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John Pearse® Weissenborn Guitar Phosphor Bronze D Tuning, .015 - .060, 3160L

John Pearse® Weissenborn Guitar Phosphor Bronze D Tuning, .015 - .060, 3160L
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22% Recommend this product (2 of 9 responses)
By Jamie
Springville, New York
These really woke up my GoldTone SM
December 30, 2020
I was unhappy with the specific 'hawaiian' strings I had been using on a Goldtone SM Weissenborn. The trebles seemed dull while the bass and mids had such punch -- seemed like the trebles should have been more pronounced. The J. Pearse "Open D" set are overall brighter with more overtones and really deep bass.
ProsBright, shimmering trebles and evenly balanced.
Cons.060 E might be too much bass for this guitar. Very deep but lost some 'tightness'. May need to put in more time with this set.
By Joseph B.
Not exactly the intended usage, but
October 30, 2019
I string my 1977 LoPrinzi with these, tuned down C#-C#, and they work great in that application. I've been playing the same songs (in some cases) in the same way since 1965, and now that my voice has dropped, it's way too late for me to start learning to play them transposed, and not going to be capoing up to the 9th fret for every song, This way I can play the songs in the familiar grips. I've tried this on a few other guitars and they didn't sound too great, but on this one it's magic.
ProsPerfect for my application
ConsCan't find them at the local music store, so plan ahead!
By Joe D.
Weissenborn Open D Strings
September 8, 2016
I'm new to the Weissenborn lap steel thing but I'm hooked on my Gold Tone SM with the JP strings. I had a nice Fishman pup installed and it kicks ass like you would'nt believe. They stay in tune and sound strong and bluesy. I have no reason to try any other string. You can't go wrong with JP Strings!
By T?µnu T.
strange gauges for my weiss
October 25, 2012
I've played weiss D tuning for many years. It's hard to find a good set for this tuning, so I've used custom set. When I tried out this J.Pearse set, 3. and 4. sring were too heavy, even broked 4. string when I was tuning it. When I checked out measures what others (Sally Van Meter, Jerry Douglas... when playing Weiss tuned D) are using, their 3. and 4. string are also lighter! What more can I say... nice cover, useless set:(
By Fred
John Pearse 3160
March 27, 2011
Good strings. A little lacking in volume, but very good.
By Crocau
JP weissenborn strings
January 19, 2011
Excellent strings !

IMHO they have a bit more "meat" in them than the d'Addarios EXP42 that I also use.
By David
John Pearse Weissenborn Strings (D tuning)
January 2, 2011
I have a vintage Weissenborn as well as one made by Bear Creek guitars. I have tried many different types of strings on my lap tops over the last ten years or so, and these are--hands down!--the very best I've used; a great set of strings, well balanced, long lasting, and delivering great tone. Thank you!!
By mecano k.
Great goods not known
October 15, 2010
Great goods not known.
It is felt that the fundamental pitch is very large & deep sound. Moreover, it lasts long.
Very good strings.
By Craig
Clean, balanced sound
October 14, 2010
I've used these for a couple of months on an old Yamaha flat top acoustic guitar the I converted to play lap slide style. These are the first strings I've tried (and I've tried several) that have good sound through out the range, and even tension on all strings. They just feel good. My only complaint is that there is a fair amount of bar noise on the 4th and 6th strings. I'm not surprised about the 6th because of the large diameter, but noise on the 4th was unexpected. Regardless, I'm sticking with these strings because they outperform the D'Addarios, Martins, and other strings I've tried.






1st D




2nd B




3rd F#

Phosphor Bronze Wound



4th D

Phosphor Bronze Wound



5th A

Phosphor Bronze Wound



6th D

Phosphor Bronze 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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