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D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic, .012 - .053, NB1253

D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic, .012 - .053, NB1253
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60% Recommend this product (3 of 5 responses)
By Jonathan
Eugene, OR
bright clean sound
December 15, 2022
Just Strings has a great website - i like the retro navigation! the D'Addario strings do not disappoint - great sound!
By Doug V.
Richmond, VA
Nickel/Bronze Acoustics in 11-52 ... first set
September 4, 2020
I had an old set for well over a year, so i opened the sealed plastic sheath to put them on the cheapest of the Orangewood guitars (Rey model with a solid spruce top and bone nut/saddle stock... I had played good 11-52 sets of 80/20 bronze and like them on my Guild D240E (inexpensive but very well-made and excellent sound and feel). So the Nickel/Steel set may need string protector applied as for an electric and keeping them clean. But a guitar that is 'pretty good' can wake up with this Nickel/Steel formula and sound more precise and balanced. Try 1 set for a guitar that just 'needs something more' and I find these to be smooth and feel very easy to play and no 'sticky' feel as bronze ones do. Well-balanced and about the same price as other good 80/20 strings from D'Addario.
Balance well, priced right, feel a bit easier on the hands less 'jangle' than bronze and feel a bit smoother under the left hand
By Robert
Carlsbad, CA
Only the Very Best Resonance
November 11, 2019
This strings make my custom Larivee sing. Very resonant. Hate, absolutely hate Elixar, coated strings that claim, 'longer use.' They do not compare to the better D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic Strings.
Compare them on your guitar. No comparison.
These strings are more expensive than regular strings and may not 'last' as long as 'Coated Elixar'. However, who cares? You should care how resonant and true strings are, not, how long they last.
They last a long time. I do tunings and strum and finger pick aggressively. The only string for me.
Resonant N/A
By John L.
D'Addario Nickel Bronze Review
March 15, 2016
The new D'Addario Nickel Bronze strings are fantastic! I embarked on a year long journey to find the perfect strings for my various acoustic guitars with the goal of getting rid of "coated strings". I finally settled on D'Addario EJ16. I am willing to change my strings more often to get a better, more even, tuned sound. However, these new Nickel Bronze simply blow away the EJ16's! They are brighter, louder and far more articulate. If you play fingerstyle and especially if you tend to play softly, these are the best strings on the market. I now have them on my Collings OM1, Martin D-35 and three different hand made guitars built by different luthiers.
By Jim C.
February 23, 2016
I put on a beta set on my dreadnaught Taylor 810. I normally use the D'Addario EXP16 set on this guitar with the NY steels on the E and B strings. I noticed immediately that these strings don't lock into tuning as readily as the EXP 16 set and are noticeably brighter. These strings would be good if you're playing in a large band and want to cut through the mix. These would also be good for studio use. I must say, however, that I miss the overtones of the EXP16 set and the tuning stability.
D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic, .012 - .053, NB1253






1st E

NYXL Plain Steel



2nd B

NYXL Plain Steel



3rd G

Nickel Bronze Round Wound



4th D

Nickel Bronze Round Wound



5th A

Nickel Bronze Round Wound



6th E

Nickel Bronze Round Wound



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