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Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings feature more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings, while also providing improved corrosion resista...Click To Read More About This Product

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Corrosion resistant with more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings.

Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings feature more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings, while also providing improved corrosion resistance. Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings are made with Ernie Ball Maraging Steel hex cores and Aluminum Bronze wrap wire which provide more pronounced lows coupled with crisp brilliant highs.

Made from a blend of copper and aluminum specifically tailored for acoustic guitar strings.

Light Guages .011, .015, .022, .032, .042, and .052.


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Ernie BallAluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings

I'm am totaly hooked on these strings! I've been playing since the early 70's and have tried a very large number of string brands and types. These have a very balanced musical sound...Read complete review

I'm am totaly hooked on these strings! I've been playing since the early 70's and have tried a very large number of string brands and types. These have a very balanced musical sound to them. You can hear each note clearly. They typicaly last me over a month and I play a lot everyday. Try them I really think you'll hear the difference.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good clarity but....

There's no doubt that these strings have a great sound, not sure about the life or if they break easy or not being aluminum because I am taking them off my T5 tomorrow. What...Read complete review

There's no doubt that these strings have a great sound, not sure about the life or if they break easy or not being aluminum because I am taking them off my T5 tomorrow. What I sincerely don't like is that a heavy black stain comes off of them onto your fingers and hands. I have trouble getting the stuff off even with Lava soap. While I like the sound and clarity of these strings, I am taking them off in favor of DiAdarrio's Nickle Bronze or Ernie Ball Paradigm strings, both of which I just love everything about.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings that live up to the advertised cliams

By GnLguy

from Central KY

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Installed a set of these just after Memorial Day and have purposely neglected them. I haven't cleaned them nor sheltered from summer's humidity. I wanted to see if they were all that EB claimed

    To my surprise and satisfaction, they retained much of that new string jangle for over 2 weeks and then settled into being a great sounding set of strings. Its now mid-August and the strings still sound good and I have no plans to change them.

    EB advertises that these strings "more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings". These strings deliver on this, bringing more volume and great clarity to the individual notes

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Strings

    By Alanbama

    from Birmingham, Al.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Church Worship
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I'm am totaly hooked on these strings! I've been playing since the early 70's and have tried a very large number of string brands and types. These have a very balanced musical sound to them. You can hear each note clearly. They typicaly last me over a month and I play a lot everyday. Try them I really think you'll hear the difference.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good tone and playability

    By Old Man

    from Elijay, Ga

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I put these on my Ovation Balladeer and got the same playability and brighter tone than the Elixer extra lights I was using. They hold tuning well, even in varying temperatures. Don't know about the life, have been playing them less than 2 weeks.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy on Fingers

      By Danno

      from MA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These aluminum bronze strings have a similar feel as the folk silk and steel style;;but, maintain the clarity and brightness of regular bronze strings.. They facilitate fingering both complex chord structures and single string leads, They allow one to comfortably play and practice for extended periods.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        these strings are WOWie

        By musicfromheart

        from Waikoloa, hawaii

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        Pros

        • Blown Away By Sound
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • My Guitar Sounds Hi End
          • Practicing
          • When Need Clear Sound

          Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          these strings made my 80 Takamine
          F340S sound like a high end guitar, I am so impressed others have noticed saying wow your guitar sounds fabulous

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I want to try em on my Dobro

          By Britt

          from TEXAS

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • experimentation

            Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I'm not convinced they live up to the hype. They aren't bad, don't get me wrong. They do what they do just fine, but I didn't really notice a boost in volume and they do sound a little "tinny" to me. Anyway, I'll buy em again. I want to put a set on my Dobro Hound Dog and see what happens. Right now I have them on my Gretsch Jim Dandy. So my point is, don't be afraid to try them! They're cool, just not "magicool". : )

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW WOW!

            By Bobby Harpman

            from Ironwood, MI

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Always being on the look out for good strings, I tried these. The set was put on a 1996 Takamine EF341. WOW, WOW! First off the balance between highs and lows were like I have never heard. The low and high E strings rang out equally while everything else came through. Acousticly and electrically the strings responded to my playing style of soft and hard strumming. After hard playing of a three hour show, there was very little change in sound and response. These just may be my new go to strings. I also like that the strings are USA made!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty good strings

                By Sandy

                from So. Calif.

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                • loses some of the bass

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                The new aluminum bronze strings sound surprisingly good on my Gibson J-185 EC Rosewood. They do sound brighter and louder than the D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings I usually use, but I wouldn't say "better." The new strings succeed in producing a brighter, louder sound without sounding tinny.

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes indeed I would buy them again...

                By Kim

                from Boiling Springs SC

                About Me Child

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  My daughter has been taking lessons for 2 years .

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I will buy EB strings, just not with MF any longer

                  By WM

                  from Maiden, NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Strings have a good tone

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    oh yeah I will buy these strings again !!!

                    By Mike

                    from Runnemede, NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great tone & harmonics, stays in tune
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • all around jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I've only had these on for a month on my Breedlove D25/SRe acoustic/electric. WOW, what a sound. The sound that these strings put out is amazing, when I play I can hear slight harmonics in the background, if you know what I mean. I am very impressed with them. Really can't say enough. They make want to play more.
                      If your looking for a set of strings that ring, then these are the ones your looking for. AWESOME !!!

                       
                      3.0

                      Good clarity but....

                      By Jim C

                      from Orlando, Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                      • Aluminum comes off black on your fingers

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      There's no doubt that these strings have a great sound, not sure about the life or if they break easy or not being aluminum because I am taking them off my T5 tomorrow. What I sincerely don't like is that a heavy black stain comes off of them onto your fingers and hands. I have trouble getting the stuff off even with Lava soap. While I like the sound and clarity of these strings, I am taking them off in favor of DiAdarrio's Nickle Bronze or Ernie Ball Paradigm strings, both of which I just love everything about.

                       
                      5.0

                      Just a great overall string, sounds great plays great

                      By Rob

                      from Mars Hill, NC

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        I'm always looking for "my" strings... after removing some Elixir nanoweb lights and putting these on my Taylor 224ce-K DLX, its like a dream to play, great tone that makes me just want to keep on playing... the bottom end isn't as strong as the Elixirs, but it's not bad, smooth across the strings. I didn't notice any more projection, but I figured that was marketing woo anyhow and wasn't looking for that. For more projection just increase the gage and go to mediums or larger... They seems much more evenly balanced for this guitar than the $Elixirs. I'd say they are well worth a shot if you haven't found strings that suit you... I'll be buying these for awhile I think. The one minor difference I did notice from the Elixirs, other than a little less bottom end punch, is the EB strings grab your fingers more making sliding a little more difficult, but this helps plant your fingers for cleaner notes, so I guess it's give and take, can't have it all... Overall I'd say they are top notch stuff equal to or better than anything out there.

                         
                        2.0

                        Disappointed

                        By Vincentfam

                        from St Louis

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                        • Breaks Easy

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Second time I purchased these strings. For the first time in my guitar playing life a string broke while putting it on the guitar. Stings may not be for me but okay for others.

                         
                        5.0

                        Ernie Ball Always A Winner

                        By BOXCAR JOE

                        from Texas

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            This is my first set of these stings I bought a set to go with my new Ovation acoustic. They sound very good to me and have a good feel. I have had them on for about a month and they still sound good.. I will be buying more of these soon. The bottom line Aluminum Bronze are great strings.

                             
                            5.0

                            These are the best

                            By Slickrick

                            from IN

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Last as long as coated strings and sound better!
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing
                              • Using these on two guitars. They sound great!

                              Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              I use these on my two main six string guitars.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great strings!

                              By dwintx

                              from Texas

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                              Pros

                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                A friend recommended EB's so I tried them. They are much easier on my fingers and allow me to play for longer periods of time. They also sound great on my 25 year old Washburn.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Sweeeeet!

                                By Bruce

                                from undisclosed

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                Just what I ordered and right on time.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great projection!

                                By sommortyme

                                from San Francisco

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Incresed projection

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  New Cedar-topped guitar with a muted tone, that I wanted to increase the voice. These strings did the trick, though I don't know if a set 80/20 bronze-steel wouyld have done the same. That said, these did what I wanted.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Give them a try

                                  By Plays for fun

                                  from Schenectady, NY

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                      I've found that just because a brand of strings sounds good on one guitar, doesn't mean they will sound as good on other guitars. That said, I was never able to get my Martin Jorma Kaukonen M30 to sound as great as I thought it should sound- until I tried these strings. Wonderful tone and nice feel. Nothing else will go on this guitar. The way this guitar is playing, it's become my absolute favorite. These strings are definitely worth a try.

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