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Ernie Ball2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Earthwood rock and blues

First: Understand that you may be giving up a little volume putting these on a guitar other than that they are insane (in a good way)I have them on 3 acoustics currently:...Read complete review

First: Understand that you may be giving up a little volume putting these on a guitar other than that they are insane (in a good way)I have them on 3 acoustics currently: An alvarez, a deep bowl ovation, and a Gianinni from the late 60's, they sound good on every guitar. They are a bit quiet but for most situations it has little negative effect.The real benefit to these strings is the ability to get electric style bends on your acoustic without having to use finger steroids. I love the sound, and the feel. I remember a kid I used to play with threw electric strings on his acoustic out of curiosity a few years back and loved the feel and hated the tone, this is the solution.They don't give you the overtones perhaps or classic sound of a 12 or 13 but they come close and at a playability that is ridiculous.Try them

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality and sound

High E string snapped while dropping to D for open G tuning. Had them on the guitar maybe a week with 2-3 30 minute practice sessions. I'm a Light strummer and never use...Read complete review

High E string snapped while dropping to D for open G tuning. Had them on the guitar maybe a week with 2-3 30 minute practice sessions. I'm a Light strummer and never use a pick. Also in that time, the G and B strings turned black at the first fret. It's not like I was out in the garden and picked up the guitar. My hands were clean but somehow tarnished these strings in less than 2 hours. Finally, this is probably my own fault for the current setup, but the second time playing, I had fret buzz over the entire fretboard. Likely due to switching gauges and not adjusting the truss. But even so, they sound tinny and weak due to the extremely light gauge. Went back to 12s.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Earthwood rock and blues

By spoon

from NY

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

First: Understand that you may be giving up a little volume putting these on a guitar other than that they are insane (in a good way)I have them on 3 acoustics currently: An alvarez, a deep bowl ovation, and a Gianinni from the late 60's, they sound good on every guitar. They are a bit quiet but for most situations it has little negative effect.The real benefit to these strings is the ability to get electric style bends on your acoustic without having to use finger steroids. I love the sound, and the feel. I remember a kid I used to play with threw electric strings on his acoustic out of curiosity a few years back and loved the feel and hated the tone, this is the solution.They don't give you the overtones perhaps or classic sound of a 12 or 13 but they come close and at a playability that is ridiculous.Try them

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome strings

By clifford johnson

from barbourville,ky

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

i put these strings on my ovation celebrity cc24 acustic/eletric and these strings gave my guitar a whole new new life. these strings have a great feel and awesome sound. I highley recomend these strings
nice feel great playability
great so far
great price for good strings

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Accoustic strings ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

As a lead player I have been looking for strings that are light enough to bend and are heavy enough to maintain that great accoustic sound. IMHO these strings do the job. I've had these on all of my accoustics now and would never go with anything else.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good - depending on what you play.

By Jeri

from Ellisville, MS

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy bends
  • Good Tone
  • Light string, easy fretting
  • Long Life

Cons

  • Stumming is meh

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

When I first put these strings on my guitar, I thought I had a new go to. Due to the fact that I play a lot of bluesy and classic rock oriented stuff, it would be a bit difficult for me to really critique these strings too harshly as they're quite good for that. The longer I played them, however, the more I realized that for just plain-jane strumming open chords, they're kinda meh. For bluesy or older style rock type music, they're beyond great so long as you're playing note per note with slides, bends, hammerons and pulloffs. Don't ask me how, but that doesn't translate well to the strumming. That all being said, they are relatively long lasting for lighter strings and produce a sound that isn't really bad when strumming, it's just far from being very special. I recommended them to my girlfriend who is just learning for that purpose - they're easier on the fingers and sound decent all in all and don't break easily or loose their (granted, not necessarily fantastic) sound quickly. My brothers, who are also avid players, hated them as they have a different music taste and all around playing style. So, if you want that bluesy, note by note sound with all the slides and bends, go for it. If that isn't you're thing... better that you not try these. And if you are a beginner, they may be good to start with, but if that bluesy sound isn't your thing, you'll want to change them as soon as you start to develop as a musician.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bought them once, never wanted any other

By curtis brayfield

from Central TX

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • May Be Too Heavy

Best Uses

  • Blues Duh
  • Rock Duh

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I've been an Ernie Ball player for a while. I'm mostly a bass and electric guitar player, so when I bought a used epiphone acoustic, I bought a set of these to go with it. One thing I like about them is that they give the guitar more bottom end, which is especially important if you play an acoustic-electric. Most amps, and even some PA systems, give these guitars too thin and tinny a sound, it sounds more jangly. That's not what you want, especially since you are usually playing rhythm. You could buy a Martin or Taylor for a thousand, spend a hundred on an equalizer pedal, or you could drop a saw buck for two sets, and improve your tone 100% in the time it takes to restring.

One issue, though. I have a new guitar, and since putting them one, it is starting to show signs of bridge lift. If you have an older guitar, or one of questionable quality, you might want to pass on these. You will also want to steer clear if your guitar doesn't have a truss rod. They use heavy gauge strings for the low E A and D, and it might cause issues. This is the only reason I didn't give them five stars, because it could ruin someone's guitar (mine was cheap anyway and bridge lift is a relatively easy fix)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fixing G-string problem

By EpiphoneMan360

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Replacing the 0.17 G-string with a 0.16 gives a better feel for lead runs and reduces tuning problems. The 0.17 is a little stiff for an unwound string. Hope this helps!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice

By Zeppist1

from Lexington, KY

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Like the other reviews they do decrease your volume, but that doesn't matter. They give a warm tone and they play fantastic. It gives my '79 Sigma DR-28 a beautiful resonance. They bend perfect.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Worst Acoustic Strings I've ever bought

By Nick-T_NCy

from Dallas

Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I swear by EB strings for my electric but I wasted my money buying a two pack of these strings. The have the same EB feel (light and easy to work with) but they sound like crap.I also had the same problem with my G string not ever sounding right. When I first heard the strings after my first tuning I thought I screwed something up. I thought maybe I tuned my G an octave too low. But after double checking everything was wound and tuned properly. Can't wait to get rid of these things. Makes me not even want to play my acoustic.

 
1.0

Poor quality and sound

By Goof Troop

from Ohio

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy
    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      High E string snapped while dropping to D for open G tuning. Had them on the guitar maybe a week with 2-3 30 minute practice sessions. I'm a Light strummer and never use a pick. Also in that time, the G and B strings turned black at the first fret. It's not like I was out in the garden and picked up the guitar. My hands were clean but somehow tarnished these strings in less than 2 hours. Finally, this is probably my own fault for the current setup, but the second time playing, I had fret buzz over the entire fretboard. Likely due to switching gauges and not adjusting the truss. But even so, they sound tinny and weak due to the extremely light gauge. Went back to 12s.

       
      5.0

      Just what I was looking for

      By Mike

      from Chicago area

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I switched to these strings from the D'Addario light phosphor bronze for my Epiphone EL-00 Pro. I'm really glad I made the change, because, as promised you can bend them like the strings on an electric guitar. They have a good warm tone, and are less bright than the phosphor bronzes. They may not project as well when strumming, but for blues, fingerpicking and plenty of bends on an acoustic guitar, these totally met my expectations. The only issue is I have three sets of the other strings to use up, and it will be hard to go back to struggling to make a half step bend :(.

         
        5.0

        rock and blues strings

        By nickname

        from pa

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        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          great playability

           
          5.0

          I Recommend These Strings

          By Derek Weber

          from Saltsburg, PA

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            First time installing strings on my guitar, and all of these but the .13 gauge went on easily.

             
            5.0

            I would definitely buy this product again

            By Sigmakay

            from Tulsa

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            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These strings are very easy on the fingers and they sound great.
              They tune easily and they stay tuned. I have them on both of my guitars.

               
              5.0

              Definitely a winner

              By Sigmakay

              from Tulsa

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I am just learning and my guitar needed new strings, so I did some research and found
                these strings. They sound great and are very easy on the fingers.

                 
                5.0

                Dem strings

                By S

                from Downtown

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Yup

                   
                  5.0

                  Better than expected

                  By Ty

                  from Chillicothe, Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I bought these to put on my son's Ibanez acoustic. The 10 gauge set makes the guitar play like an electric. Strings feel great and sound okay. Can really bend these easily.

                       
                      4.0

                      New Strings fo acoustic

                      By Nashvegas

                      from Nashville, Tennessee

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Just restrung and used to elixir's not sure if I like these yet. However the price was phenomenal.

                       
                      4.0

                      Surprisingly good!

                      By Reverberating

                      from Columbus, Ohio

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Playability
                      • Versatility

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Any

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Don't let the name "Rock & Blues" fool you-these are great strings for any style.
                        Very nice feel and consistent balanced tone.
                        The string gauges provide a nice mix of playability and versatile tone.

                         
                        4.0

                        great sound plugged in

                        By tonywo

                        from Flagler Beach, Fl

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I bought a cheap Keith urban, Acoustic electric, all i could afford. And every time I would plug in to my amp or go to an open mike the sound was erratic,
                          Then I put these strings on, and everyone asked what i changed on my guitar , the tone was good for a change. If I am going to plug in , i use these strings religiously now. The tone is great They do wear out quick hence the four stars.
                          For a lot of practicing i wouldn't use these , I use coated martin phospher bronze for that.

                           
                          5.0

                          my favorites

                          By Timothy

                          from undisclosed

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                          Comments about Ernie Ball 2008 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Rock and Blues Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          my favorite, and not much else can be said !

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