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Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 11-15-22w-30-42-52Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 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 spe...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 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.

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Will replace defective strings.


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Ernie Ball2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sheer Excellence

I have a Yamaha FG730S Solid Cedar Top and after applying these strings, my guitar pretty much sounds more crisp, clear, and more distinct than martins or taylors that cost a thousand dollars...Read complete review

I have a Yamaha FG730S Solid Cedar Top and after applying these strings, my guitar pretty much sounds more crisp, clear, and more distinct than martins or taylors that cost a thousand dollars more. I'm very pleased with it's bright tone and long life and playability... definitely a MUST BUY! Most bang for your buck definitely...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

short life

Had an interesting tone, I rather liked it; but I've never had strings with such a short life span. Bought a pack for a backup set, and ended up pulling them out in...Read complete review

Had an interesting tone, I rather liked it; but I've never had strings with such a short life span. Bought a pack for a backup set, and ended up pulling them out in an emergency. At somewhere between 7-10 days life, literally in the middle of a music set, the tone got bad, distractingly bad. Terrible :(

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(12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great acoustic strings.

By Sasquatch

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

These strings sound amazing. Im really impressed with the packaging, too. The strings are wrapped in expensive looking paper to make them really vintagey looking. Im sticking with these strings forever.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sheer Excellence

By Jared

from Burbank, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I have a Yamaha FG730S Solid Cedar Top and after applying these strings, my guitar pretty much sounds more crisp, clear, and more distinct than martins or taylors that cost a thousand dollars more. I'm very pleased with it's bright tone and long life and playability... definitely a MUST BUY! Most bang for your buck definitely...

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love these strings

By Richard

from Seattle

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

As a relative beginner, I am not as versed as some on the merits of the different strings and gauges, etc. I know what sounds good and what plays well and these strings do the job. The price is great so I can order multiple sets. Will definitely buy more.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome strings ?????????

By THE ROCKER

from sherwood, oregon

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

These string make any acoustic sound deeper, cleaner, and easyer to play. these strings are for all types of music rock, classic, alternative, blues, and even jazz!!!! There worth every penny.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can totally transform your guitar

By Ryan

from Allen TX

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I purchased these strings about a year ago as replacements for my cheap Fender Acoustic Starcaster (hahaha). When I started playing them, I was astounded with the jump in sound quality. Somehow, the difference between the stock copper strings and these is enough to make my guitar sound as good or better than ones easily twice the price! And after a year of continual use and minimal maintenance, the only difference is a little tarnish; they sound just as sweet and are holding perfectly. Definitely worth more than you pay; these things can change your whole guitar!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic Strings EVER!!

By Drew Thurman

from Austin, TX

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Picked these wonderful little angels up when I got my guitar fixed about a week ago. I've never loved the tone and playability of my guitar more. Best strings I've ever played!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprisingly Clean and Crisp Sound

By k

from Davenport, IA

Site Member

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Picked up a set of these for an old Hohner guitar I bought at a garage sale. Honestly, even on an older, not well maintained guitar, these strings sound clean and crisp. Plan on getting a set for my Fender acoustic. I also tried Open D tuning (DADAAD) and still sounds great. Break-in time was minimal. Anyone wanting inexpensive strings for an acoustic should pick up a set of these.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Opinion

By Dan T,

from Menifee California

Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

The biggest thing i've learned when trying and talking to people about Guitar Strings, is a lot of it is personal preference. I bought these strings at Best Buy because I was walking by and just saw them, thought they looked interesting and got them. (couldn't even believe Best Buy had strings) Anyway now onto the string review. I came into these from the Martin Folklore strings, so I was caught off guard by the harshness and tension in the strings. However, as I played on them for a few days I warmed up to them and got used to playing them and I now like them quite a bit, they are very clear with their notes, its very bright, and its very loud. If your in the market for these type of strings I believe you will really enjoy them. I did not dock these strings on stars just because they are not the strings for me, the quality is very nice for what it does.

 
5.0

Great service and product

By Barb

from undisclosed

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Excellent

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Crash

from Idaho

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I started using these string's about 3 years ago and I haven't stopped using them since. These strings are great they have amazing sound and are practically unbreakable. These strings however do not sound great for long 2 maybe 3 weeks at most but even after a few weeks they are still strong as ever and dont sound that bad.

     
    5.0

    A Very Good String

    By gesparks

    from Los Angeles CA / youtube

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These are good, solid acoustic guitar strings. I have them on my Martin, and on my Yamaha Silent Guitar. The Yamaha has no body to speak of, so the strings are the only sound I get from it with it's piezo pickup, and these strings sound wonderful on it. I was reading the reviews, and I noticed that some of you really think strings last a year? One guy said they would probably be good for a couple months. If you leave your guitar in the case, never take it out and actually play it,.... maybe. Guitars aren't pianos. Guitar strings can die very quickly. I read where on the album 'Rumors' (Fleetwood Mac) Lindsay Buckingham changed strings every twenty minutes. If you aren't playing enough to require you to need to change your strings weekly at the least, you need to practice more. Just saying. When your strings 'ringing sound' goes from an 'N' sound, to the dull 'M' sound, they're over.

         
        5.0

        Love these strings

        By martinwinder

        from Winder, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Getting older, harder to bend the typical EJ17 G string, went to these for my Martin HD 28 ready to accept some tone loss. The Martin loves them. Much crispier and cleaner, less bottom boominess, very well balanced. I can get top volume without getting muddy. I absolutely love them. And i can play and bend the intro to Tuesday's Gone again without sliding up the G string.

           
          5.0

          Great strings.

          By Jim

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Great strings, but I like the phosphorous bronze more. You can bend these, but I'm still gonna try the extra light phosphorous bronze. I believe these strings will last a couple of months. Would recommend to a friend.

           
          5.0

          Amazing strings

          By Chris

          from Arizona

          About Me Child

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            It was my first time installing strings and they were super easy it only took 10 minutes.

             
            3.0

            Not suitable for 3/4 sized guitars. Wears out fast.

            By Tanskie

            from Plano Texas

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These strings are not fit for 3/4 sized guitars like my Baby Taylor. They sound too bright even in lows where i needed more bass ( elixirs are great if you want balance tone in smaller guitars ). Perhaps they are good in regular sized guitars. The reason i gave 3 stars is because they wear out fast.

                 
                3.0

                good cheap strings

                By ziggy

                from parma ohio

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                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  just wanted some cheap strings for a guitar I'm going to sell & these fit the bill, not great but not bad ether.

                   
                  1.0

                  short life

                  By Shipley

                  from Liberty Lake, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Had an interesting tone, I rather liked it; but I've never had strings with such a short life span. Bought a pack for a backup set, and ended up pulling them out in an emergency. At somewhere between 7-10 days life, literally in the middle of a music set, the tone got bad, distractingly bad. Terrible :(

                   
                  1.0

                  You Get What You Pay For

                  By Radiobrewster

                  from Metairie, LA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Extremely short life

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      These strings have a staggeringly short lifespan. Mine went fat, dead and dull after just two days. Never again. Back to Exilirs for me.

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                      5.0

                      I'm just a beginner to Acoustic Guitar

                      By Robert J

                      from Oklahoma

                      Site Member

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Great set of strings at a very good price. Installed them myself without issue using the Dunlop Roadpro Guitar String Winder I purchased at the same time as the strings.

                       
                      5.0

                      My favorite strings.

                      By Thomas Johnson

                      from Illinois

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      They sound so nice, and they stay new-sounding for a long time. They ring forever. The wound strings squeak when you slide on them, which I happen to like.

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