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Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium 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 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 ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Medium Light Guages .012, .016, .024, .032, .044, and .054.

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Ernie BallAluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb Sounding Acoustic Strings

I put these on my hummingbird, and absolutely loved the way the sounded out the gate. Really full, bright, and each chord rang out really well...BUT, the real benefit of...Read complete review

I put these on my hummingbird, and absolutely loved the way the sounded out the gate. Really full, bright, and each chord rang out really well...BUT, the real benefit of these strings is how long they are holding up. Its been almost 4 weeks, and they still sound brand new. I can't believe they aren't coated, these are outstanding acoustic strings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice try...but are a gimmick.

I bought a set of these strings recently hoping that the claims of increased brightness and bass projection would win me over. Yes, they are quite bright and project well. Initially I was...Read complete review

I bought a set of these strings recently hoping that the claims of increased brightness and bass projection would win me over. Yes, they are quite bright and project well. Initially I was impressed by the new sound they brought out. But after a couple of days, the overall sound of these strings seems to also have a bit of an artificial quality to them...somewhat like the sound of an electric guitar. Sort of like an EQ that has been overly boosted in the mid and high ranges. Kinda flashy and exaggerated. In my opinion, this compromises the natural timbre that is so characteristic of a good sounding acoustic guitar. In addition, after four or five days of using these strings, I had decided to replace the bridge saddle on this same guitar (something I had been putting off doing to this guitar for a while). As a guitar instructor, I routinely setup guitars and replace bridge saddles and the like. Once I got the new saddle on and started to re-tighten the strings (which were as I mentioned earlier, only a few days old) the G string abruptly broke. Perhaps this is because it is an aluminum type of string? Aluminum is known to be a rather brittle metal and often breaks rather than bends when stressed. In any case, that really soured me on these strings. Bottom line here is...take a pass on these strings. Yes, they sound cool and very different than most other strings out there. But I think they are a 'here today - gone tomorrow' gimmick, and one that looses it's initial sound fascination rapidly. They also don't seem to hold up very well unlike many other strings available today. It's back to the Martin Lifespans for me! Mike M.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb Sounding Acoustic Strings

By Jack Gibson

from Reno, NV

Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I put these on my hummingbird, and absolutely loved the way the sounded out the gate. Really full, bright, and each chord rang out really well...BUT, the real benefit of these strings is how long they are holding up. Its been almost 4 weeks, and they still sound brand new. I can't believe they aren't coated, these are outstanding acoustic strings.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed in these strings

By Charles Harrell

from Dallas,TX

Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

With all the hype about this new aluminum alloy string I was expecting these strings to be something new and different . Needless to say I was extremely disappointed. These strings are not near as bright as phosphor bronze strings and actually sound dull to me. Nothing better than a new set of strings on my 10 year old Martin D18, but these did nothing for me or the guitar. I bought two sets, but will be retuning the second set for my normal Elixir lights. .

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Well....

By cnemi22

from NOLA

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy
    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Bought a set of these strings since I am an Ernie Ball electric string player. First 2 strings went on well! Then my "D" string, broke while tuning to pitch. Mind you I'm not playing in E standard but a half step lower than E, so Eb(D#). Not impressed. Good thing I bought a second set of acoustic strings. Won't mention that brand name. After stringing up the guitar, the strings sound good! Just wish the 3rd string hadn't broke.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not worth the money

    By RslGuitarGuy

    from Utah

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality
    • Very Harsh Steel Sound

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    have tried these twice now. once on a very low end acoustic, thought maybe that was why i didn't like them. fast forward about two months and need to replace strings on a mid range acoustic so thought i would try again....... NOPE!, made a $800 dollar guitar sound like the low end $100 dollar one. sound was not even close to warm. very bright, but also harsh, tiny, metallic sounding, i love the Ernie Ball Earthwood strings, so its back to those going forward

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Be Your Own Judge

    By Erik

    from St Clair Shores, MI

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I'll keep it short. Buy a set and try them. In fact, buy a set for every guitar you own, really, just do it. Thank you to Ernie Ball for another top notch innovation.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Nice try...but are a gimmick.

    By Mike

    from Gurnee. IL

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I bought a set of these strings recently hoping that the claims of increased brightness and bass projection would win me over. Yes, they are quite bright and project well. Initially I was impressed by the new sound they brought out. But after a couple of days, the overall sound of these strings seems to also have a bit of an artificial quality to them...somewhat like the sound of an electric guitar. Sort of like an EQ that has been overly boosted in the mid and high ranges. Kinda flashy and exaggerated. In my opinion, this compromises the natural timbre that is so characteristic of a good sounding acoustic guitar. In addition, after four or five days of using these strings, I had decided to replace the bridge saddle on this same guitar (something I had been putting off doing to this guitar for a while). As a guitar instructor, I routinely setup guitars and replace bridge saddles and the like. Once I got the new saddle on and started to re-tighten the strings (which were as I mentioned earlier, only a few days old) the G string abruptly broke. Perhaps this is because it is an aluminum type of string? Aluminum is known to be a rather brittle metal and often breaks rather than bends when stressed. In any case, that really soured me on these strings. Bottom line here is...take a pass on these strings. Yes, they sound cool and very different than most other strings out there. But I think they are a 'here today - gone tomorrow' gimmick, and one that looses it's initial sound fascination rapidly. They also don't seem to hold up very well unlike many other strings available today. It's back to the Martin Lifespans for me! Mike M.

     
    4.0

    I stick to these for my acoustics

    By Matthew

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I use these as a go to for my acoustics they sound great in concert and in studio, as well anywhere else.

     
    5.0

    Aluminum Bronze

    By Carl

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Love these strings. It may take a few days for the tone settle in. Even volume and tone, not a great bluegrass tone but it still works really well. Great for other styles. Soft feel.

     
    5.0

    perfect for adding lows and sustain to smaller bodied guitar

    By chuck knuckles

    from Chesapeake VA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • great for smaller body guitars
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • jamming with family and friends
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      these strings did exactly what i wanted, added the lows and sustain i wanted and needed on my parlor guitar. i haven't tried them on my s6 yet

       
      5.0

      WOW! Opens tone up on darker sounding guitars!

      By Los

      from Beaverton, OR

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Distinctive & Unique tone
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I run my guitars using either Matrix Infinity or LR Baggs pickups through pedal board/PA combo. These strings last me two 3 hr. gigs and share a similar tone to Phosphor bronze strings but, HOTTER. Breedlove recommends D'addario EXP16 which feel great and last long but my Stage Auditorium's Rosewood back and sides/Sitka Spruce top combo still sounded a bit muted and scooped. These strings are exactly what Breedlove should ship with. They brought out upper mid complexity to single notes and lots of chime & bloom for strumming. Harmonics pop yet, I can still hear a strong fundamental tone with a uniquely distinctive voice! WOW!

         
        4.0

        Decent Tone

        By Aldo

        from undisclosed

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          The bass and mids ring out a little more than the highs. Which gives it a balance. I would give this a try if I was someone who want an enhanced sound to their chords.

           
          5.0

          Love both the Lights and Medium-Lights!

          By elduderinoTF

          from Texas

          Pros

          • affordable
          • Easy to play
          • Great sound

          Cons

          • Nada

          Best Uses

          • For Everything I Reckon

          Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I bounce around between strings very often just for the fun of it. Always dug Ernie Ball's EarthWood, but saw these recently. So I bought a couple of each gauge and strung my Martin with the medium-lights and my Taylor with the lights. Love em' both. I change strings often so I'm not too worried about the "test of time". Perhaps these will cause me to stick to a certain brand and set of strings.

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          5.0

          What a pleasant difference

          By William J

          from somewhere Pa

          Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Well, the proof is in the sound and all I can say is "Wow!" I do not know how they will sound after they've been on for a while, but out the gate they are a real adrenaline shot, sonically. I cannot imagine using anything different from this point forward unless there are QC issues down the line at Ernie Ball. I am going to get a case of them. I'm using light-mediums and will try the mediums. I've used $20. TI strings and was not impressed with them. It just goes to show why there are so many options in the marketplace. Give these a try and form your own opinion.

           
          5.0

          You Must Absolutely Try These For Yourself

          By John Paul

          from Ceres, Ca

          Comments about Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I purchased these strings not too long ago, I'd say about a week, and I'm loving them. I own a Yamaha FD105, and I usually string it up with Ernie Ball Earthwood 80/20 bronze strings or Martin Marquis Phosphor Bronze strings. After fitting these strings on my guitar and letting them ease up after a half hour jam session, I distinctly noticed the tone of these strings are more well rounded and even than that of my usual Earthwood or Marquis set up. Nothing is left out of the limelight with these strings. They have great low end and chime, making for great sounding chords and solos in standard, even allowing deep chunky rhythms in drop D or C, and nothing is blatantly overpowering. The feel of the strings are great, nice and smooth, playing as well as any electric strings when it comes to bends and such. Along with all that goodness, these strings last. I've had them for a week, and I play every day for 4 hours MINIMUM, and they've held their luster without cleaning or any kind of maintenance. These strings are fit for purpose when it comes to any style of music, be it blues and good ol' classic rock or the deepest darkest pits of punk rock and metal. I recommend you buy at least one set to try out for yourself

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