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Cleartone Acoustic Guitar Six String Phosphor Bronze EMP, .012 - .053, 7412

Cleartone Acoustic Guitar Six String Phosphor Bronze EMP, .012 - .053, 7412
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By Charles R.
Good for my Breedlove
October 26, 2014
So my teacher gave me a set of these. He was saying he did not think they would sell because they are expensive. Me -- I love me some dirt cheap strings (A fresh set of $4.00 Martin strings can sound pretty darn good). So I really did not want to like these.

Sometimes you get what you play for, though. Put these on a limited edition Breedlove concert size with myrtle back and sides. At first, they sounded really powerful -- almost TOO much power. But when I heard the guitar from the front, the delicate balance and depth of the guitar was still there. Just really present and organic sounding.

After a few days, they tamed down just a bit, and this guitar has never sounded better, IMHO. Have tried a number of phosphor bronze and 80-20 Bronze sets on the guitar.

I will see how long they hang onto their edge. If they last another week, I can kind of cost justify the thing. If not, maybe I slap on a set before recording or playing for people. AMAZING strings. Not happy with myself though. Will probably hold off trying these on my other main acoustic so I don't feel compelled to move that one off the Sunbeams. Lord help me and my corksniffer tastes.
By Mike R.
Cleartone strings
July 19, 2011
I agree with the other reviewer's comments about choosing the right string for different applications. In my experience the twang that he speaks of is well suited to my Taylor 815, but not so much the 812. I like the strings, and use them on a number of different guitars, Martins to Strats, I too still use Elixir for the same reasons, clearer top end on some guitars, but overall I like the short break in time on the Cleartones, and they don't fuzz up with age.
By David S.
Cleartone Acoustic Strings
June 25, 2010
I bought two sets of Cleartone lights, the first set I put on my Yamaha LL500 (now superseded by model LL36), and found the highs a bit twangy, so went back to my old favorites Elixir Nanoweb P.B's.
The second set I put on my Martin J-16GT, and on that guitar they sounded lovely, deep lows, clear mids., and bright highs, with long sustain, and long life. I'll keep using them on this guitar. Fabulous sound!
You need to experiment to find out which strings best suit your guitar, and your ear.
By Larry
February 11, 2010
Love 'em. Great sound & stays great for as long as I need before changing. Sweet sound.
By Roger M.
Cleartone Acoustic Strings
February 5, 2010
Sustain went away after one day. Strings were dead. I changed 'em to Ernie Balls (to try out), and they're much better. Froggy Bottom H12 Brazilian.






1st E

EMP Coated Plain Steel



2nd B

EMP Coated Plain Steel



3rd G

EMP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound



4th D

EMP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound



5th A

EMP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound



6th E

EMP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound



Cleartone Acoustic Strings may have a coating of only one micron, but it's more durable than coatings thousands of times its thickness. It won't flake off with hard playing, nor will it feel slick or slippery to your touch. Super-high tension winding over a hex-core is used to maintain tuning consistency throughout your performance. EMP Treatment is then applied to all the strings (including plain strings) to ensure longest tonal life without compromises.
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