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John Pearse® Acoustic/Electric Six String Guitar Nickel Wound Jazz Medium, .012 - .052, 2700

John Pearse® Acoustic/Electric Six String Guitar Nickel Wound Jazz Medium, .012 - .052, 2700
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Strings & stiffness
November 13, 2011
I really suggest adding 2 extra strings, E and B, because they become quickly roasted and black, or coat the last two strings like other factories do. Great under your fingers, very easy to play, very low pressure,very dynamic, nothing to compare with D'addario. They last quite long, but...you know are uncoated strings....great sound-long less.

The stiffness: the American made strings are generally more stiff under your finger...not those.
These strings are comparable to European manufacturers, which are generally more soft and easy to play (thomastik, optima, dogal etc...). So, please consider this:

010 usa = 009 EU
011 usa = 010 EU
012 usa = 011 EU

and so on....

I suggest some more:

another 2 size box like
14-18-22W-32-40-55 (like thomastik bebop)

Both with coated highs. Cheers!

By Joseph M.
pro, con
May 5, 2011
1) I suggest that JP add 2 extra strings (higher), because they become quickly roasted and black, or coat the last two strings like elixir strings do.

2) They don't tune perfectly using a short scale guitar.
Maybe with a regular scale they work perfectly. Who knows...

1)Sound awesome, 10 bucks is an honest price.

2)They feel great under your fingers, very easy, very soft pressure, nothing to compare with d'addario, labella and other mid-range priced strings.

My preferred strings are:

Thomastik Bebop 0.14 -55
John Pearse jazz 0.12 - 52
By Dave P.
A good tip!
July 19, 2010
I bought these strings after watching a tip from Thom Bresh (Merle Travis's son) on a instructional DVD. He was playing them on his dreadnought and they sounded fine, plus he mentioned how easy they were on the fingers. A good tip!
They have almost the volume of the acoustic medium/light strings I have always used and they play smoother and easier than even acoustic lights. Also, there is none of the tarnish associated with bronze strings. I now have them on my dreadnoughts and will certainly order more in the future.
By Kerry P.
John Pearse acoustic/electric Jass Med
February 8, 2010
I recently purchased an excellent Eastman T146 SM. I have tried 12 different makes of string on over the past year. I tried these stings initially and they are the ones that I have now come back to.

I love the versatility of lovely jazz tone coupled with a nice twang if I need it.

Great strings!






1st E




2nd B




3rd G

Nickel Wound



4th D

Nickel Wound



5th A

Nickel Wound



6th E

Nickel Wound




John PearseÒ Strings

"English studio musician John Pearse first began researching into music string manufacture in the mid-sixties. The first person, ever, to teach guitar on television - his BBC lessons have been seen in six countries while his PBS series, STRINGALONG, was shown in most US television markets whilst becoming perhaps the best selling video guitar course both nationally and internationally. He is the author of some forty books on such diverse subjects as instrument building and technique- to cooking and the traditional art of fly fishing! In 1965 John began his collaboration with British Music Strings, a London string maker, to develop a guitar string with both a longer life and a more accurate vibrating and nodal pattern. His designs were so successful that, over the years, both British Music Strings and Thomastik marketed strings under his name. John also designed string lines for Bourne Guitars and Jay Associates, makers of the Jester guitar line.

In 1978 he came to the United States to develop a unique line of accessories for the C.F.Martin Company. It was here that he again met dulcimist Mary Faith Rhoads. After eighteen months, he decided to leave Martin, and, with Mary Faith, started Breezy Ridge Instruments to produce the Breezy Ridge Hammer Dulcimer. His revolutionary design proved itself to be the best sounding Hammer Dulcimer ever made. Next came a line of music strings designed especially for the professional musician. Within months, word of these exciting strings had spread across the country and pressure from both the public and beleaguered dealers had persuaded John and Mary Faith to make their line available to stores and things have just kept growing since then!"



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