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D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic, .013 - .056, NB1356

D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic, .013 - .056, NB1356
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25% Recommend this product (1 of 4 responses)
By Mike M.
Aiea, HI
Hear the Guitar, Not the Strings
January 31, 2021
D'Addario Nickel Bronze strings let the guitar ring true. So many strings sound like the strings - Nickel Bronze strings sound like the guitar. They sound woody and lively and they stay in tune extremely well. Actually, I like the Nickel Bronze Balanced Tension strings a little better. They seem to let the guitar breathe better. They open up the wood and let the guitar do its best. I've been a D'Addario user for more than 40 years. Consistency, reliability, and sound are the reasons.
The sound of guitar shines through. Excellent consistency, reliability, and sound. None.
By Tim
These strings are really nice
February 18, 2018
I have been playing guitar for 40 years and am not much into gadgets etc. I really like the way my guitars sound and don't mess around with it too much. That is, vintage tele straight into a nice amp is fine by me. I really like these strings because they are really balanced across the strings from top to bottom and not overly bright. I think there are a lot move pleasant, musical overtones with these strings too.

I have been using phosphor bronze strings on my acoustic for as long as I can remember. When I would change my strings I would kind of cringe at how bright and not natural they sounded. Kind of like a 70s plugged in acoustic sound; which is not my thing. I would play them until they lost some of their brightness and then they would be in the good zone for awhile until fading. With these strings they are in the good zone, but better, right from the start. They also stay in the good zone for a longer period.

I don't get the previous review comparing them to coated strings. I have a hard time believing that is what D'Addario was shooting for with these. Bottom line, these are great strings!

I don't typically write reviews but I really like these strings because they make my guitar sound like the nice guitar it is and not like something else.

I wish I had access to these earlier.
By Mike
Nickel Bronze Review (Updated)
October 21, 2016
This is an update of my previous review. After trying the Nickel Bronze strings for a few weeks, I changed back to the EXP 17s that I've been using for years. I prefer them to the Nickel Bronze because of their scooped midrange tone, more prominent bass, and shimmering highs. In addition, the EXPs are coated and last much longer. The Nickel Bronze strings are not bad, and they will appeal to some players who like a more midrange, mellow sound.
By Mike
Nickel Bronze Review
August 26, 2016
I've been a long-time user of D'Addario EXP 17s. I tried a set of their Nickel Bronze strings. My first impression is that they emphasize more of the mid-range. I prefer a more scooped sound with more bass presence and more treble shimmer. I'll update this review after I've played the Nickel Bronze strings a little more, but I'm inclined to stay with the EXPs for their brightness and long-lasting qualities.
D'Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic, .013 - .056, NB1356






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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