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Ernie Ball 2146 Earthwood Medium Light Acoustic Phosphor Bronze String Set (12 - 54)

4.5 out of 5 stars 373 customer reviews
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6 String
Medium Light
  • Rich Expressive Sound
  • Excellent Clarity
  • Made in California, U.S.A. Featuring the finest and freshest materials.
  • Made from 92% copper, 7.7% tin, 0.3% phosphorus wire
  • Element Shield Packaging Prolongs string life and keeps strings as fresh as the day they were made
  • Previously packaged as Regular Slinky Acoustic
  • Packaging may vary from pictured
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Product Description

Style: 6 String | Size: Medium Light

Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings are produced with an exclusive phosphor bronze wrap wire. Engineered to meet the demands of acoustic musicians worldwide, these concert quality strings provide deep, rich bass notes with clear bright trebles. Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings are played by The Counting Crows, The Edge, and Maroon 5 amongst many other touring musicians. Made with the finest and freshest raw materials, all Ernie Ball strings are hermetically sealed to ensure your strings stay as fresh as the day they were made. Gauges .012 .016 .024w .032 .044 .054. Part number 2146.

Product Details

Style Name: 6 String | Size: Medium Light
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.2 x 4.5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002DUQ04
  • Item model number: P02146
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 25, 2004

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Style Name: 6 StringSize: Light Verified Purchase
Short: Mellow, warm, easy on the fingers, not quite as deep sounding.

Long: I like these strings. I usually go with a bigger Gage, but I wanted to try something a little different this time. To me these strings are mellow. They have a nice warm sounds that resonates well. However they don't have the depth that my heaver gaged strings did. But that being said, they are really easy on the fingers. Not only are they easier on the fingers but barring takes less pressure. I don't play as frequently as I would like to and its nice to know that when I do pick up the guitar and play for 20 minutes or so that my fingers can easily handle the punishment.
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Extra Light Verified Purchase
As I've gotten older and the arthriitis in my hands gets a little worse each year, I've had to adjust my playing style and strings. I used to use medium gauge i.e. .012-.054 gauge, on my acoustic. Well, it's gotten to the point that it's just become too hard for me to use heavier gauge strings, so I thought I'd try these. And I love 'em. They still sound great but they're not as hard on my hands as the heavier gauge strings. The string gauges are .010, .014, .020, .028, .040, & .050. I still have the great Ernie Ball sound and chording is so much easier. As I will always say, BALLS ARE BEST!!!
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Medium Light Verified Purchase
I use these on my Martin guitar and it makes it sound absoolutely amazing. I always tune down a half step, and with the strings it's so easy to play. I have used so many different kinds of strings over the past 6 years including Elixar, Martin, and many others. There is no comparison at all. By far the greatest strings ever made
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Light Verified Purchase
Compared to D'Addario's Phospor Light.

Ernie Ball Super Slinky Phospor Light:

Playability: Great, Soft feel and Less buzz (
Sound: Warm rich clear sound with some brightness. (great with fingerstyle)
Volume: Great
Sustain: Great
Punch: Great.
Bass: Average.

D'Addario Phospor Light

Playability: Average, has some buzz and hurts fingers
Sound: Warmer, but doesn't sound full.
Volume: Great
Sustain: OK
Punch: Average
Bass: Thin, but ok
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Medium Light Verified Purchase
A great product that plays well with excellent sustain, keeps in tune on a good setup, and helps squeeze a good tone out of an entry level acoustic (Fender Redondo).
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Light Verified Purchase
I purchased these strings to replace the ones that came with an inexpensive guitar I bought my daughter. They gave the relatively cheap guitar a wonderfully rich sound.
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Extra Light Verified Purchase
Nice overall, with a good sustained ring from the steel strings (1-2) and a bit of a metalic sound on the wound strings (3-6). I like the sound I get on my Yamaha acoustic.
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Style Name: 6 StringSize: Light Verified Purchase
I have been searching for a string that matched my Gibson Songwriter Deluxe and Breedlove D25/SRH.

Previously I had used Gibson Phosphor Bronzes but those are hard to get.

Well this string matches up really well. I am very happy with the balance of brightness and tone. I would say these are for players who enjoy upper end sparkle without sacrificing mid-range balance. My guitars have plenty of bass on their own so I typically don't worry about the string providing anything extra there.

I am a rock and worship player predominantly but I also love fingerstyle guitar. These are great for both.
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