In this article I take a look at Ernie Ball’s Everlast 80/20 Bronze alloy Medium light guitar strings.
I contacted Ernie Ball and asked them if they would be willing to send any of their products over for review, and they were kind enough to send a box of strings over for me to try out.
The Everlast 80/20 Bronze guitar strings are supposed to have a prolonged string life as well as great sounding tone. Before I get on with the review here are the string gauges for all six strings.
Feel and Sound of the Ernie Ball Everlast guitar strings
After putting the strings on my acoustic guitar I noticed right away that the Erinie Ball Everlast 80/20 bronze guitar strings had a great sound quality and stayed in tune. The Everlast 80/20 bronze guitar strings had a bright and clear sound and I really like the tone they gave to my guitar because the strings I had on before were a bit mellow sounding. I liked the brightness and punch the guitar strings had because it really made my guitar project across the room without sounding dull, flat or hollow.
The guitar strings were also very flexible and easy to bend, I could do a full bend without any problems with these guitar strings without having to worry about them being stiff or too brittle where they break easily if you put too much pressure on them. Even on the top thick strings I still had no problem pulling off full bends with these guitar strings.
I also noticed that the strings were very easy on the fingers, which means you can play barre chords and slides without them cutting into your fingers too bad- although I am sure beginners will still suffer some minor discomfort if they don’t have any calluses on their fingers yet.
The strings were very durable and I tested them out with some different tunings and I didn’t have any strings kink or break on me. I actually stretched them out pretty far and adjusted the tuning to play Johnny Rzeznik’s “Name” and I didn’t snap a single string. I believe this is because they were already very flexible and easy to bend. The overall sound quality of the strings had some pretty awesome sustain and projection of sound, and so far they have lasted a few weeks without any noticeable tonal loss.
I will update this article after I’ve had them on for several months to tell you how the guitar strings degrade with time and how long they last before you have to change them, but for now I will say that the Ernie Ball Everlast 80/20 Bronze alloy guitar strings are great for their price and worth a try; so far I am loving them on my guitar.
If you would like to buy these strings you can find them at your local music store, online, or at the Official Ernie Ball website. The average list price for the Ernie Ball Everlast 80/20 Bronze alloy guitar strings is around $10.99. Go try them out, you won’t regret it!
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