Daddario EJ16

String Set for Steel-string Guitars

  • Phosphor bronze
  • Roundwound
  • Clear, transparent tone with a great bright sound
  • Gauges: 012-016-w024-w032-w042-w053

Further Information

Strength of the strings 0,012" – 0,053"
Material Phosphor Bronze

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Very little quality decline over time
Jimey, 03.09.2017
Fair warning, I love D'addario. Everytime I try new brands of strings I regret it and end up coming back to these guys.

The 12-53 Phosphors are no exception. Here is what makes them great:

Sound: A little more mellow than your regular 80/20 which means the first hour or so of play already sounds great and you aren't battling the horrible trebly sounds you sometimes get on fresh strings. These strings punch and have so much low end!

Longevity: If the first hour already sounds great be prepared for very little change in sound over time. I don't know what magic they wound into this set but the sound consistency is ridiculous.

I really don't have any cons for these strings. When I play a lot (unlike at the moment) and am therefore not using ultra-light strings (such as at the moment....) for my poor wee fingers (feign pity here), I come back to these time and time again.
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OK. Not sure they are worth it.
Gray33, 15.12.2020
Not bad. And quite expensive. Gibson Masterbilt seem better to my ear. Harley Benton Valuestrings seem just as good too, and cost over five times less!
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Daddario - cant go wrong
Hairy toes, 19.08.2019
over the last few years, ive started only buying Daddario strings. they are the best for durability and they last a long time. im not one of those people that changes their strings very often, so i want my strings to last a long time and take a good beating and these do it for me.
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Decent sound
Benjamin311, 18.02.2014
I really like the tone of the D'Addario Acoustic strings. This strings feel very well and have a brilliant, defined sound. The basses are very tight, so they fit very well to guitars which already have strong, dominant basses.

But unfortunately they don't last very long... they lose their sound very quick, even though they are made from bronze and phosphor. And: If you play them for an hour or two, your finger tips get green - seriously. So even though the sound is great, it isn't the best choice you could make.

I would rather recommend Elixir Nanowebs - they sound as good as the D'Addarios, but they last far longer, so they are in addition even cheaper!
Another good alternative are the D'Addario EJ series made of 80/20 bronze for a deeper, warmer tone.
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