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D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light (.012-.053) Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack
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- Three complete sets of acoustic guitar strings
- Light gauge (.012-.053)
- Wound strings are round wound, made from phosphor bronze. Unwound strings are plain steel
- String sets individually packaged in Corrosion Intercept bags for guaranteed freshness
- Made in USA by D'Addario, New York.
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|Item Dimensions||11.43 x 12.19 x 2.54 cm||2.54 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm||11.43 x 11.43 x 0.25 cm||10.92 x 11.43 x 1.9 cm||0.64 x 11.43 x 11.43 cm||9.4 x 10.16 x 1.02 cm|
|Item Display Weight||113 grams||73 grams||454 grams||—||20 grams||—|
|String Gauge||Light||Regular Light||.012||—||Light||.012|
|String Material Type||Steel and Phosphor Bronze||—||phosphor_bronze||—||Steel, Copper and Zinc||steel|
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D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar strings are acclaimed worldwide for their superb, long-lasting tone. Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone. D'Addario's most popular acoustic guitar strings.
D'Addario 3-Packs, or "3-D Sets" are complete sets in one box, conveniently packaged and individually sealed in a Corrosion Intercept Bag, making each set as fresh as the day it was made. Muliple packs offer a saving over buying sets individually.
Phosphor Bronze Explained
Introduced to string making by D'Addario, phosphor bronze strings last longer than conventional bronze alloy strings. The small percentage of phosphorous in the alloy helps them retain their sound longer.
Plain Steel Explained
A high carbon steel alloy wire that is round in cross section. Used for plain steel strings.
When do I change my strings?
Don’t wait until they break! The frequency you should change strings depends on how often you play, how you play, and in what conditions your instrument is played and stored. Active performers may need to change their strings on a weekly basis or even more often if they suffer from acidic perspiration. Occasional players may take months to wear out a set. Most players change strings when they lose their brilliance, sound too mellow, when intonation falters or when their instrument is difficult to keep in tune. Changing one string after it breaks is not recommended as the newer string will be brighter-sounding than the rest of the set.
How can I clean my strings?
Hand perspiration and dirt build-up are the main culprits that shorten string longevity. Wipe strings down with a clean cloth after each session. For those of you with more acidic perspiration, wipe strings down with Planet Waves String Cleaner.
Which string set is for me?
Whether choosing electric, acoustic, classical or other strings, the right string tension for your style is a matter of trial and error and is of utmost importance. Experimenting with different tensions can bring out a completely different character and sound of your instrument and in the style of your play. You should not assume that the string tension the guitar manufacturer selected at the factory is the right tension for you.
Custom blending of light and medium sets or extra light and light sets is also an option. For example the EXL140 set combines the trebles of a regular light electric set with the basses of a jazz EJ21 set. This allows easy bending of treble strings with the heftier bass response of the heavier EJ21 strings.
Light gauge strings are the most popular and are recommended by most makers. Lighter overall string tension ensures longer soundboard and neck life. Heavier tensions are not recommended for guitars built with fragile tops. Medium gauge strings offer more projection on heavier built instruments.
Classical sets are gauged in light, normal, hard and extra hard tensions. Although the total pull of classical strings is much less than their steel string counterparts, the string height is set higher on classical guitars. This fact makes the tension difference critical.
From the manufacturer
Phosphor Bronze Round Wound
The D'Addario Difference
It all starts with our exclusively engineered and built string winding machines. There is literally nothing like a D'Addario string machine. The combination of the most advanced computer-controlled winding technology and stringent incoming wire inspection delivers unmatched consistency, string after string, set after set.
Our passion for and commitment to environmentally responsible packaging and raw materials fuels our continued innovation. Last but not least, every D'Addario string is made in the USA, ensuring the highest quality and performance.
D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Anatomy of a D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar String
Your strings matter. D'Addario's Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings are engineered to serve as the critical link between you and your guitar. Our most popular acoustic guitar strings, EJ's are precision wound with corrosion resistant Phosphor Bronze onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result is long lasting, bright sounding tone with excellent intonation.
Three components of a D'Addario guitar string work together to create your desired tone: Hex-core, outer wrap wire, and ball-end. It all starts with the core. D'Addario pioneered the use of the Hex Core, and as the name suggests, it is a six-sided high carbon steel core-wire. Each side "bites" into the wire used for the outer winding, creating a tight and consistent bond that keeps the string in tune from end to end. The final component is a D'Addario exclusive: color-coded ball-ends that secure the string in place at the guitar's bridge, allowing for easy string identification and a major reduction in wasteful packaging.
92% copper and 8% tin with phosphorous, introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 as the first "extended life" strings. Phosphor Bronze is synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone.
The most popular and universal construction, Round Wound strings deliver the traditional textured feel most players are familiar and comfortable with.
Ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles, D'Addario acoustic strings are the choice of countless professionals around the world including Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Ryan Adams, and many more!
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find these are the best strings for fingerstyle and my guitar that I've tried so far. No point mentioning all the one I didn't like and so
I'm not in any way knocking any other maker or type of string but these suit me, the coated ones seem fuzzy and although they will last longer no doubt, they're three times the price so maybe things even out as regards value.
I've only posted this 'review/opinion' to hopefully save anyone with a similar instrument and style of playing the bother of going through all
that are on offer, just simply to say try these first and stick with them if you like them and as with many things, cost doesn't always mean satisfaction is guaranteed.
Please don't comment arguing against what I've written as it's just my own experience.
The strings hold tunning very well and are clear and even.
In comparrison to Eilixers, I find them to be warmer and less bright, the Elixers would resonate alot and be very treble heavy, while these have a nice flat response.
Depending on your taste obviously, but these are the string I will use indefinatley.
Another major point is I can buy 3 packs of these for the same price I would pay for one set of Elixers.
I've had a set on my acoustic guitar for 2 and a half months ago, playing in an hour or so a day.
I also restrung my other guitar last week and the strings have barely lost any of their energy.
I'd say, give them a go, for the price it's well worth it .
My guitar, which already has a response that I really like - thanks to following Seagull's advice over the years to keep an acoustic guitar close to a loudspeaker if possible so as to exercise the woods in the instrument - sounds really sweet now that I have better strings to get that aged warm character from the instrument. New strings normally make the sound a bit more glassy to begin with, as these do, but the clarity was a revelation. For "not much money" these are my default choice as of now.
They will do me for now until I need to repalce them again, or maybe I finally buy a new guitar. LOL.
Over time these have mellowed in sound without losing their brightness. They provide a warm and bright tone which I love. For the price I was very pleased indeed.
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They come in various gauges to suit any guitar and any style.