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Cleartone Phosphor-Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Cleartone Acoustic Strings feature the finest phosphor bronze available for the warmest and brightest resonance on acoustic guitars. A unique treatment called EMP... Read More

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Overview

Gauges: 12-16-25-33-43-53

Cleartone Acoustic Strings feature the finest phosphor bronze available for the warmest and brightest resonance on acoustic guitars. A unique treatment called EMP coats the entire string with an ultrathin protective film. It's the thinnest coating ever applied to guitar strings (less than one micron!) and will withstand more abuse from hard strumming than coatings 1000 times thicker! EMP ensures longer string life by protecting strings from corrosion due to skin acidity, salt, and moisture without compromising feel and sound.

Super-high tension winding over a hex-core is used to maintain tuning consistency throughout performance duration.

Features
  • Thinnest coating ever!
  • Dramatically increases string life
  • Protects strings from corrosion
  • Withstands hard strumming
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2.8

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TONE THAT SINGS AND LASTS!

I have bought these strings and even given them away as gifts, because they are a true value. They last a long time and they sing so sweetly even on an inexpensive acoustic...Read complete review

I have bought these strings and even given them away as gifts, because they are a true value. They last a long time and they sing so sweetly even on an inexpensive acoustic guitar. They are extremely warm in tone and I recommend them strongly.

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Initial tone does last.

The original tone of the strings sound like a 2-hour played set of standard phosphor-bronze on my Taylor - warm and not too bright. Felt like a set of uncoated strings - also...Read complete review

The original tone of the strings sound like a 2-hour played set of standard phosphor-bronze on my Taylor - warm and not too bright. Felt like a set of uncoated strings - also had that same uncoated string noise from both my pick and from sliding down the fretboard. Played a rehearsal and two gigs the next day. I wiped them down each time before I close my case. Pulled the guitar out the day after that - dead strings. Low E and A string just thudded, no ring at all. They still looked nice, bright and shiny, with no discoloration at all, but just sounded dead. Compared to another brand of nano-coated string that I can get weeks of playing out of, I'll definitely go with those other strings. I personally will not recommend these strings to anyone.

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1.0

Expensive but cheap

By Thomas King

from Manchester CT

I bought these strings because I wanted to try something new and the guy a guitar center said they were great. I have had them on my guitar less than a week and the G string just broke, I don't think I will be buying them again

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1.0

These strings are terrible.

By Daniel Olds

from Moline IL

I put a set of elixirs on my breedlove after I bought it. I was happy with the tone and I left them on the guitar for about ten months. I'm mainly a bass player, and this is my living room guitar, so I don't change the strings every month or every couple weeks. I made the mistake of buying some cleartone strings recently. After two weeks on my breedlove, they now sound worse than the elixirs did after nearly a year. The tone dies as fast on cleartones as it does on a set of uncoated acoustic strings. The worst part is that I now have an extra set of cleartones (I bought the 3-pack and gave a set away) that I don't even want to use as a backup set. BUY ELIXIR.

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2.0

Initial tone does last.

By Frank Garcia

from Huntsville, Alabama

The original tone of the strings sound like a 2-hour played set of standard phosphor-bronze on my Taylor - warm and not too bright. Felt like a set of uncoated strings - also had that same uncoated string noise from both my pick and from sliding down the fretboard. Played a rehearsal and two gigs the next day. I wiped them down each time before I close my case. Pulled the guitar out the day after that - dead strings. Low E and A string just thudded, no ring at all. They still looked nice, bright and shiny, with no discoloration at all, but just sounded dead. Compared to another brand of nano-coated string that I can get weeks of playing out of, I'll definitely go with those other strings. I personally will not recommend these strings to anyone.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds good

By David Hyde

from Grand Prairie, Texas

These strings sound good on my Martin. Loud, bright with lots of sustain. To me they are a little more squeeky then I like. I've been using Elixir's but I like the Cleartone Lights a little better. We will see how long they last. Cost a little more then the Elixir's.

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5.0

Long Sweet Spot

By Steve Bennett

from Tucson, AZ/Denver, CO

I suppose those two-star reviews are valid - I've had one or two dud sets of Cleartones over the years and maybe those guys happened to get one but I buy these a dozen sets at a time and have burned through well over 100 sets in recent years. In my experience this is great string with a solid tactile feel and a long sweet spot that puts out a clear, bright sound long after other strings have given it up. I tried Ellixers a few years back and they just felt oily and slippery to me - hated 'em. I went back to Adamis lights till a buddy of mine, who puts in 5-6 nights of picking week in and week out, told me to try them - I did and have been using them since. They are a little pricey but if you gig a lot, not having to change strings every week is worth something and if you shop the web and buy in build they can be had by the dozen for under $12 a set.

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2.0

Dont bother

By Adrian P

from San Angelo, TX

I play a Martin and these were disappointing. The warm sounds I usually get from my guitar faded and they did nothing for my tone wood. They sounded bright and made me frustrated the moment I strummed since I wasn't getting a balanced sound. Maybe I got a bad batch or something but I, like a lot of you, actually care about your guitars tone. I think Ill just stick with the Martin string brand (FX, SP or Claptons). Also, why would I want these strings to last such long time when they dont sound good in the first place?

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2.0

Better Strings Out There

By Awesome Bob

from PA

Guitar Center pushed this product over other products. The strings felt worse new than my many-month-old elixir strings. Strings broke after a week use while tuning down. Would not recommend.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy

By Brad

from santa ana, ca

These strings I've had for three months or so and so far have sounded average. The "dude" behind the counter recommended them to me. They seem very stiff to bend and are are rough on the fingers, not to mention the loud "zip" sound when moving your fingers up and down the string. Today I already broke a string(g). I tune down a step here and there. Not worth the money..do your research before buying.

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These strings do not belong on a guitar they should be used for chicken coops

By Rich

from USA

These strings are DISGUSTING. They are as stiff as a steel rod with no give. They pulled my bridge pins out with each turn of the tuner. I had to add tape to my pegs just to hold them and still they popped out destroying the top of my guitar. Once on they are too stiff to play with NO GIVE at all. I went to buy Elixirs and the kid REFUSED to sell them to me and pushed these on me. I wasted a day and scratched the top of my guitar terrible. Now my guitar is ruined

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5.0

Save Your Money

By Fingerstyle

from Anahiem, Ca.

For me, these strings just did not work. My guitar sounded out of tune. The intonation was off. And by the way, we're not talking about a cheap guitar or tuner. After two days, I took them off and trashed them. They had a nice feel, but the sound was really lacking. They claim to last a long time. I suppose that's true if you can stand the poor sound.

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