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Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar Slinky Phosphor Bronze, .012 - .054, 2146

Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar Slinky Phosphor Bronze,  .012 - .054, 2146
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By Danny C.
Good Gauging, 'Metallic' Tone
February 9, 2012
I've been comparing every brand of string that I can find-D'Addarios, John Pearse, Martins, DRs, Elixirs, GHS, and Dunlop. I do like these: the slightly heavier A and low E is very useful for alternate tunings like Open G. However, I find the tone to be lacking in sustain and a little bit harsh-while it seems like a faulty word to use to describe steel strings, "metallic" is really the best word I can think of. But they are decent, they hold their tuning very well and are definitely worth a try.
By Robert R.
Ernie Slinky acoustic and electric strings
April 28, 2010
I have used these strings since they first became available nearly forty years ago.
I have tried others. I am a gigging musician and I am rough on guitar strings.
Ernie Ball gives me the bright tone I desire for about an hour or two of performance at price that doesn't break the bank if I am stringing three or four guitars for a gig. I nearly always restring all instruments before each performance.
By ZakRyan
Great strings
March 2, 2010
I have really enjoyed these strings -- I bought them because they were cheaper than what I used to get and I couldn't be happier. 100% Great strings.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Phosphor Bronze Wound



4th E

Phosphor Bronze Wound



5th A

Phosphor Bronze Wound



6th E

Phosphor Bronze Wound




Plain String

"Plain strings sound the higher pitch notes. Plain string is unwound. Made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel, but its shape is round, not hex. Used on electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins -- not classic guitars. One end has a brass grommet, called a ball, which is secured by a special lock twist. The ball is for attaching the string to an instrument.

Acoustic Guitar - Phosphor Bronze

Wound with an alloy of 92% copper, 7.7% tin, and .3% phosphorus. Its light orange-gold color provides a mellow, ringing sound, with excellent clarity.

Core Wire

Core wire is the center of a wound string. It is of specially tempered high carbon steel. The crosscut end view reveals a shape that is not round, but hex shaped. The points of the hex shape help hold the wrap wire securely in place. Hex core wire is used for the wound strings of both electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and mandolins - but not classic guitars."

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